Anja (Credit Winner) prevailed in the co-feature for New York sired trotters on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Dave Dewhurst-trained mare was a winning machine in 2017 when she scored eleven victories (many of which came in the New York Fair Circuit). Anja cruised to her first win of ’18 in Thursday’s $7,500 co-feature as she was the public’s 4-5 betting favorite. Jimmy Devaux piloted Anja to a third and a second place finish in her first two tries of the campaign before the four year old went coast to coast to prevail in 2:00.2 for career win number 15 in 50 lifetime tries. Devaux guided another Dewhurst-trained trotter to victory on the matinee card as well as Time Is Fleeting (Lucky Chucky) registered his first career pari-mutual score in 2:03.3. The other co-feature was won by Trotamundo and driver Billy Dobson who piloted three winners on the card.
Live racing continues on Friday evening with a 6:45pm first post.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino