Nono Lindy (Crazed) always seems to do his best work when he comes to Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Tony Mondi-trained trotter continued that trend on Thursday night when he prevailed in the evening’s feature. Nono Lindy moved out to the early lead in the $9,950 feature for New York Sired trotters and after the race’s odds-on favorite made a break was faced with a big challenge from longshot HZ Royalty (Jimmy Devaux) who came first over. The two NY breds battled it out throughout the second half of the mile but Nono Lindy would not be denied and stopped the timer in 1:58.2 for his second win of the season. Frank Coppola Jr. piloted the three year old trotter who returned $8.50 to win. HZ Royalty held strong for second while fellow longshot Luck Of Macrea (Wally Hennessey) came on for third. The exacta paid $154.50 while the race’s triple came back $573 with the favorite out of it. Nono Lindy has recorded both of his 2016 victories at Saratoga and has a second place finish in his other start at the Spa this year.
Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 7:05pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino