Saratoga Springs, NY --- Four Excelsior Series finals highlighted the Wednesday (Oct. 2) program at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Each going for a purse of $45,000, the Excelsior Series races were for 3-year-old trotters and pacers who spent the summer battling it out for good purses and points towards Wednesday’s finals.
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|Just Bettor was a 1:54 winner in the colt and gelding pace final.|
Just Bettor (Bettor's Delight) and Jason Bartlett went the distance on the lead to best their rivals in the colt and gelding pace final, stopping the timer in 1:54 while pulling off a mild upset at 4-1.
The sophomore filly pace was won by Thisthatntheother (Dream Away), who was the biggest longshot winner of all the Excelsior races on the night. Stephane Bouchard found open road late with the Ed Hart trained filly and they recorded a 1:55.2 win.
See You At Office (Credit Winner) and Jim Morrill, Jr. went wire-to-wire on the front end in the $45,000 trotting filly division, winning convincingly in 2:00.3.
Ashes Cash (Cash Hall) and Joe Bongiorno bested the colt and gelding trotters while scoring in 1:56.4.
The Excelsior finals officially put an end to the stakes season at the Spa.
Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45 p.m.