Day At The Track

Ponder mare records third consecutive victory

05:18 PM 10 Aug 2017 NZST
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So Nice
So Nice
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So Nice (Ponder) recorded her third consecutive victory on Wednesday night as the star distaffer prevailed in the harness racing Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

So Nice won the local Open in mid July, the last time the Amber Buter trainee came to town.

Following a victory at Yonkers in her last start, it was back to the Spa for the seven year old mare who last year was the Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year at Saratoga.

In Wednesday's $14,000 feature, So Nice sat the pocket to the race's odds-on favorite Godiva Seelster and blasted by in the final furlong before scoring in 1:53.3. Godiva Seelster was the runner-up while last week's Open winner Stylish Beachwhere came on for third.

So Nice, who moved over the half million dollar mark in career earnings with last week's win, paid $8.20 in her most recent victory.

The exacta with the favorite second paid $18.40 while the triple in the six-horse feature returned $42.60.

Jimmy Devaux, who drove Twisted Pretzel to a win in Tuesday night's Open Trot, piloted So Nice to the score in the Wednesday feature.

Live racing resumes on Friday night at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post.

Mike Sardella


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