Saratoga Open Trot To Charmed Life

Published: April 23, 2017 08:35 pm EDT

Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Charmed Life cruised to victory in the Sunday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

The Rene Allard trainee was the public’s overwhelming favourite in the wagering as she made her second start of the season while coming off a win at Pocono Downs earlier in the month. Billy Dobson drove the daughter of Majestic Son-Christina M in the $14,500 Open Trot and moved her out to the early lead, a lead she would never relinquish.

The 1-5 favourite coasted to victory in 1:55.1, the fastest mile for any trotter thus far at the Spa this year. Cash Me Out (Jimmy Devaux), already a two-time Open winner this season, had to settle for second on Sunday while longshot Lucid Thoughts (Shawn Gray) earned the show spot.

The seven-year-old Charmed Life, who has career earnings of over $1 million, is now two-for-two in 2017.

Live racing resumes on Thursday with a 4:00 p.m. first post time.

(Saratoga Casino Hotel)