06/13/2009 11:00PM

Ferraro's runners sweep top three spots in Susan B. Anthony


Bob's Dylan led a one-two-three finish for trainer Michael Ferraro in Sunday's $50,000 Susan B. Anthony Handicap at Finger Lakes.

Although it's a rare feat, Ferraro had turned the trick at Finger Lakes 28 years earlier. Ferraro, the leading trainer at the western New York track 18 times during his career, also saddled the first three horses in the General Sullivan Stakes on July 4, 1981 with Fio Rito, Sea Bourne, and D J's Nitecap.

Jockey John Davila Jr., who had his choice of mounts, made the right pick by getting aboard the 4-year-old Bob's Dylan ($10) for the first time rather than sticking with Afleet Alexandra. Bob's Dylan provided Davila with his third straight win on the card.

Bob's Dylan went straight to the lead and cruised to a three-length win over Afleet Alexandra, completing six furlongs in 1:10.34, the fastest clocking of the Finger Lakes season. Ferraro's third horse, Sweet Lorena, who was uncoupled from her two stablemates, finished third. Light Tactic, the slight favorite although both she and Sweet Lorena were 8-5 on the board, finished fourth in a field of six New York-bred fillies and mares.

It was the eighth win in 13 lifetime starts locally for Bob's Dylan and her fifth win in a row at Finger Lakes. Her streak was interrupted by a second-place finish last time out at Presque Isle Downs.