By Tim Bojarski for Batavia Downs
(Photos courtesy of Wendy J. Lowery)
Batavia, NY — It was Deja Vu all over again for last week’s feature winners Just Plain Loco and Credit List, who came right back on Saturday (Nov. 5) to claim another $14,000 Open Handicap on their respective gaits.
First on the pace, Just Plain Loco (Dave McNeight III) got away sixth as Yankee On The Move (Kyle Cummings) led the field to the half in :57.3. Stop Action (Kevin Cummings) moved first over with Just Plain Loco on his back. Positions remained the same to three quarters where Stop Action stopped and forced Just Plain Loco three wide in the last turn. With a two length lead at the top of the stretch, Yankee On The Move made a break and went right, interfering with several horses including Just Plain Loco. But Just Plain Loco regrouped quickly and paced down the center of the lane to win by 1-½ lengths in 1:55.
Just Plain Loco ($6.00) is owned by Paul Lang and Mark Toth and is trained by Jennifer Giuliani.
Giuliani had three wins to lead all trainers on Saturday.
Then on the trot, Credit List (Jim Morrill Jr.) also got away sixth and watched as BJ Laredo (Drew Monti) parked Inquiring Mind (Denny Bucceri) to the half in :57.1. When Inquiring Mind stalled past that station, Jumpinthejailhouse (Kevin Cummings) shook loose and forged to the front by three-quarters. There, Credit List also got loose and swung into contention around the last turn. Credit List and Jumpinthejailhouse battled all the way to the wire where Credit List got the win by a neck in 1:57.3.
Credit List ($4.50) is owned by Room4040 LLC Stables and is trained by Kevin Reynolds Jr.
Morrill ended the day with four winners on the card.
Live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 6 p.m. and there is another carryover available. The Jackpot Hi-5 Pentafecta in the 13th race will start with $2,527 in the pool. Free full past performance race programs for all live race days can be downloaded by visiting the track’s website at bataviadownsgaming.com