Cash Me Out & Phil Fluet

Cash Me Out did what Cash Me Out does on Monday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The ten year old veteran recorded yet another victory in the Open Trot in the matinee’s feature. The winningest horse in the Open over the course of the last several seasons, Cash Me Out left at the start but got shuffled a bit in a first half that went in a sizzling 55.4. The longshot leader Gigfy (Alek Chartrand) began to tire around the final turn and when pocket sitter Bold Creation (Jimmy Devaux) slid to the outside, Cash Me Out closed sharply up the rail and came on to win in 1:56.4. Bold Creation, the longest shot on the board, finished second while Gigfy held on for third. Cash Me Out continues to pile up wins in the Open Trot as the veteran added to his $1.29 million in career earnings with his ninth victory of 2021. Mike Traylor, of Ballston Spa, NY, owns the millionaire who won for the 66th career time. Cash Me Out paid $7.80 to win and led an exacta and triple that came back $99.50 and $376, respectively. The win for the classy trotter in the $15,000 Open was his seventh at the Spa this season to lead all highsteppers. Kyle Spagnola trains the local superstar whose next start will be the 250th of his illustrious career. The score in the feature was one of two on the card for Spagnola whose Ledges (Brett Crawford) was a repeat winner on Monday. Phil Fluet whose win with Cash Me Out was one of the reinsman’s three on the card. Fluet guided his trainees Askmenoquestions and Screamer to scores. Both of those trotters are owned by Michael Woodward of Oakfield, NY.

Live racing continues on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga. There will be a carryover of $3,638 in the Pick Five pool on Tuesday. The Pick Five is a 50 cent wager and begins in the matinee’s first race at noon.


Mike Sardella

Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino


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