Prime Interest Wins Saratoga Open Trot in New Track Record
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As the trotters marched by the grandstand for the first time, Prime Interest was no longer content to track the leader from second place and charged to the front with one bold move, showing the way through middle fractions of :57 and 1:26.2.
After facing little resistance through the final turn, Prime Interest opened up a six length advantage at the head of the stretch and coasted home unchallenged to prevail by 5-3/4 lengths following a final panel that went in :28.4.
Prime Interest returned $4.90, $2.40, and $2.10. Pablo Angus (Dan Cappello, Jr.) brought in $2.30 and $2.20 for second, while Alpine Dauntless (Brian Allen) paid $2.70 for third.
Owned by Vincent Laurenzo and trained by Colin Johnson, Prime Interest has visited the winner’s circle in nine of 22 starts, with seasonal earnings of $87,740 and a lifetime bankroll in excess of $168,000.(Saratoga)