Crazycat (Crazed) is enjoying a breakout season in the early going of the 2018 campaign at Saratoga Casino Hotel and that breakout continued on Sunday afternoon. The Jose Godinez-trained five year old recorded his first ever Open Trot victory on the matinee card, coming from off the pace to score in a career-best 1:55.1 with co-owner Bruce Aldrich Jr. in the sulky. Crazycat finished second in his debut in the local feature two weeks back and even after making a break last week, was the public’s 9-5 second choice in the wagering in Sunday afternoon’s installment of the $12,000 Open. Cash Me Out (Mark Beckwith) finished second on Sunday following third-place finishes in his previous two cracks at the Open while longshot Quick Feet (Phil Fluet) earned the show spot. In addition to being a new lifetime mark for Crazycat, the 1:55.1 also served as a new seasonal-best for trotters at the Spa thus far this year. The race’s exacta and triple, with the favorite out of it, paid $20.80 and $181.50, respectively.
Live racing resumes on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee beginning at 12:15pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino