Updated on 09/28/2013 5:07PM

Finger Lakes: Wired Bryan justifies heavy favoritism in New York Breeders' Futurity

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Wired Bryan, under Jaime Rodriguez, romps by seven lengths in the New York Breeders' Futurity.

Wired Bryan looked much the best on paper and that’s exactly how thoroughly he dominated on the track in Saturday’s 51st running of the $237,457 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes.

Winner of the Grade 2 Sanford at Saratoga two months ago, Wired Bryan cruised home an easy winner of the Futurity under his first-time rider, locally based Jaime Rodriguez. In winning for the third time in five starts, Wired Bryan ($3.40) finished seven lengths in front of Ogermeister, who rallied to overtake Aspirant winner Fox Rox by a half-length for second. The winning time for six furlongs on a fast track was 1:10.50.

It was the second Breeders’ Futurity win for the Anstu Stables of Stuart and Anita Subotnick, whose horse Ibboyee won the 2009 running and went on to take the New York Derby the following season.

Wired Bryan, a son of Stormy Atlantic, is trained by Michael Dilger, who spent seven years as an assistant to Pletcher before going out on his own in January.

The outcome was never in doubt as Wired Bryan broke sharply from the rail and clicked off fractions of 22.49 and 45.10 seconds while in front by 1 1/2 lengths. Fox Rox tried to stay within striking range, but Wired Bryan increased his advantage to about four lengths turning for home, was 5 1/2 in front at the eighth pole, and increased his advantage to the wire while being hand-ridden.

* Penn National shipper Sing the Dream ($2.10), the lone winner in a field of five 2-year-olds, dominated the inaugural running of the $50,000 Tin Cup Chalice, winning by 9 1/4 lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz. Trained by Clovis Crane for owner Harry Weisieder, Sing the Dream ran six furlongs in 1:13.95.

* Champagne Ruby ($27.60), racing on dirt for the first time after beginning her career by going 1 for 3 on synthetic surfaces, rallied from third in the stretch to defeat 2-5 favorite Alwaysinstillettos in the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox for 2-year-old fillies. Champagne Ruby is trained by Linda Rice for her father, Clyde Rice, and was ridden by Jose Ortiz.