Amigo Ranger made his local debut a winning one in Friday's $17,000 Open Trot on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
took over the training duties for the five-year-old trotter last week. Following a third place finish with him at Yonkers, Allard brought Amigo Ranger ( ) to the Spa for the Friday feature.
Drawing post position three, he went off as the race's 3-2 betting favorite with leading driverby Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway in the sulky. Dobson blasted the public's choice out to the lead and despite fast early fractions had little difficultly securing an open length victory in 1:55.2. Pocket sitter Justa Rebel ( ) finished second in the feature while Backstreet Hanover ( ) earned the show spot.