Racing got underway this afternoon
, the first of ten days of close-up action at the Maryland State
Trainer Gary Capuano moved one win closer to a lifetime mark
of 1000 victories when he saddled first time starter Baby Situation ($7.60) to
win the third race. J.D. Acosta was aboard the 2-year-old daughter of
Medallist, the first of two victories this afternoon for the journeyman rider. Capuano
has one starter named to race on Sunday, the 2-1 program favorite Steady
Warrior, who goes in race two.
Dane Kobiskie got off to a quick start to lead the trainer
standings, winning twice. He saddled Lemon Cookie ($4) to win the fourth race
and Meant Every Tear ($5.40) to take race six.
Racing resumes on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.