Leg two of the Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series took place on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. There were three $10,000 divisions of the second leg of the series for young pacers. Zac And Forth (Village Jove) was the first of two back-to-back winners in the series on the night as the four year old displayed his versatility. In leg one of the series, Zac And Forth went coast to coast to win in 1:53.2. On Saturday night, the John Podres trainee came from off the pace and outclosed his rivals to prevail in 1:53.1. Fellow leg one winner Carolina Beach (Mark Beckwith) was the second pacer to go back-to-back in the Kamal Memorial on the evening. Making just his fourth start in more than a year, Carolina Beach moved out to the early lead on Saturday and never looked back. The three year old pacer stopped the timer in 1:53.1 to lower the lifetime mark he set last week by nearly two seconds. Beyombo (Frank Coppola Jr) closed in the final strides to pull off the mild upset in the evening’s third division as the Jackie Greene trainee scored in a career best 1:54.2. The final of the fourth annual Gary Kamal Memorial Pace will take place next Saturday October 28th and go for a purse of an estimated $35,000.
Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time of 12:15pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino