Consolidator (Triumphant Caviar) was making her first start in over three months when she drew the outside post in Sunday’s Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Rene Allard trainee won the Yonkers Open back in January but raced only once more before taking time off. Jordan Derue picked up the catch drive behind the five year old mare who went off at odds of 7-2 in what wound up being a six-horse feature following a scratch. Consolidator picked up a second-over trip and fanned off cover turning for home in what wound up being a good stretch drive among several of the participants in the $14,500 Open on Sunday. Consolidator trotted past the boys in the lane and the race’s lone lady stopped the timer in 1:57.2. Longshot Tropical Storm Bi (Phil Fluet) finished second while Swan For You (Jimmy Devaux) earned the show spot in a race which saw the odds-on favorite make an early break. Consolidator returned $9.40 to win and led an exacta and triple that paid $104 and $535, respectively.
Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post set for 12:15pm.
Photo: Mikayla Gray