Amazing Sevens (Chapter Seven) had a strong freshman campaign back in 2016 at Saratoga Casino Hotel when the Dave Spagnola-trained trotter established a lifetime mark of 1:58.4. After being an award-nominated two year old at the Spa in ’16, Amazing Sevens had a slow 2017 season while lightly raced. Following a lengthy layoff, Amazing Sevens made his seasonal debut last week when he finished sixth. On Thursday afternoon, the four year old high-stepper drew the rail in the co-feature for New York sired trotters and was faced with a first-over journey against the race’s favorite. Amazing Sevens overpowered the leader and drew away to prevail in his second start of the season and did so in a career-best 1:57.4 with Frank Coppola Jr in the sulky. The other $8,030 co-feature was won by Angus Mac Donald’s Some Royalty (RC Royalty) who moved her win streak to four with a wire-to-wire win in 1:58 with leading driver Billy Dobson in the sulky.
Live racing continues on Friday evening at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post.
Photo: Mikayla Gray