Count Speed prevailed in his first ever start in the Saratoga Open Trot on Friday night as the Dan Hennessey-trained trotter was used several times throughout the mile but still proved worthy.
Count Speed (Majestic Son) recorded his fifth win in six starts since joining the Hennessey stable as he accelerated past the race’s favorite Victory Tax (Shawn Gray) in the final sixteenth of a mile. The score in Friday’s $18,000 Open for Count Speed, who was piloted by Wally Hennessey, came in 1:57.3. Victory Tax held second while Oaklea Sydney (Dan Cappello Jr) earned the show spot.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with the $275,000 Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Invitational Pace highlighting the richest card of the year at the Spa.
by Mike Sardella