Muscle Beachboy wires field in Saratoga Open

01:00 PM 06 Apr 2014 NZST
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Dan Cappello Jr., harness racing Muscle Beachboy, harness racing
Dan Cappello Jr.
Muscle Beachboy wins the Open Pace at Saratoga
Photo by Melissa Simser

Muscle Beachboy (Somebeachsomewhere) became the fifth horse to win the Open Pace in five seasonal Opens at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

The Tracy Brainard-trained pacer went out to the early lead and had to withstand sizzling fractions on a chilly Saturday night before having plenty left in the stretch.

Dan Cappello Jr piloted Muscle Beachboy to the 1:54.2, a win time that matched the fastest of the young season at the Spa. Spinarama (Austin Siegelman) finished second in the $18,190 feature while Village Jackson (Stephane Bouchard) earned the show spot. Muscle Beachboy, the race’s morning line favorite, returned $8.40 to win.

By Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

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