J K Cowboy (Brandon’s Cowboy) registered an upset in the Friday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The four year old prevailed in the $8,775 pace for colts and geldings, coming from off the pace to score at odds of 9-1. J K Cowboy moved first over on the race’s favorite Ted The Ballboy (Chris Long) as second choice Party Boy (Bruce Aldrich Jr) observed the battle from the pocket spot. J K Cowboy got up in the final strides to prevail in 1:56 for his fourth win of the season and the second on the night for his connections. Driver Shawn Gray piloted the Joe DeCarlo-trained Cheyenne Deo (Rock N Roll Heaven) to a career-best win in the freshman filly’s first start since the purchase for owner Bill Sartin of Bear, DE. While J K Cowboy’s victory served as a bit of an upset, Cheyenne Deo’s was anything but as the two year old romped in a career-best 1:57.1, doing so at odds of 1-9.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a fifteen race card featuring New York Sire Stakes for two year old trotting fillies. First post time is set for 7:05pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino