Boli back winning, takes Saratoga Open
June 26, 2017
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Boli (Kadabra) was one of the trotting stars at the Isle of Pompano Park in Florida this season for trainer Dan Hennessey. The 5-yeaer-old trotter returned to Saratoga earlier this month and finished second and third in his two tries in the Saratoga Open Trot but was a beaten favorite both times.
On Sunday afternoon, Boli was once again the public's top choice and driver Wally Hennessey wasted little time moving the talented high-stepper to the outside in the early going. The 6-5 favorite toughed it out first-over, grinding the leader into submission before drawing away late to prevail in 1:56.
The victory was the seventh in thirteen seasonal tries for Boli who scored ten wins in 2016. Black Broadway (Chris Long) followed the winner's cover and wound up winning a photo for place with Twisted Pretzel (Jim Devaux) who earned the show spot. The exacta and triple in the $17,120 Open paid $22.40 and $96, respectively. The feature victory was one of two on the card for conditioner Dan Hennessey and one of three driving scores on the day for Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey.
Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon with a matinee beginning at 12:15 pm. (Saratoga)