Ronny Bugatti & Austin Siegelman
Ronny Bugatti (Art Major) continued his recent hot streak at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday night. The talented four year old prevailed in the $17,000 Open Pace for the second time in his last three tries. On August 9th, Ronny Bugatti recorded his first ever win in the local Open and posted a win time of 1:50.4 which at the time was the second fastest in track history. Following a second place finish in his previous try, the Allan Johnson-trained pacer was the public’s 9-5 top choice in the betting on Saturday. In a race that saw all kinds of early action and a couple of lead changes in the first half, Ronny Bugatti and driver Austin Siegelman moved first over approaching the half mile pole and battled rival BJ’s Guy (Bruce Aldrich Jr) throughout the second half before wearing him down and winning a photo in what was a blanket finish in the feature. Last week’s Open winner Bet On Roulette (Wally Hennessey) came from last to finish second while BJ’s Guy held on for third. Ronny Bugatti’s win came in 1:52.4.
Live racing goes on hiatus at Saratoga for track resurfacing and will resume on Thursday night September 11th with a first post time of 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser
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