Day At The Track

Aussie import wires the field at Saratoga

06:10 AM 22 Feb 2019 NZDT
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Shez Sugarsweet, harness racing
Shez Sugarsweet A and driver Ron Cushing
Melissa Simser-Iovino photo

Shez Sugarsweet A (Somebeachsomewhere) cruised to victory in her local harness racing debut at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Thursday afternoon.

Ron Cushing trains and drives the six year old Australian import who has been competing at Yonkers this winter and with a fair amount of success.

Shez Sugarsweet A was assigned the outside post in Thursday's $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open but had little difficulty surging out to the early lead. After travelling unopposed while setting honest fractions to the half in 57.3, Shez Sugarsweet A cruised away from her rivals in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:55.

The win time set a new lifetime mark for the talented distaffer who returned $5.70 to win as the race's 9-5 betting favorite on Thursday. Fellow Yonkers invaders Sail To The Beach (Billy Dobson) and A Crafty Lady (Bruce Aldrich Jr) finished second and third, respectively.

With no one hitting the pick five on Thursday, there will be a $3,815 carryover into the pick five pool on Sunday. The pick five begins in race one on the matinee card which is set to kickoff at 12:00pm.

by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

 

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