Hamburg, NY---JA’S Charmer, a four-year-old Cr Commando mare, out of the Anastasia Andy mare Anastasia J A, won the $8,500 featured trot in 2:00.3, for owner Michael L Torcello of Hamburg, NY, here at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (February 22). It was the first win this season for the JA’S Charmer, who has won six times in thirty-four lifetime starts.
Dismissed by the bettors at 9-1, JA’S Charmer ($21.40) and driver Billy Dobson settled in sixth as eventual second place finisher Neon Dream (Jack Flanigen) cut all the fractions in the race, :30, 1:00.3, and 1:31.
As the field was heading down the backstretch the second time, JA’S Charmer was making her move to engage the leaders at the top of the stretch. A :29 last quarter-mile put the winner 1-1/4 lengths ahead at the finish line. Keystone Fling (Kevin Cummings) came in third.
Trained by Gerry Sarama, the $4,250 share of the winning purse put JA’S Charmer’s lifetime earnings at $104,376. It was JA’S Charmer’s first start of the year.
Driver John Cummings, Jr. led all drivers with three wins on the card.
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Sam Pendolino..........Publicity Director/Public Relations
Photos by Paul White