Day At The Track

Mark Beckwith pilots five winners

11:40 AM 24 Mar 2017 NZDT
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Annabeth
Annabeth paid $19.80 while winning for the second time in five seasonal starts
Melissa Simser-Iovino Photo

Annabeth (Shadow Play) pulled off a mild harness racing upset in the Thursday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

The Melissa Beckwith-trained six year old was dismissed at odds of 8-1, the longest shot on the board in the field of five in the $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open.

Annabeth was a beaten favorite in last week's Open and sat third on the rail on Thursday before surging up the passing lane to edge out front-runner Bye Bye Michelle (Dan Cappello Jr).

Annabeth paid $19.80 while winning for the second time in five seasonal starts. The exacta with Bye Bye Michelle second returned $60.

Milky Way Rae (Billy Dobson) finished third to extend her stretch of hitting the board to four.

Annabeth, who stopped the timer in 1:54.1, was driven to victory by Mark Beckwith who piloted five winners on the matinee card, four for conditioner Melissa Beckwith.

Live racing continues on Friday night with a first post time set for 6:45pm.

Mike Sardella

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