Slugfest comes out swinging at Saratoga

12:02 AM 06 Apr 2014 NZDT
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Slugfest and Jay Randell win the Open Trot at Saratoga
Photo by Melissa Simser

Slugfest (Conway Hall) has come out swinging to start his 2014 campaign.

The five-year-old gelding won Friday's Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway behind a wire to wire effort. The Maureen Salino trained trotter began his season last week with a fast closing second in the Open and on Friday night, went right out to the early lead. Jay Randall sat behind Slugfest and as he posted very even fractions before winning it in 1:59 over a sloppy track.

Cash Poor (Austin Siegelman) finished second for the third time in four tries in the local feature while longshot House Money (Bruce Aldrich Jr) held on for third in the $18,190 Open. Slugfest returned $6.40 to win as the public's second choice in the betting.

by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

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