Day At The Track

Mr consistency Lucid Thoughts upsets

02:57 PM 19 Jun 2017 NZST
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Lucid Thoughts (Cash Hall) has been a picture of consistency this season. The nine year old harness racing trotter hit the board in twelve of his fifteen starts this season heading into his try in the $14,500 Open Trot on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Shawn Gray piloted the John Macdonald trainee and got away in the two-hole behind Cincinnati Miss (Frank Coppola Jr) who won the Open just two weeks ago.

Cincinnati Miss carved out the fractions and after checking in at three quarters in 1:26 extended her lead around the final turn.

Longshot Lucid Thoughts then gathered a head of steam and came charging hard in the stretch.

The veteran high-stepper reeled in Cincinnati Miss in the final strides before stopping the timer in 1:55.1, a time that matched the effort from trotting mare Charmed Life on April 23rd as the fastest of the season for a trotter at Saratoga.

Cincinnati Miss was the runner-up while the favored Boli (Wally Hennessey) was late on the scene to earn the show spot.

Lucid Thoughts paid a hefty $33.40 to win in the upset while the exacta and triple came back $178 and $310, respectively.

Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm.

Mike Sardella

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