Osprey Vision Sees Finish Line First
Jul 14

Osprey Vision was in focus during Buffalo Raceway's $8,200 co-featured trot tonight as he went a lifetime best 1:57.1 over the fast track to produce a surprising $23.60 victory over Serious George.

Lucky Pablo ($18.00) kept the upsets going in the co-main event by breaking an 0-for-20 streak in 2017 with a head victory over Shawnee Magic in 1:59.3.

It was all Osprey Vision in the opener as David McNeight III sent him right to the top. Establishing fractions of 28.3, 58.3 and 1:28.0, it appeared the only trotter to have a chance to catch Osprey Vision was Before I Die.

But his hopes were quickly dashed as he broke stride allowing Osprey Vision to hit the wire uncontested. Serious George (John Cummings Jr.) was 3-1/4 lengths back and picked up the second place check with Winkys Pride (Drew Monti) rolling into third.

Owned by Marissa Russo and trained by David Russo, the eight-year-old gelded Osprey Vision (Ken Warkentin - Summerhill Hallie) now has six wins in 24 starts, pushing his seasonal earnings to $43,214 and $142,947 lifetime.

It was a real tussle in the second $8,200 trotting race with Shawnee Magic, Trotting R T, and City Kid all enjoying the front end before hitting the opening panel in 29.1. With Shawnee Magic (Kevin Cummings) hitting the half in 58.2, Lucky Pablo was sixth but first over and on the move.

Grinding it out to the top in the stretch, Lucky Pablo (Monti) got up in the shadow of the wire to nip the favored Shawn Magic by a head while a game City Kid (Larry Stalbaum) finished in third.

Lucky Pablo (Lucky Chucky - Classical Princess) is owned by Crawford Farms Racing and is trained by Maria Rice. The win moved the five-year-old gelding's winnings to $20,980 this year and to $97,317 in his career.

McNeight III, Cummings Jr., Stalbaum and Monti all produced doubles on the evening.
(Buffalo) Racing will continue on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with an 11 race program set.


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