Bet You (Bettor’s Delight) went back to back in the Saturday feature as the young pacer came from well off the pace to prevail in the $16,000 Open Pace on Saturday night. After winning his first local Open last week, the Heidi Rohr-trained Bet You got away fifth in the six horse feature and as the fractions were hot on the lead, the rejuvenated pacer sat patiently before making his move in the final quarter. Bet You emerged from a scramble in the stretch with a victory in 1:52.3. Border Control A (Jim Devaux) came from last to finish second while Lettucerockthem A (Billy Dobson) earned the show spot. The four year old Bet You hadn’t factored in his first three tries in the local Open but has now rattled off consecutive victories to bring his seasonal win total to ten. Bet You, who was driven to the score in the feature by Stephane Bouchard, paid $13.00 to win and led an exacta and triple that returned $84 and $528, respectively. Bet You is owned by Tom Dillon of Anson, ME.
Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time of 12:15pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino