R Caan & Billy Dobson
R Caan (Four Starzzz Shark) became the seventh different horse to win the Open Pace in seven installments of the regular Saturday feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Heavily backed by the betting public into favorite status, R Caan marched out to an easy lead in the early going and never had an anxious moment en route to his first local Open score. Billy Dobson piloted the five year old Rene Allard trainee to his third win in seven seasonal tries. The victory in the $18,190 Saturday Open came in 1:53.1. Village Jackson (Jim Devaux) hit the board for the third straight time in the local feature as the runner up while Cashendash Hanover (Shawn Gray) earned the show spot. The four time defending leading driver at the Spa, Dobson piloted three winners on the Saturday card.
Live racing will resume on Wednesday night at Saratoga with action beginning at 6:45pm. With no pick five winners on Saturday night, there will be a modest carryover to the Wednesday pool of $1,019.
Photo: Melissa Simser
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