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ONKERS, N.Y. – Blindswitch Racing Stable and harness racing trainer Al Annunziata will start a formidable pair in this week’s pacing features at Yonkers Raceway. Betabcool is the 7-2 co-second choice on the morning line in Friday’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap while Don’tcallmefrancis is the 3-1 early favorite in Saturday’s $40,000 Open Handicap. Created by David Litvinsky six years ago, Blindswitch Racing Stable boasts a roster of about 30 horses, the most recent to join the ranks being Have Faith In Me, a champion pacer in Australia and New Zealand Blindswitch owns in partnership with VIP Stable, Robert Cooper, and Gary Axelrod. To reach the point of racing competitively in the Opens at Yonkers and importing the some of the Southern Hemisphere’s top horses, Blindswitch built success on the backs of its “core” four horses. “The first horse we claimed was Pan From Nantucket,” Litvinsky said. “He was so good. From there, it was BJ’s Guy. It was just lucky claims one after the other. Then RU Ready to Rock and Rock To Glory. Those were the core that kind of grew the stable. They were super horses. We’ve just been lucky with the claims and the right horses.” After achieving success in the claiming game, Litvinsky turned his attention to importing horses from Australia and New Zealand. He realized an average horse Down Under could be a good horse in the United States and a top horse from the Southern Hemisphere could be superior when brought stateside. “I think we started maybe three years ago with the Australian horses. I deal with an agent that kept calling us and saying, ‘hey, you’ve got to get this horse.’ They were cheaper back then. They were cheaper than they are now because now everybody’s doing it,” Litvinsky explained. “The horses that came over here, they were just average horses there, average to below average. Some of these horses are bleeders and a little bit of Lasix really freshens them up and obviously, they can breathe. We said, ‘let’s get some of the better horses there and they can be something really special here.’ ” Betabcool was one of those top horses Blindswitch imported. Purchased last year, the daughter of Bettor’s Delight was a 19-time winner from 84 starts in Australia, including wins in two Group 3 stakes, the Cinderella Stakes and the Norms Daughter Stakes. She began racing in North America last February and has posted seven victories and earned $221,500 since. Despite her success, Betabcool was originally overshadowed by stablemate Quick Draft. “We got her around the same time as Quick Draft,” Litvinsky said. “Quick Draft was actually the more classy horse coming over here; she was supposed to be the real deal, but as soon as we trained them together the first time, we just all knew that Betabcool was going to be the tougher horse, the better horse. She’s a really gutsy horse.” To start her 2018 campaign, Betabcool posted a neck victory in a $20,000 overnight at Yonkers January 12 with Jason Bartlett in the sulky. She finished third in her next start January 26 before scoring a nose win over Regil Elektra at the same level February 2 after starting from post seven and racing 8 ¾-lengths behind early. “Betabcool, we gave a month off to freshen up. She had a big season, so we turned her out a little early and she’s come back really, really strong. She’s super sharp right now,” Litvinsky said. Betabcool’s impressive races justified moving up to the Filly and Mare Open this week, where she’ll meet last week’s winner Sell A Bit, Motu Moonbeam, who won at this level two weeks ago, and fellow class-jumper Cousin Mary. Juxta Cowgirl, Jag Out, and Annabeth complete the field. Betabcool will start from post three. “She got Bartlett, which is obviously a big bonus,” Litvinsky said. “She’s definitely better from off the pace. I’m hoping there’s little action up front and she gets away third and comes first-over, comes home late. She’s a different horse up front. She likes to chase for sure.” While Betabcool came from overseas, Blindswitch obtained Don’tcallmefrancis by more tradition means. Litvinsky acquired the Rocknroll Hanover gelding for $55,000 at the 2017 Meadowlands Winter Sale, seeing potential in the 2016 Anthony Abbatiello Classic winner to become a talented older horse. “He had an amazing 3-year-old season, made $150,000, beat some nice horses,” he said. “When we first got him, he was really good, then he started tailing off a little bit, he was tying up, so it took a little while to get him back to where he was at 3.” Don’tcallmefrancis won six of 37 starts last year, good for $74,770, but the 5-year-old is off to a faster start this year. He won four races in a row, including two for a $50,000 tag at Yonkers in January, before taking on Open company last week. Much to Litvinsky’s surprise, Don’tcallmerancis finished second by a nose. “I didn’t expect him to finish first or second last weekend,” he admitted. “There are some nice horses in the Open, it’s a big step up from a 50 claimer. When the horse is sharp, I guess he can beat anybody.” Saturday night, Don’tcallmefrancis will start from post three with Greg Merton in the bike and will face seven rivals, including Killer Martini, a 7-1 winner of the Open last week, Orillia Joe, who strung together three straight wins in January, and Dream Out Loud, who finished third in his last two Open tries. All Down The Line, Gokudo Hanover, Thisjetsabookin, and Soto complete the lineup. “If he gets a good trip, he can definitely win. I don’t think he’s going to win first-over, but if he gets the right trip, he can definitely catch them. It’s a very classy field.” First post time Friday and Saturday night at Yonkers is 6:50 p.m.  For entries to Friday’s races, click here.  Saturday’s fields can be found here. By Brandon Valvo for the SOA of NY

YONKERS, NY, Friday, January 12, 2018 — Odds-on Sally Fletcher A (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) was saved by the wire Friday night (Jan. 12th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s first-of-the-season harness racing $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace. The auto-drawn field of seven traversed the rain and the wind and the fog, with Sally Fletcher A—from post position No. 2—wanting no part of an early seat. The people’s preference worked around polester Scandalicious (Matt Kakaley), making the lead just after a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. It was a :56.4 intermission when Best of Jenna (Dan Dube) took out of third. She was chugging along toward a 1:25 three-quarters, never getting that close to the leader. Sally Fletcher A owned a length-and-a-quarter lead into the lane, but she wasn’t out of the wet woods. Scandalicious edged from the pocket, while a ground-saving Sell a Bit N (Jordan Stratton) moved crisply along the cones.  However, Sally Fletcher A did get the line when she needed it, nipping Sell a Bit N by a head in 1:55. Scandalicious was photoed for second, while Sassa Hanover (George Brennan) and Truth and Liberty (Greg Merton) rounded out the payees.  For Sally Fletcher A, a 5-year-old Down Under daughter of American Ideal owned by Blindswitch Racing Stable and trained by Al Annunziata, her local and 2018 debut was a fifth win in six North American tries. The exacta paid $26.20, with the triple returning $90. Friday’s Pick 5, buoyed by a double carryover in excess of $15,000 ($15,113.25, to be exact) and a $40,000 guaranteed pool, attracted $44,637 of fresh lettuce. After new-money takeout, an approximate pool of $48,591 was divvied up. The winning combination of 1-2-3-1-1 returned $759 for each correct half-a-buck wager. Frank Drucker

If you’ve ever wondered what that ‘N’ is after a standardbred’s name in your harness racing program, you’re not alone. An ‘N’ or an ‘A’ that comes at the end of a horse’s name is an indicator that said horse was bred in and likely raced in New Zealand or Australia. There are many foreign invaders (more from New Zealand than Australia) in harness racing. Oftentimes, they are stars. People with connections abroad usually negotiate a price over the phone (or through an agent) and then the New Zealander or Australian makes the long journey to the U.S. But why? Why when there are so many horses bred in this country would people go to such lengths to connect with others abroad to acquire new members for their stables? The answer is fairly simple I suppose. Harness racing is big in New Zealand and Australia and there have been thousands of horses to come over to the states and enjoy success. For a handicapper, it can be a bit tricky as often times all you really have to go on is the mandatory qualifier the horse shows that is contested in the U.S. once he/she gets here. The charted lines from abroad aren’t thorough enough to make an analysis of. One thing that often happens when the new horses come to the U.S. is that they are heavily bet in their first start or starts. That’s because the success rate of these horses is very high not only while racing at Saratoga but at pretty much every track where they compete. Trainer Al Annunziata and owners the Blindswitch Racing Stable seem to have a good thing going. Their pipeline abroad has often brought them some very talented horses from New Zealand and Australia. Those horses with that N’ or the ‘A’ after their name have shown up with regularity for those connections and for the most part, those imports have proven to be very powerful. Though they certainly don’t always work out, many of the invaders have thrived in years past and even more so this season at Saratoga Casino Hotel for Annunziata. On Friday night, the overwhelming betting favorite in the $19,500 Fillies and Mares Open was Annunziata’s Sally Fletcher A. This Australian-bred made her debut for her new connections a few weeks ago at the Spa and looked like she may be next in the long line of pacing mares that have come from overseas and thrived out of the Annunziata stable. Annunziata, who races at several of the tracks in the northeast, has had a big season at Saratoga and currently sits fourth in the local trainer standings. His stable saw its fourth different member win the Fillies and Mares Open at the Spa this season as Sally Fletcher A rolled to a convincing victory on Friday night. Sally Fletcher A, who won the feature in 1:53.1, is now 3-for-3 in the U.S. with a win at Pocono Downs to go with her pair of local scores. The six year old mare, who now owns 17 wins in 59 lifetime starts, went wire-to-wire in each of her first two victories after joining her new home but on Friday night, driver Jimmy Devaux took back in the early going with the public’s overwhelming 1-9 betting favorite. Devaux waited until things settled in a bit and made his move approaching the opening quarter. Once Sally Fletcher A got to the lead, it was lights out. The rising star cruised through the majority of the mile before briefly being tested in the stretch by the pocket-sitter who gave futile chase. Friday night is ladies night at Saratoga and last weekend, Annunziata’s mares scored four victories on the card. On an evening in which Sally Fletcher A prevailed in the feature, Annunziata had three other lady pacers secure victories and two of them were New Zealand-breds. The string of successful New Zealanders continued for the connections of Our Els Dream N and Glenferrie Bronte N on Friday as each of those mares were down in class from where they have competed for the majority of the year. Both Our Els Dream N and Glenferrie Bronte N have been Open participants this season at the Spa. In fact, coming into Friday night, Glenferrie Bronte N’s previous four local starts have all come in the Fillies and Mares Open. With a pair of seconds and a third place finish in those four tries, Glenferrie Bronte N looked like she would be the most impactful of Annunziata’s foreign born mares in the local Open for distaffers. Actually, though she has done well in the ladies’ feature recently, she is not one of the four New Zealand or Australian invaders to prevail for Annunziata in the Saratoga Open this year. Sally Fletcher A and Our Els Dream N joined Quick Draft A and Betabcool N as Open winners in ‘17. Quick Draft A started out the year with a victory in the season’s first Fillies and Mares Open and the New Zealanders and Australians have continued to pile up the feature wins all year long for Annunziata. On a night in which foreign invaders gave Annunziata’s stable three of its four Friday victories, there was another pair of New Zealand-bred mares that secured wins. Carrickmannon N set her lifetime mark at Saratoga last season after coming to town as one of those overseas purchases from the New Zealand pipeline. The mare won 10 times in 2016 and set her lifetime mark of 1:52.3 right here at the Spa. On Friday night, she prevailed in her second start since returning to town while competing out of the Beckwith stable. Myeyesadoreya N became the fifth invader from “down under” to score on Friday night’s card, moving her record to three-for-five since making the trek from New Zealand. Five of the thirteen winners came from New Zealand or Australia on a Friday night that highlighted the pipeline from Oceania to the U.S.A. which has been heavily traveled in the past few years by some very successful standardbreds and is becoming quite a popular path in harness racing these days. That trend is certainly not lost on trainer Al Annunziata and the Blindswitch Racing Stable who have thrived at Saratoga this year with their foreign invaders and most notably with the lady pacers who have been extremely impactful in the Friday features at the Spa. Only two weeks remain in the 2017 racing season at Saratoga with live racing taking place on Thursday and Sunday afternoons beginning at 12:15 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 6:45 p.m. Until next week, I’m Mike Sardella wishing you the best of luck and we’ll see YOU at the finish line! Mike Sardella writes about harness racing Mondays in The Saratogian and The Record. 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Sally Fletcher A (American Ideal) moved her record to three-for-three since coming to the U.S. for harness racing trainer Al Annunziata as the six year old mare prevailed in Friday's Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Sally Fletcher A made her American debut in November when she romped in a condition race at the Spa before setting a lifetime mark last week when airing in 1:52 at Pocono Downs. On Friday night, backed to the tune of 1-9 odds by the betting public, Sally Fletcher A drew away late in the mile to prevail in 1:53.1 in the $19.500 Open for distaffers. Jimmy Devaux piloted the mare to her third consecutive victory. Wishy Washy Girl (Bruce Aldrich Jr) was the runner-up in the Open for the second time in three tries while Tataria (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. Annunziata, who currently sits fourth in the local trainer standings, scored a grand slam on Friday night as he also had wins with pacing mares Our Els Dream N, Glenferrie Bronte N and Tracey's Desire. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. Mike Sardella

Veteran pacer Texas Terror N (Western Terror) made his return to Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night following a harness racing lifetime best performance at the Meadowlands. The Al Annunziata trainee was the 4-5 betting favorite in the $19,500 Open Pace following a 1:50.1 victory in New Jersey last week. Bruce Aldrich Jr. wasted no time moving the favorite out to the early lead in the Saturday feature and the nine year old pacer took it from there. Following first half fractions of 27.1 and 56.1, Texas Terror N paced a final half in 55.3 en route to his wire-to-wire win that came in 1:51.4. Deetzy (Billy Dobson) sat the pocket to the winner and finished as the runner-up while Dancin Yankee (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. The favorites finished 1-2-3 in the seven-horse Open which had an exacta that paid $10.20 and triple that returned $17.20. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a 12:15pm start to the matinee. Mike Sardella

Batavia, NY--- Don'tcallmefrancis competed against Racing Hill in the $500,000 Messenger at Yonkers Raceway last year and beat Boston Red Rocks in the $150,000 Abbatiello Classic at the Meadowlands as well. On Saturday evening (Sept. 30) he took on the best resident harness racing pacers in the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs and showed that back class in victory. Leaving from post one, Don'tcallmefrancis (Jim Morrill Jr.) let In Runaway Bay (Ray Fisher Jr.) have the lead for about an eighth of a mile before coming back out to regain the front by the quarter in :27.4. In single file, Morrill backed down the second panel to :57.1 and from there the race was effectively over. There still was no movement from behind until the five-eighths pole when the pocket-sitting In Runaway Bay pulled and gave it his best shot. In Runaway Bay got within a head of Don'tcallmefrancis around the far turn but Morrill was still hanging on at that point. He went to work at the head of the lane and Don'tcallmefrancis responded in kind. In Runaway Bay would not go away but Don'tcallmefrancis wouldn't let him go by either. The two argued all the way to the wire but Don'tcallmefrancis was clearly the best and hung on to win by a neck in 1:53.1. It was the sixth 2017 win for Don'tcallmefrancis ($3.00) who has now surpassed the quarter-million dollar mark in lifetime earnings. The 4-year-old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover is owned by Blindswitch Racing Stable and is trained by Al Annunziata. The result of the $9,000 Open II pace was never in doubt once the gate released the field as Lucky McTrucky (Drew Monti) was a strong front-runner that led the whole race, opened up two-lengths at the head of the stretch and cruised home under mild urging to win in 1:53, which was a new seasonal mark. Lucky McTrucky ($8.10) is owned by Tessa Roland and trained by JD Perrin. Racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Oct. 4) with post time at 5 p.m.   By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs  

Our Els Dream N (Elsu) became the third Al Annunziata trainee to record a win in the harness racing fillies and mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel this year. The eight year old mare wound up getting a first over journey in Friday's $18,000 Open for distaffers. The race's favorite faltered on the engine and Our Els Dream N took advantage, cruising by in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:53.2. Stylish Beachwhere (Frank Coppola Jr) followed the winner's cover and ended up as the runner-up while West Liberty (Jim Devaux) earned the show spot. Our Els Dream N is the third Annunziata-trained mare to win the Open at the Spa this season as the New Zealand bred mare joined fellow New Zealander Betacool N and Australian invader Quick Draft A as top flight lady pacers to prevail in the Fillies and Mares Open at the Spa this year. Our Els Dream N paid $11.80 to win on Friday and led an exacta and triple that came back $56.50 and $150.50, respectively. Our Els Dream N took her North American earnings to $304,610 as a result of 22 wins and numerous placings. She was driven to victory by Bruce Aldrich Jr. who piloted his 7,000th career winner on Wednesday at Monticello and was recognized for the feat on Thursday at Saratoga with a presentation in the winner's circle. Aldrich currently sits fourth in the local driver standings but well behind Billy Dobson who had a six-win night on Friday. Live racing continues on Saturday at Saratoga with first post time set for 6:45pm. Mike Sardella

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (September 16, 2017) - Driver William Mann and trainer Al Annunziata teamed up to win the featured $17,500 Dash For The "G" Notes Final at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and then for good measure, the duo added three more victories on the harness racing card. Iyq Yqr (Think Elmer Fudd saying "I wike you wike you are") followed up his 1:50.3 score in last week's preliminary with a dominant win in the final in the same exact time. Iyq Yqr, who paid $3.00 to win as the 1-2 public choice, grabbed the lead at the half and sailed home as much the best from there, finishing 1¾ lengths in front of stablemate RU Ready To Rock. But the team was far from done. Mann and Annunziata scored their second win in the $15,000 co-featured conditioned pace with Chevals Clivesdale ($14.00, 1:50.1), who was nothing short of airborne through the stretch, pacing home in an electric :25.3 to get up by 1¼ lengths over Super Imposed N. Before the dust settled, the dynamic duo added victories with Our Els Dream N ($29.40, 1:51.1) and Rock To Glory ($10.40, 1:51.1). A LITTLE MORE: Sicily, a 5-year-old gelded son of Art Major from the Wayne Givens barn, rocked the clock to the tune of a 1:48.2 score in the seventh race conditioned pace. In lowering his previous lifetime best by two and two-fifths seconds, he returned $17.80 to his backers for driver Montrell Teague. ... All-source handle on the 12-race card totaled $1,530,328. ... Thoroughbred racing returns to the Meadowlands Friday, September 22 with a first race post time of 7 p.m. During September, the thoroughbreds will also race on the 23rd, 29th and 30th. In addition, they will race every Saturday during October. ... Harness racing comes back on Saturday, November 4 and every Saturday during November. Post time is 7:15 p.m. By Dave Little, for the Meadowlands

Quick Draft A (Art Major) came from off the pace to record a victory in the Friday night harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Al Annunziata-trained mare has dabbled in the local Open for fillies and mares this year even prevailing in one back in February but the Australian-bred has done most of her winning when in a class similar to the one she competed in on Friday. Quick Draft A went off at odds of 4-1 in the $10,500 feature for distaffers and got a second over journey in a race that saw fast first half fractions of 27 and 55.1. The race's favorite Gracie's Parade (Jordan Derue) got shuffled back before shaking loose late and by that time, Quick Draft A had hit the line first. The win time of 1:53 matched the lifetime mark of the seven year old mare who was piloted to the victory by Bruce Aldrich Jr. Gracie's Parade finished second in her local debut while Robin J (Brian Cross) came on for third. Quick Draft A paid $10.20 in what was her third win of the season. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 7:05pm first post. Mike Sardella

Narcian Jewel (Mike Merton) steals the harness racing Fillies and Mares Open II on Friday night at Tioga Downs. Tempus Seelster (Tom Jackson) would forge to the lead just before the first -quarter (26.3). Shutthefrontdoor (Mike SImons) would be parked out first-over and would duel with Tempus Seelster all the way to three-quarters. Narcian Jewel ($12.00) who is trained by Al Annunziata would go three-wide at the top of the stretch. Owned by Blindswitch Racing Stable, Dolne FM Services, Frascella and Farina, the 6 year-old mare by Shadow Play would charge right by to win in 1:52.1. K J's Caroline (Jim Taggart Jr.) would come on late to finish second. Goldstar Rockette (Aaron Byron) would end up third. Merton would have two more winners on the night. His first win was during race two with Highly Thought Of ($9.40) holding off the late running Always Dee One (Jim Taggart Jr.) in 1:53.1. Merton's third win came with Caviar Hall ($13.00) taking the 3 year-old filly from fifth to first in the stretch just nipping Just Like Bud (Corey Braden) in 1:59.3. Tioga Downs return to action Saturday night with a 10 race card starting at 6:50 P.M. For more information go to John Horne for Tioga Downs.    

Betabcool N (Bettor's Delight) scored her first win in the local harness racing Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Friday night. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the seven year old Al Annunziata trainee in the $14,500 feature and wasted no time moving the 4-5 betting favorite out to the early lead. After sizzling through a first quarter in 27 seconds, Betabcool N got a big time second quarter breather before reaching the half in 57.1. Hounded by several rivals in the second half, Betabcool N held strong in the stretch and prevailed in 1:53.3. Last week's Open winner Godiva Seelster (Wally Hennessey) came up second best on Friday while last week's runner-up So Nice (Stephane Bouchard) had to settle for third this week. Betabcool N was the first of three winners on the night for her connections as fellow distaffers Quick Draft A (Art Major) and Tracey's Desire (Real Desire) also scored victories for Aldrich and Annunziata. Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a ten race card set to kick off at 6:45pm. Mike Sardella

On The Podium (Donato Hanover) went coast to coast in the Sunday harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Al Annunziata-trained trotter moved out to the early lead in the $15,000 Winners Over and never looked back. After getting a first half in 57.2, On The Podium didn't face any real pressure until the final turn when pocket sitter Cincinnati Miss (Frank Coppola Jr) came out of the two-hole to challenge. Those two trotters stepped away from their rivals before On The Podium reached the wire first in 1:55.4 for his third victory of the season. The race's lone lady Cincinnati Miss came up second best while Lucid Thoughts (John Macdonald) kept his "on the board" streak alive by closing for third. On The Podium returned $13.40 to win while pulling off the mild upset. Aldrich has rebounded well after a scary spill on Friday night. The 2015 leading driver at Saratoga piloted three winners on Saturday evening (two for Annunziata) and followed it up with a victory in the Sunday matinee's feature. Live racing continues on Monday afternoon with a Memorial Day matinee card set to kick off at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

Soul Train (Trainforthefuture) went coast to coast in the Sunday harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Trainer Al Annunziata and driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. won three on the matinee card and it was six year old Soul Train who highlighted the hat trick with his score in the $12,500 Winners Over Trot. After working hard early in a 27.3 opening quarter, Soul Train went middle quarters in 29 seconds before opening up a big lead around the final turn. Despite tiring a bit in the final strides, the Annunziata trainee had enough left to prevail and stopped the timer in 1:56.2 for his first win of the season. Lucid Thoughts (John Macdonald) extended his streak of finishing second or third to eight straight as he was the runner-up in the feature while Sweet Thing (Frank Coppola Jr) came on to finish third. Soul Train returned $10.40 to win. Annunziata's Bjanthony (Credit Winner) scored a dead-heat win earlier in the day as he lasted a long way on the outside before hitting the line at the same time as rival Eternal Prince. Veteran trotter On The Podium (Donato Hanover) wrapped up the hat trick for his trainer and driver with a wire-to-wire victory of his own. Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon with a 12:15pm first post. Mike Sardella

Don'tcallmefrancis (Rocknroll Hanover) scored in Saturday's harness racing feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The four year old gelding made his local debut last week and announced his presence with authority, prevailing by almost five lengths while stopping the timer in 1:53.1 in a high level conditional race. This week, it was up into the Open Pace for the Al Annunziata-trained Don'tcallmefrancis who took advantage of his inside post to score in 1:53.3 on another cold night in the Spa City. Bruce Aldrich Jr was the winning driver behind the race's even-money favorite who held off runner-up Sassy Hanover (Billy Dobson) third place finisher Givenupdreaming (Stephane Bouchard) in the $12,000 feature. Don'tcallmefrancis is owned by the Blindswitch Racing Stable of Cortlandt Manor, NY. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post. Mike Sardella

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