Talented colt scores convincing victory in $237,457 New York Breeders' Futurity
FARMINGTON, N.Y. – Wired Bryan was a popular winner of the 51st renewal of the $237,457 New York Breeders’ Futurity on Saturday at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. The talented colt owned by Anstu Stables took the annual stake for New York-bred 2-year-olds in a six furlong time of 1:10.50.
The Michael Dilger-trainee seized the lead in the early stages of the rich event under jockey Jaime Rodriguez. He controlled the pace throughout and widened his advantage to win by a margin of seven lengths.
“We didn’t want to make it complicated, he was in the one post,” said Dilger. “He always breaks sharp and just needed to go on with it.”
Wired Bryan added a second career stakes victory to his impressive resume that includes a five and one-quarter length triumph in the Grade 2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga on July 21.
The $447,474 earner visited the winners circle for the third time in his fifth lifetime start and paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Ogermeister was second and paid $4.00 and $3.20. Fox Rox finished third and returned $3.10.
Two additional stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds were also run on Saturday. The $50,000 Tin Cup Chalice Stakes was run as the third race and the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox Stakes concluded the card as the ninth race.
Sing the Dream was a dominant winner of the Tin Cup Chalice Stakes. The Clovis Clane-trainee was unchallenged by his rivals and scored a nine and one-quarter length triumph. He finished the six furlong distance under wraps of jockey Jose Ortiz in a time of 1:13.35.
Ortiz registered his second stakes win of the day in the Sheasastonecoldfox Stakes. He guided Champagne Ruby to a one length victory at odds of 12-1 for trainer Linda Rice. The six furlong sprint was completed in a final time of 1:13.37.
The running of the three New York-bred 2-year-old races completed the 2013 stakes schedule. Live thoroughbred action continues at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack until the conclusion of the season on Tuesday, December 10.
About Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offering in 2004 with a $10.5 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually now visit the facility highlighted by nearly 1,200 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. A nearly 33,000 square foot expansion featuring additional gaming space, feature bar and new restaurant is currently under construction and slated to open in the fall of 2013. Gaming doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily. For more information, visit www.fingerlakesgaming.com.