Kinda Naughty (Conway Hall) went coast to coast in Thursday’s feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Steve La Belle-trained four year old was the runner-up in consecutive Thursday features before going off as the 7-5 betting favorite in this week’s installment of the $9,950 race for New York Sired trotters. Frank Coppola Jr. marched Kinda Naughty out to the early lead on Thursday and despite being pressured by a parked out rival throughout the race’s first half drew out to a convincing lead heading towards three quarters. The trotting mare stopped the timer in a career-best 1:58.3.
Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino