R Caan is 7th horse this year to win Saratoga Open

01:16 AM 21 Apr 2014 NZST
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R Caan, harness racing
R Caan and Billy Dobson
Photo by Melissa Simser

R Caan (Four Starzzz Shark) became the seventh different harness race horse to win the Open Pace in seven installments of the regular Saturday feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

Heavily backed by the betting public into favorite status, R Caan marched out to an easy lead in the early going and never had an anxious moment en route to his first local Open score.

Billy Dobson piloted the five-year-old Rene Allard trainee to his third win in seven seasonal tries. The victory in the $18,190 Saturday Open came in 1:53.1.

Village Jackson (Jim Devaux) hit the board for the third atraight time in the local feature as the runner up while Cashendash Hanover (Shawn Gray) earned the show spot. The four time defending leading driver at the Spa, Dobson piloted three winners on the Saturday card.

by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

 

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