Howd Ya Like That (Howd That Feel) put in a career-best performance in Thursday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Laurie Tranowicz has trained the four year old mare from the start of her career and on Thursday saw Howd Ya Like That stop the timer in 1:58.4 to prevail among the group of New York sired trotters that went for a purse of $9,000. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted Howd Ya Like That who wound up taking over the lead when the race’s top two each made breaks approaching the three-quarter pole. She then held off fellow mare Lasa Dida Lady (John Stark Jr) to prevail by the slimmest of margins. Lasa Dida Lady was the runner-up while Mind Your Manners (Mickey Mc Givern) earned the show spot. In what was her first victory of the season, Howd Ya Like That went off at odds of 4-1 and led an exacta and triple that returned $58 and $253.50, respectively.
Live racing continues on Friday night with a first post time of 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino