Denslow Hanover stayed sharp on Saturday, July 28 at Saratoga Casino Hotel as the Don Billings trainee won in the $14,500 Open Pace.
Finishing first or second in eight consecutive starts, Denslow Hanover and driver Jimmy Devaux floated for position from post three while Artful Way set the pace. Through splits of :55.1 and 1:22.2, Artful Way braced for Denslow Hanover as he surged off cover in the stretch. Denslow Hanover got up in time to prevail in a career-best 1:51.4 and register his first Open victory.
Artful Way was second while longshot Newbie took third.
Denslow Hanover, a six-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser, paid $21.80 to win and led an exacta and triple that returned $72 and $604, respectively. Devaux piloted six winners on the Saturday program, three of which coming for trainer Don Billings.
Live racing resumes on Tuesday, July 31 with a first post time set for 7:05pm.
(With files from Saratoga Casino Hotel)