For the second consecutive week, Take a Peek N proved to be the top female pacer at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, visiting the winner's circle again aftertaking the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:54.4.
Guided from post seven by Jim Devaux, the 6-year-oldmare paced contentedly in sixth place while tracking the leader Midsummer Delight (Brian Mattison) through an opening quarter mile that went in :27.
After advancing second-over through a half-mile in :56.2, Take a Peek Nenjoyed a brief respite in the pocket as the field reached thethree-quarter marker in 1:25.4 before angling three-wide at the top ofthe stretch and sprinting clear of her overmatched rivals to prevail by 3¾ lengths.
Take a Peek N returned $18.20, $5.20, and $3.50 for the victory. EasyFeelin (Kim Crawford) brought in $11.80 and $6.20 for second, whileMystic Player (Dan Cappello Jr.) paid $6.40 for third.
Owned by Margaret Smith and trained by Dennis Batty, Take a Peek N has triumphed in seven of 35 starts this year, including three of her lastfive outings, with seasonal earnings in excess of $45,000.