JS Trotting Bob (CR Excalibur-CR Mimosa) continued his sensational freshman season on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters took center stage on the 15-race card.
JS Trotting Bob was acquired by the KJ Stables of Baldwinsville, N.Y., a little over a month ago and has since gone four-for-four after his Friday night romp at the Spa in the $90,863 Sires Stakes race.
Jim Morrill Jr was in town to pilot the freshman trotter for trainer Tracy Brainard and sat patiently in mid-pack before unleashing his attack heading to the three-quarter pole. The race's 1-9 betting favorite, JS Trotting Bob prevailed in 2:00.3 over an off track that followed a day full of rain. The 2-year-old standout is now seven for eight in his young career and will head into the Night of Champions as the 2-year-old colt to beat.
The other $90,863 Sires Stakes race went to Jim Doherty's Mister Anson (Conway Hall-Berry Nice Muscles), who benefited from a disqualification of first-place finisher Cash Me Out. It was the first career victory for Mister Anson who may have punched his ticket to the Sires Stakes final with the win. (NYSS)