On Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel, Mugshots Bro (Jailhouse Jesse) did something he had never done before. The Lisa Zabielski trainee went back-to-back in the $15,000 Open Trot. Mugshots Bro went coast-to-coast last Sunday (June 9th) as he set a new lifetime mark trotting to victory in 1:55 with Jimmy Devaux in the sulky. On a rainy Fathers Day afternoon, the method was different but the results were the same for Mugshots Bro who parlayed a second-over trip to victory. The seven year old high-stepper picked up the cover of rival Cash Me Out and tipped three-wide turning for home. Mugshots Bro charged right past the competition and drew away to win in 1:56 over a track labeled ‘sloppy.’ The win was the third in Opens in the last eight days for Zabielski as her Osprey Blue Chip (Brett Crawford) scored in Thursday’s distaff to add to the pair of Open Trot victories for her recent acquisition Mugshots Bro. On Sunday, he paid $8.40 to win and led an exacta and triple with Cartier Volo (Frank Coppola Jr) second and Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron) third that returned $61.50 and $229.50, respectively. The second consecutive score in the Sunday feature for Mugshots Bro marked the third career win in the Open Trot for the rising star.
Live racing resumes on Wednesday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post set for 12 Noon.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino