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Sixth Man & Mark Beckwith

Sixth Man (Duke Of York) pulled off the upset in Sunday’s feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Melissa Beckwith-trained six year old moved second over at the half but wound up dropping in behind the leader turning for home in the $14,000 Winners Over trot at the Spa. Sixth Man closed up the passing lane and reeled in front-running Flyhawk Thriller (Stephane Bouchard) in the final few strides before stopping the timer in 1:56.2. Mark Beckwith piloted Sixth Man to the trotter’s third win in his last four starts. The longshot victor returned $28.60 to win and led an exacta with Flyhawk Thriller that came back $116. Just Make Believe (Jay Randall) earned the show spot and completed the triple that paid a hefty $587. The win was one of three on the card for the meet’s leading trainer Melissa Beckwith whose Blazin Benny won for the 21st time this year and whose Suegrabbitnrun set a lifetime mark trotting to victory in 1:56.

Live racing resumes on Wednesday evening with a first post time of 6:45pm.  


Mike Sardella 
Photo: Melissa Simser




Mike Sardella 
Photo: Melissa Simser
Mike Sardella 

Photo: Melissa Simser

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