Caviart Caterina (Tell All) has been a winning machine in 2017. The Robert Marston trainee came to Saratoga Casino Hotel last week for the first time as an owner of fifteen victories this season. The five year old mare finished fifth in her debut in the $19,500 Fillies and Mares Open at the Spa last week but on Friday night, Caviart Caterina returned to her winning ways. Shawn Gray piloted the 15-1 longshot who wound up in the pocket spot in the Friday feature. The race’s 1-9 betting favorite Sally Fletcher A (Jim Devaux) tested her luck from off the pace in the Open and wound up getting a first over journey in which she would grind it out on the outside for about 5/8 of a mile. Sally Fletcher A wound up wearing down the leader after pacing the third quarter in 27.3. Sally Fletcher A struck the lead in mid-stretch before Caviart Caterina surged up the inside to get by and stop the timer in 1:53.2. Caviart Caterina paid $33.20 to win and led an exacta with Sally Fletcher A second that returned $46. Shutthefrontdoor (Phil Fluet) finished third and rounded out a triple that came back $175.50.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a 6:45pm first post.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino