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Buck I St Pat wins the 2007 Classic Oaks
Buck I St Pat wins the 2007 Classic Oaks at Mohawk Racetrack
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
9-5 favorite Buck I St Pat rallied from ninth early, circling the field wide around the far turn to win the $265,350 Classic Oaks for trotting fillies and mares by 1 1/2 lengths over 7-2 third choice Passionate Glide in 2:40.3. 3-1 second choice Birminghim was third.
Winning driver Brian Sears said, "I never get her to the gate early because she's had some issues about that in the past. I was content where we were sitting throughout the mile and when I pulled her and asked her to go, she really responded well. She has a real good late kick to her, and that's how she got there tonight."