Wayne Givens’ Bruce Baker and Niel Gargiulo’s VC Atom N ($19, Vince Copeland) was a wire-to-wire upset winner in Tuesday’s $25,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4.
The Washington VC 5-year-old left from post four and seized control of the race early and never looked back, holding off a late charge from Ladyfield who finished second. Bet On Luck rode the rail throughout and held third.
For VC Atom, it was her seventh win of the year for trainer Givens, who also celebrated his birthday Tuesday.
Meanwhile, driver Jim Morand won three races Tuesday to pull within eight wins of 8,000 in his career.