by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

 HAMBURG, N.Y. --- After a heartbreaking loss by a neck last week, Crazy Ritz recovered nicely from the disappointment and posted a length victory over Power And Grace in Buffalo Raceway's featured $14,000 Open Trot on Saturday evening (July 6).
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Photo by Barnstormer Images    
Crazy Ritz (#3) rebounds to take the Open Trot.    
Crazy Ritz ($3.80) was able to turn the tables on Power And Grace this time around by registering a season's best 1:57.1 over the fast track.
Playing the give and go with R Royal Port (Jim Morrill Jr.), Crazy Ritz kicked out fractions of :29.2, :59.1 and 1:28.2. Turning for home, things got very interesting.
Crazy Ritz turned first toward the wire with R Royal Port pulling the pocket. Looking like the major danger, R Royal Port severely drifted out, ending up in the eight path, thus losing all hope. Meanwhile, Crazy Ritz was home free as Power And Grace (Drew Monti) was able to close ground to secure second place with Arrakis (Joseph Chindano Jr.) finishing in third.
Owned by James Palladino and trained by Jim McNeight, Crazy Ritz (Crazy Wow-Bobblesnritz) has now won three times in 12 starts in 2024. The victory pushed his seasonal winnings to $31,520 and $128,527 lifetime.
In the $12,200 Open II Pace, Handsoffmytitos looked like a sure winner midway down the home stretch but someone forgot to tell Scribblers ($5.30). Using a vicious, never say die rally, Scribblers (Kyle Swift) stunned Handsoffmytitos (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the shadow of the wire to snatch the half length decision in 1:53.4. Blazing Light (Kevin Cummings) took the show spot.
Owned by Barry Charles and trained by Christopher Petrelli, the 4-year-old Scribblers (Sportswriter-Gypsy Fantasy) has produced $50,496 this year and $97,721 in his career.
After winning the Class A trot last week by a half length in 1:57.4, Good Boy ($6.10) stepped up to the $12,200 Open II level and it turned out to be deja vu for him. 
In an instant replay from seven days ago, Good Boy started from the two post and charged hard down the lane to collect the victory in a seasonal best of 1:57.3. Biscoe (James McNeight Jr.) finished three quarters of a length back with Curry Hanover (David McNeight III) taking third.
Owned by Mary Warriner and trained by Ryan Swift, it was the third win of the campaign for the 6-year-old Good Boy (Lou's Legacy-Gia's Speedster). The victory increased his bankroll to $31,314 in 2024 and $156,137 in his career.
Racing will resume on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with 13 races scheduled. There's a pair of $52,500 divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old colts and geldings pacers along with three races in the Excelsior Series.
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