Political Desire did on Friday night what no other harness racing trotter has done in over a month at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Thetrainee defeated standout trotter Slugfest. Slugfest brought a four race Open win streak into Friday's $17,000 feature.
Political Desire () made his local debut a winning one for driver after sitting the pocket behind Obrigado ( ) as that one dueled with the favored Slugfest ( ).
Political Desire closed up the passing lane and stopped the timer in 1:56.4 matching Slugfest's time from last week as the fastest of the season for a trotter. Slugfest had to settle for second this week while Obrigado held on for third. Political Desire returned $20.20 to win while pulling off the mild upset.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post time.