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 () took a week off.
On Saturday night, he was the betting public's co-favorite at odds of 2-1 within the sulky. The -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 (by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway ) followed the winner every step of the way and ended up second while Achilles Blue Chip ( ) 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.