Howd Ya Like That withstands pressure at Saratoga
Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Springs, NY --- Howd Ya Like That survived pressure from the top two favorites in her co-featured $9,000 race for New York-sired trotters on Thursday afternoon (July 12) at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Brian Cross piloted the 4-year-old Howd That Feel mare from the rail in Thursday’s tilt that saw her go off at odds of 4-1. The race’s favorite, Missus Mia Wallace (Wally Hennessey), sat the pocket throughout as Howd Ya Like That carved out the fractions and ended up as the runner-up after taking her shot at the winner in the stretch. Yonkers invader TT Conway (Jay Randall), the second choice in the betting, wound up first-over on Howd Ya Like That before fading to a third place defeat on Thursday. 

Howd Ya Like That recorded her third win of the season for owner-trainer Laurie Tranowicz as she went coast to coast in 1:57.3. Longshot Mr Gerrity (RC Royalty) went wire-to-wire in the other $9,000 co-feature on Thursday, as Saratoga Hall of Fame driver Kim Crawford guided the Guy Roemer trainee to a career-best 1:58 victory while dismissed at odds of 9-1. 

Live racing continues on Friday night (July 13) at Saratoga with a 6:45 p.m. first post.