Ashley's Husband wins second straight at Saratoga

01:58 PM 08 Jun 2014 NZST
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Ashley's Husband wins the Open again at Saratoga Raceway
Photo by Melissa Simser

Ashley's Husband became a rare horse to win the Saturday Open Pace for a second time this season at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

After securing a victory in the $17,000 feature for the first time two weeks ago, Ashley's Husband (Henry Clay) took a week off.

On Saturday night, he was the betting public's co-favorite at odds of 2-1 with Jordan Derue in the sulky. The Kyle Spagnola-trained pacer moved first over on his co-favorite who wound up making a break heading to the three quarter pole. Once Ashley's Husband struck the lead, he powered clear from his rivals before stopping the timer in 1:53.2 as a well-measured winner in the feature.

R Caan (Billy Dobson) followed the winner every step of the way and ended up second while Achilles Blue Chip (Mark Beckwith) shook loose late to earn the show spot. The win was one of three on the night for Derue and one of two for conditioner Spagnola.

by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

 

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