Show Stopping (I Am A Fool) continued his dominance of the $5,000 claimers on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The six year old pacer prevailed in his first two starts off the claim for trainer Don Sherman in late April and went on to go four-for-four in the $5,000 claiming ranks. Following a claim last week by trainer Heidi Rohr, Show Stopping was back in the same class on Thursday and was his race’s 4-5 betting favorite as he tried to extend his win streak to five in the five claiming ranks. Austin Siegelman, who piloted Show Stopping to all four victories while under the guidance of Sherman, sat behind him once again on Thursday as the razor sharp pacer overcame a first over journey to prevail in a career best 1:53.2. Show Stopping was once again claimed out of his Thursday race so whether or not he will remain in the $5,000 claimers remains to be seen.
Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino