The veteran Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) has been a winning machine throughout what has been an illustrious career. By his standards, the start of the 2018 campaign was a slow one for the seven year old Kyle Spagnola-trained trotter who took six weeks off after making breaks in back to back starts in the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Cash Me Out romped in his return to the track two weeks ago while competing in a condition race and subsequently was back into the $14,500 Open Trot on Sunday afternoon. Leading driver Billy Dobson piloted Cash Me Out and wasted no time cruising the odds-on favorite out to the early lead. A Saratoga regular throughout his career, Cash Me Out coasted to a wire-to-wire score on Sunday to register his first victory in the Open Trot this season. The win time of 1:55.1 matched the mark he set while prevailing in his previous start. Entranced (Dan Cappello Jr) made his debut in the Open Trot on Sunday and closed sharply up the inside to finish second. Tropical Storm Bi (Phil Fluet), who won the previous installment of the Open at Saratoga, was assigned the outside post this week and still came from the back of the pack to earn the show spot. Cash Me Out was the public’s 3-5 betting favorite as he won for the 33rdtime in his career. The veteran trotter now has lifetime earnings of more than $890,000. The exacta and triple in Sunday’s Open paid $16.80 and $137.50, respectively.
Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee kicking off at 12:15pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino