Dewey Arnold (Deweycheatumnhowe) has been a winning machine over the years but the trotting star was a beaten favorite in each of his first three starts of 2023 heading into his Monday try in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel. On Monday, the Dave Dewhurst-trained star high-stepper was again the betting public’s top choice as he drew post position five in the six-horse feature. Jimmy Devaux marched Dewey Arnold out to the early lead, a lead the classy five year old would never relinquish. Dewey went coast-to-coast in 1:56.4 in the $17,000 Open besting last week’s feature winner Big Box Hanover decisively in what was a $13 exacta. Longshot Grinder (Andover Hall), the runner-up in the first Open Trot of the season, finished third on Monday to complete a $67.50 triple. Dewey Arnold is now just a few thousand shy of the $400,000 mark in career earnings after what was his 26th lifetime victory in just 61 starts. Dewey Arnold is co-owned by his trainer Dave Dewhurst and Philip Hale of New York.
Live racing continues on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time of noon.
Photo: Jessica Hallett
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