Arthur overcame a difficult journey to win the Open Pace at Saratoga on Saturday night.
piloted the four year old for trainer and after coming away fourth, moved first over approaching the half.
Bet On Roulette (), the Open winner two weeks ago, dug in on the front end before giving in late to the pressure of a tenacious Arthur ( ).
The first win in the local Open for Arthur came in 1:53.1 and at odds of 7-1. Bet On Roulette held strong for second while the favorite BJ’s Guy (Bruce Aldrich Jr) earned the show spot in the $15,000 feature. The win was one of three on the card for Bouchard.
Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm.
by MIke Sardella for Saratoga Raceway