Truth And Liberty (Total Truth) won the Fillies and Mares Open two weeks ago as the Bob Lounsbury trainee grinded out a first over victory. After making a break as the favorite in last week’s installment of the $19,500 feature for fillies and mares, Truth And Liberty once again wound up first over in the Open on Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The favored Tiptina (Phil Fluet) set quick but reasonable fractions on the engine and after reaching the half in 56.2 was met with the challenge of Truth And Liberty. That twosome battled for close to a half mile before Truth And Liberty put away Tiptina in the stretch and drew clear to win in 1:53.3. Pocket sitter Brown Brinny (Dan Cappello Jr) closed to be second while Tiptina had to settle for the show spot. Truth And Liberty paid $8.40 to win and led an exacta and triple that returned $27.40 and $111.50, respectively. Jimmy Devaux piloted the five year old mare to the Friday score on a night in which the red hot reinsman piled up three wins.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a first post time set for 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino