Bonamassa (Muscle Mass) continued her strong start to the meet on Wednesday at Saratoga Casino Hotel when the Maureen Salino trainee recorded her third win of the season in just her fifth start. The 3-5 betting favorite in her division of the $9,000 co-featured races for New York sired trotters, Bonamassa wound up sitting the two-hole on Wednesday and parlayed her pocket ride to victory in career-best fashion. Brett Crawford has been the regular pilot this year for Bonamassa who again surged in the stretch on Wednesday before stopping the timer in 1:57.4 to continue the strong start to her ’19 campaign. Proving to be versatile this season, Bonamassa has thrived while racing up close and from off the pace in her handful of tries in her four year old season.
Live racing continues on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a 12:00pm first post. There is a $5,000 guarantee in the Pick Five pool starting in race one. Race five has a $25,000 guarantee in its triple pool.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino