Drew Monti wins six at Batavia Downs
Written by WBTA STAFF on October 3, 2019
(Photo courtesy of Steve Roth)
By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs
Batavia, NY — Although the weather turned decidedly cooler after the rain on Wednesday (Oct. 2) in western New York, driver Drew Monti was red hot at Batavia Downs as he won six races on the card, including a natural Grand Slam in races three to six.
Monti visited the Purple Haze Winner’s Circle with A J Cash (2:01, $2.70), Rock N Roll Rosie (1:57.3, $8.40), Our Art And Heaven (1:59.2, $4.60), Cracked Glass (1:58.4, $9.10), Terlingua (1:56.3, $19.60) and Tymal Luckynpink (1:57.2, $3.90).
Monti hit the board with a second and a third as well giving him a .530 Universal Driver Rating (UDR) for the night.
Over the last six race nights at Batavia Downs, Monti has been the winningest driver on the grounds with 10 victories in 33 starts giving him a win percentage of 30%, and including his five seconds and four thirds, he has a UDR of .428 during that same time.
The feature race for the night was the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap that saw Little Joke (Billy Davis Jr.) leave from post seven to take the lead and keep it throughout the mile and win by 2-1/4 lengths in 1:56.1.
It was the seventh win of the year for Little Joke ($15.00) who is owned by Vogel and Wags Nags Stable and Jack Rice. Maria Rice trains the winner.
Davis had two more winners on the card beside the feature giving him a driving hat trick as well.
Live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Friday (Oct. 4) with post time at 6 p.m.