Just Make Believe () parlayed a pocket ride to victory to prevail in the $17,000 Open Trot for the first time at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
piloted the four year old trotter for the Kellogg Racing Stables and trainer . The veteran reinsman worked out a two hole trip behind Just Like Lloyd ( ) and cruised up the passing lane to secure the Open score.
Just Make Believe, who had finished third in the feature on three occasions, scored at odds of 8-1, getting the best of Just Like Lloyd who held second while Justa Rebel () earned the show spot. The victory came in 1:56.2 for Just Make Believe whose sixth win of the season came over a tracked labeled "good" following a day of off and on rain in the Spa City.
Live racing continues on Saturday night with first post time set for 6:45pm.
by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway