Muzzy’s Muscles and Bonemassa battle at Saratoga Casino

Saratoga Springs, NY- Muzzy’s Muscles (Credit Winner) has squared off with fellow trotter Bonamassa in all four of his starts since coming to Saratoga Casino Hotel, this season. The Monica Krist-trainee has developed a bit of a rivalry with Bonamassa as the two have all but matched strides in the stretch, in now three of their four races against each other.

Muzzy’s Muscles scores in the co-feature event at Saratoga.  Melissa Simser-Lovino Photo.

The week that Muzzy’s Muscles prevailed, Bonamassa raced parked the entire mile. In both of the other two instances, Bonamassa bested the 5-year-old by narrow margins.

On Wednesday afternoon (March 13), they met again and it was Muzzy’s Muscles that was bet down to odds of 1-5 with leading driver Billy Dobson in the bike. Bonamassa drew poorly in the $9,000 co-feature for New York-sired trotters, Muzzy’s Muscles was heavily backed and raced like the favorite he was. After clearing the lead following a first-over trip, Muzzy’s Muscles held off the late charge from his new rival to prevail in 1:58.1, a new seasonal best.

Bonamassa (Brett Crawford) was strong in defeat as the race’s runner-up, while Kapow (Phil Fluet) earned the show spot. The successful combination of Muzzy’s Muscles and Bonamassa didn’t take the bettors by surprise as the exacta with that pair returned $8.70.

Live racing continues on Thursday afternoon (March 14) with a matinee starting at noon. There is a $5,000 guarantee in the Pick-5 pool on Thursday, which begins in the first race. Race five features a $25,000 guarantee in its triple pool.

Back to Top

Share via