Dilly Dali (Dali) went coast to coast in Friday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jose Godinez-trained mare took advantage of her inside post position and moved out the early lead in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open. With Bruce Aldrich Jr. in the sulky, Dilly Dali never had an anxious moment en route to her wire-to-wire win which came in 1:53.1, a new seasonal best for the four year old mare. Bazooka Terror (Billy Dobson) was the runner up for the fourth time this season in the Friday feature for distaffers while My Spring Fling (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. Dilly Dali was the race’s co-favorite at odds of 5-2 and returned $7.50 to win. The exacta and triple paid $68 and $285, respectively.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at the Spa with a first post time set for 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino