09/07/2012 6:35PM

Thistledown: Eyes Super Freaky makes it three in a row with Governor’s Buckeye Cup victory


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio – Eyes Super Freaky held off Bold Captain by 1 1/4 lengths to capture the $50,000, 1 1/4-mile Governor's Buckeye Cup on Friday at Thistledown, his third win in a row and second stakes victory this year.

Eyes Super Freaky settled within striking distance four wide while with the second flight under Luis Gonzalez, responded readily when set down on the second turn, and made the lead at the top of the stretch. Bold Captain made a determined late run but could not get to the winner

It was four lengths back to Only Boy in third.

Trained by Gary M. King, Eyes Super Freaky returned $6.80 as the favorite and finished in a final time of 2:04.80 over the fast track.