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So Nice Scores In Saratoga Feature

Published: December 9, 2016 10:40 pm ET

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So Nice continued her late season dominance of the distaffers Friday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

The Amber Buter-trained mare was the race’s 2-5 favourite in the $16,000 Fillies and Mares Open, and despite being assigned the outside post in the five-horse feature made the lead in a matter of strides.

After having things her own way in lap one, So Nice powered away from her rivals in the final half to win in 1:52.1 by three and a half lengths. Bazooka Terror (Billy Dobson) added another to her tally of second-place finishes in the feature this year as she rounded out the exacta in the five-horse Open.

The win for So Nice, who was driven to victory by Mark Beckwith, was her fifth in the local feature this year, second only to Velocity Vespa who has recorded six victories in the Friday feature for distaffers in 2016. So Nice is owned by Tyler Buter of Middletown, NY and Stephen Oldford and the Gene Oldford Farms of Michigan.

Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 6:45 p.m.

(Saratoga Casino Hotel)

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