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Boli Tackles Saratoga's Open Trotters

Published: June 25, 2017 8:59 pm ET

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Boli was one of the trotting stars at the Isle of Pompano Park in Florida this season for trainer Dan Hennessey. The five-year-old son of Kadabra returned to Saratoga earlier this month and finished second and third in his two tries in the local Open Trot but was a beaten favourite 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 favourite 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 13 seasonal tries for Boli, who scored 10 wins in 2016. The gelding is owned by Paul and Patricia O'Neil.

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 p.m.

(With files from Saratoga Casino Hotel)

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