The Jordan Derue-trained Mixed Emotion, a three-year-old colt by Real Desire, put in a career-best performance on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Derue sat behind Mixed Emotion who drew the rail in his $8,000 division of a non-winners of two race lifetime pace just two starts removed from winning while coming from off the pace.
Following a second-place finish last Tuesday (Nov 7), Mixed Emotion was the 3-5 betting favorite this week as he sat the pocket to rival Four Foot Gimme (Billy Dobson) who was fresh off a four-race stint in the Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series.
Four Foot Gimme was strong on the lead throughout and even drew away from Mixed Emotion for a bit while heading to the three-quarter pole. Those two paced away from their rivals around the final turn and in the stretch, Mixed Emotion got the better of Four Foot Gimme en route to a career-best 1:55 score.
It was the third victory on the season for the three year old Mixed Emotion who is owned by Derue, Ciuffetelli, Singh and the FBP Racing Stable. Four Foot Gimme was the runner-up to complete a $22.20 exacta while Yepyepyep (Phil Fluet) earned the show spot to wrap up a $69 trifecta.
Live racing resumes on Saturday evening with a first post time of 5pm.