ALWAYS AT MY PLACE WINS SATURDAY NIGHT 44G OPEN HANDICAP PACE
Away alertly from assigned post position No. 6, Always at My Place worked around Doctor Butch (Jason Bartlett), making the lead before a 27.1 opening quarter-mile. He then pilfered a 29-second next subsection (56.1 intermission), which would serve him well.
While this was transpiring, 3-10 choice Evenin' of Pleasure (Joe Bongiorno) had slipped in fourth from his remanded outside seven-hole. He was then second-over behind Robbie Burns N (Greg Merton) Unfortunately for the people's preference, that tow didn't help and Evenin' of Pleasure was three-deep into a 26.4 third quarter (1:23).
All the while, Always at My Place owned a length-and-quarter lead into the lane. Doctor Butch slipped off the cones, Pacing Major N (Jordan Stratton) advanced inside and Evenin' of Pleasure was trying to sustain his bid.
He couldn't. In fact, no one could as Always at My Place prevailed by three-quarters of a length in 1:50.3, matching his season's-best effort. Doctor Butch was second and Pacing Major N third, with Evenin' of Pleasure and Barimah A (Brent Holland) settling for the minors.
For second choice Always at My Place, a 7-year-old Always a Virgin gelding co-owned by Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Phil Collura, it was her fifth win 42nd career in 17 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $155, the triple returned $489 and the superfecta paid $2,661.
Sunday’s (Aug. 5th) "French" matinee offers a first post of 12:30 PM.
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