There has seemingly been only one horse that has stopped Robyn Camden at Saratoga Casino Hotel in recent years. The Rob Harmon trainee has been the dominant force in the local Fillies and Mares Open when she’s come to town in the last few seasons. A winner of at least one local feature in each of the last three years, Robyn Camden owned two victories in the Open at the Spa this in 2021 before being a beaten favorite in her two previous tries in the $14,000 feature for distaffers. Surreal Feeling has been a winning machine and bested Robyn Camden in each of her last two tries in the Open. On Wednesday afternoon, Surreal Feeling wasn’t in town and Robyn Camden took full advantage. Bet down as the public’s 1-5 favorite, Robyn Camden wasted little time moving out the lead as driver Greg Merton got her to the engine in a first quarter of 27.2. The favorite traveled unopposed while maintaining a length and a half lead throughout the entire mile before stopping the timer in 1:53.3 to record her third win in the local Open this season. Miss Irish Rose A (Larry Stalbaum) sat the pocket to the winner and finished second in the feature while Come Get The Cash (Brett Crawford) earned the show spot. Robyn Camden is owned by Jason Osullivan of Dublin, Ireland.
Live racing resumes on Monday afternoon at Saratoga with a 12 race card set to begin at Noon.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino