Titus Seelster scored his first feature win of the season at Saratoga Raceway on Saturday night (April 2).
The Jackie Rousse-trained pacer always utilizes his early speed and did so in the $12,000 Winners Over Handicap with Frank Coppola Jr. in the sulky.
Dismissed at odds of 7-1, Titus Seelster wound up sitting the pocket to invader Outrageous Art (Billy Dobson). Titus Seelster surged late and came on to win by a half-length, covering the 1-1/16 miles in 1:59.2. The race’s favourite, JK Panache (Bruce Aldrich Jr.), toughed out a first over trip to finish second while Pappys Pal (Jim Devaux) earned the show spot.
Titus Seelster returned $17.80 to win and led an exacta and triple that paid $59 and $351.50. The five-year-old Artistic Fella gelding is owned by Kellogg Racing Stables Ll and Janie Martin.
The win was the first of what would be four on the night for the tandem of Coppola and Rousse.
(Standardbred Canada with files from Saratoga Raceway)