Sweet win at Plainridge for Little Honeybadger
August 01, 2019
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Last week Little Honeybadger wired the field and won in a lifetime mark. This week, it was Deja Vu all over again as the mare went gate to wire in her fastest lifetime clocking in the $10,000 feature conditioned pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.
Little Honeybadger (Nick Graffam) left from post six and went right to the front. She proceeded to cut comfortable fractions from there of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:25.2 with only a momentary challenge at the last station from Babebzgorgeous (John Beckwith).
As the field proceeded into the turn Little Honeybadger was pacing strong, pulled away from Babebzgorgeous and looked like she would close it out. Shez A Maverick (John Nason) took one last shot when she pulled the pocket in the stretch but it was too late as Graffam had Little Honeybadger cruising to the line where she won in 1:53.4.
The time was a new lifetime mark, knocking a full second off the one she set just six days ago.
The third win of the season for Little Honeybadger ($7.60) pushed her earnings to $31,576 for owner/trainer Mike Graffam.
Matt Athearn and Drew Monti each had a driving double on Thursday. (Standardbred Owners Of Mass.)