El Ringer defeats the invader He's Gorgeous

04:27 AM 03 Jun 2012 NZST
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El Ringer did on Saturday night just what he did last week at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The six year old harness racing pacer faced the task of defeating invader He's Gorgeous for the second consecutive week. The task was daunting as just two weeks ago, He's Gorgeous set the Vernon Downs all time track record with an eye-popping 1:48.3 score.

In last week’s $18,500 open at the Spa, El Ringer (Artsplace) sat in the pocket behind the favorite and went by him for a 1:52.1 win. This week, again with He’s Gorgeous on the lead, El Ringer came from off the pace and followed cover before charging up to take the evening’s open pace in 1:53.1.

It was the third straight victory for the Margaret Spagnola trained pacer and fourth in the last five starts. El Ringer returned $14.00 to win while longshot Lahaye (Billy Dobson) came on for second and Majo Just Do It (Mark Beckwith) ran third.

Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee first post set for 12:45pm.

by Mike SARDELLA

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