For the second week in a row and the eighth time this season, Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) won the local Open Trot on Tuesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Kyle Spagnola trainee moved his career earnings to over the $1.3 million mark after recording his 67th lifetime victory. Drawing post eight for the Tuesday installment of the $15,000 Open, Cash Me out flashed early speed and cruised to the top. Though the ten year old had to work hard to get the lead in a first quarter of 27.2, driver Phil Fluet gave him a breather before reaching the half in 57.2. With the favored Bridge Works (Wally Hennessey) getting the pocket ride, Cash Me Out fended off a challenge from Gettin Messi (Chris Long) around the final turn before holding off Bridge Works in the stretch to prevail in 1:55.2, a seasonal best-matching win time. Cash Me Out’s victory came in what was his 250th career race so it was only fitting that the former Trotter of the Year at the track (at the current favorite for the honor once again this season) added another win to his tally on Tuesday. Dismissed at odds of 9-1, Cash Me Out paid $21.20 in his most recent victory and led an exacta with the favored Bridge Works second that came back $61. The triple with Gettin Messi hanging on for third returned $303. Cash Me Out is owned by Mike Traylor of Ballston Spa, NY.
Live racing continues on Wednesday afternoon with a matinee starting at Noon.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino