18:00 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 12 Aug 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $30,240 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

7f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
127
i
1

Make The Rules 20 

ch g Algorithms - Pegastorm (Fusaichi Pegasus)

3 8-8
Jose OrtizMichael Maker
2
237-026
i
2

Class Won 31 

b g Caleb's Posse - Numero D'oro (Medaglia d'Oro)

4 8-10
David CohenRobertino Diodoro
3
2315/5-9
i
3

Fled 194 

ch c Flatter - She's Ready Made (More Than Ready)

D
4 8-10 b1
Joe BravoMiguel Vera
4
54145
i
4

Take Notice 15 

ch c Speightstown - Platinum (Mineshaft)

D
4 8-12
Joel RosarioD Lukas
5
22-2218
i
5

Slot 57 

dk g Candy Ride - Ostourah (Teuflesberg)

3 8-8
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
6
165745
i
6
Turquoise, gold diamond hoop, gold hoops on sleeves, gold cap (Three Diamonds Farm)

Zap Daddy 4 

ch c Scat Daddy - Zapoutofit (Ghostzapper)

Non Runner
7
522243
i
7
Green (M And M Racing)

You're Killin Me 31 

b g Adios Charlie - I Am Sarah (Awesome Again)

Non Runner
Verdict

ZAP DADDY has to be of serious interest here dropping down in grade and Michael Maker's three-year-old can see off the consistent You're Killin Me. Slot has some useful form in the book if you can forgive his latest failure.

18:33 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 12 Aug 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $28,350 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8
i
1
White, Green Braces, White And Green Halved Sleeves, White Cap, Green Peak (Edition Farm)

Local Edition 50 

gr/ g Cosmonaut - Miney's Awesome (Awesome Again)

Non Runner
2
76739
i
2
Kelly green and gold diamonds, gold hoop on sleeves, gold cap, gold visor (Sunny Meadow Farm)

Time Expired 35 

ch g Freud - Expiration Day (Gilded Time)

Non Runner
3
i
3

Zelenka 

b g Say Uncle - Crescent Coast (Country Pine)

4 8-12
Dale BecknerPatricia Meadow
4
470942
i
4
Blue, white stars, red sleeves, white chevrons, red cap (Corbett, Glenn, P)

Last Chant 14 

b c War Chant - Quiet Mover (Quiet American)

Non Runner
5
685222
i
5
White, Red And Green Stripes (Robert Susi)

Joe's Smokin Gun 28 

dk g Posse - Wonzit (Tiznow)

BF
Non Runner
6
700
i
6

Golconda 29 

gr/ c Mineshaft - Stormy Springs (Wind Whipper)

3 8-6 b1
Rajiv MaraghLeah Gyarmati
7
9000-6
i
7
Red and black blocks, black sleeves, two white hoops, black cap (Murrell, John R And Pressman, Hayward R)

Sir Frost 35 

ch g Frost Giant - Tempest Storm (Malibu Moon)

Non Runner
8
33-6634
i
8

Powerstroke 14 

b g Candy Ride - Prophetically (Pulpit)

BF
3 8-6
Luis SaezPhilip Serpe
9
52-74
i
9

Singapore Trader 53 

gr/ g Flatter - Mystic Chant (Unbridled's Song)

3 8-6
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
10
03
i
10
Royal blue, yellow horse, yellow and royal blue quartered sleeves, blue cap (Royal Victory Thoroughbreds Llc)

Straitouta Congtin 30 

gr/ c Congaree - Run Tin Tin (Proud Citizen)

Non Runner
11
395868
i
11

Freudian Analyst 11 

ch g Freud - Legal Affect (Closing Argument)

3 8-6
Luis ReyesLeo O'Brien
12
077505
i
12
Turquoise, gold diamond hoop, gold hoops on sleeves, gold cap (Three Diamonds Farm)

La Manche 11 

ch g English Channel - Ambidaxtrous (Deputy Commander)

Non Runner
13
76-5732
i
13
Black, gold collar, gold dots on sleeves, black cap (James Frangella, Jr)

Looking At U Kid 10 

ch g Lookin At Lucky - Devon Ridge (Cox's Ridge)

Non Runner
14
4683-88
i
14

Magnetron 14 

dk g Take Charge Indy - Holy Heavens (Holy Bull)

3 8-6
Jose LezcanoMichael Lerman
15
77
i
15
White, Green Braces, White And Green Halved Sleeves, White Cap, Green Peak (Edition Farm)

Riendo 29 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Then She Laughs (Distorted Humor)

Non Runner
Verdict

JOE'S SMOKIN GUN has rattled the crossbar on the last three occasions and can gain a deserved victory here. Powerstroke was a beaten favourite last time and has leading claims here, while Last Chance is on the up and can continue his improvement.

19:07 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 12 Aug 2018

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $20,160 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
49-6454
i
1

Yourdreamsormine 28 

dk g Mr. Sekiguchi - Fly Apple Shu (Forbidden Apple)

D
6 8-10
Luis SaezJorge Navarro
2
134215
i
2

Big Guy Ian 50 

ch g Birdstone - Literary Light (Ide)

D
7 8-12
David CohenRudy Rodriguez
3
753222
i
3
White, red star and collar, two red hoops on sleeves, red cap (Vazquez, Juan, C)

Malibu High 27 

b g Malibu Moon - Hi Beautiful (Snow Ridge)

D
Non Runner
4
466847
i
4

Lex Vegas 29 

dk g Street Boss - Seasonal (Deputy Minister)

D
5 8-10
Manuel FrancoDavid Donk
5
633865
i
5

Too Fast To Pass 23 

b g With Distinction - Absolute Madness (West Acre)

D
8 8-10
Junior AlvaradoGary Contessa
6
2/2-1332
i
6

Data Driven 37 

ch h Northern Afleet - Selective (Tapit)

D BF
6 8-12
Ricardo Jr SantanaRobertino Diodoro
Verdict

DATA DRIVEN has knocked on the door on three occasions since scoring at Belmont and can get back to the winner's enclosure now. Malibu High is a consistent frame hitter who appears the main danger, while Big Guy Ian can't be ignored.

19:41 SARATOGA (USA) 12 Aug 2018

Race 4 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $59,850 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6124-46
i
1

Browse 92 

b m Medaglia d'Oro - Daydreaming (A.P. Indy)

5 8-8
Jose OrtizIII Claude McGaughey
2
537242
i
2

Malibu Stacy 29 

dk m Tizway - Malibu Pier (Malibu Moon)

5 8-8
Irad Ortiz JrGeorge Weaver
3
1221-28
i
3

Fire Key 20 

dk m Friesan Fire - U R Key (Albert The Great)

D
5 8-8
Rajiv MaraghPatrick Kelly
4
2-01747
i
4

Team Of Teams 64 

gr/ f Elusive Quality - Teammate (A.P. Indy)

4 8-10 b1
Junior AlvaradoJames Jerkens
5
41-4413
i
5

Jc's Shooting Star 29 

b m Miracle Man - American Passage (Quiet American)

D
6 8-10
Manuel FrancoDavid Donk
6
6-26131
i
6

Fear No Evil 44 

dk f Line Of David - True Sensation (Itaka)

D
4 8-12
Joe BravoThomas Albertrani
7
35130-4
i
7
Black, yellow ball, yellow stars on sleeves, black cap, yellow stars (Beast Mode Racing Llc)

Rumble Doll 72 

b m Street Boss - Little Buttercup (Labeeb)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

FEAR NO EVIL has won two of her last three and can go well once again here. Malibu Stacy knocked ont he door when favourite last time and could go one better here, with Jc's Shooting Star.

20:15 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 12 Aug 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $53,550 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3
i
1
White, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap (Ramsey, Kenneth L And Sarah K)

Speedy Solution 37 

dk f Real Solution - Speed Goddess (Johannesburg)

Non Runner
2
i
2
Neon green, purple ball, purple sleeves, green dots, green cap, purple ball (E Five Racing Thoroughbreds)

Black Dynamite 

dk f More Than Ready - Heatherdoesntbluff (Old Trieste)

Non Runner
3
3333
i
3

Toy Moon 21 

b f Malibu Moon - Prettyatthetable (Point Given)

BF
2 8-7
J R LeparouxMark Casse
4
4
i
4

Teletype 23 

b f Data Link - Pinkie Pact (Broken Vow)

2 8-7
Junior AlvaradoWilliam Mott
5
i
5

Senda 

b f Scat Daddy - Rocktique (Rock Hard Ten)

2 8-7
Joel RosarioWilliam Mott
6
i
6

Multi Strategy 

b f Scat Daddy - Freefourracing (French Deputy)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizChad Brown
7
3
i
7
White and green halves, white sleeves, green cap (Augustin Stable)

Varenka 23 

b f Ghostzapper - Dynamic Cat (Dynaformer)

Non Runner
8
4
i
8
White and burgundy blocks, burgundy sleeves, white hoop, burgundy cap (Coffeepot Stables)

Liora 17 

dk f Candy Ride - Giant Mover (Giant's Causeway)

Non Runner
9
i
9

Brucia La Terra 

b f El Padrino - Happy Refrain (Not For Love)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoBarclay Tagg
10
i
10
Green, white bars on sleeves, green cap (St Elias Stable)

Aunt Hattie (IRE)  

dk f Camelot - Spring Star (Danehill)

Non Runner
Verdict

SPEEDY SOLUTION shaped with promise when third on debut at Belmont and is expected to come on appreciably for the run. Toy Moon and Varenka look best of the rest.

20:49 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 12 Aug 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $53,550 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3
i
1

Winandyourin Gin 23 

b f Into Mischief - Anna Sun (Trippi)

2 8-7
Florent GerouxMark Casse
2
62
i
2

She's Got It All 23 

b f Warrior's Reward - Starlight Lady (Elusive Quality)

2 8-7
Luis SaezD Lukas
3
i
3

Feedback 

dk f Violence - Honest Answer (Tale Of The Cat)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrChad Brown
4
i
4

Takecharge Mirella 

b f Take Charge Indy - Wind Strike (Smart Strike)

2 8-7
Joe BravoKiaran McLaughlin
5
225
i
5

Lady Apple 23 

b f Curlin - Miss Mary Apples (Clever Trick)

2 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaSteven Asmussen
6
i
6

Hollywood Glory 

dk f Maclean's Music - Marcellina D'oro (Medaglia d'Oro)

2 8-7
Javier CastellanoMark Hennig
7
i
7

Wild Moment 

dk f Medaglia d'Oro - She Be Wild (Offlee Wild)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoRon Moquett
8
i
8

Kiska 

b f Into Mischief - Bliss (Flashy Bull)

2 8-7
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
9
i
9

Dovey Lovey 

b f Include - Mary At The Cove (Brother Derek)

2 8-7
Junior AlvaradoGary Contessa
10
i
10
Royal blue, white chevrons on sleeves, blue cap (Godolphin Racing, Llc)

Ballet Slippers 

ch f Tapit - Villanesca (Distorted Humor)

Withdrawn
Verdict

SHE'S GOT IT ALL is improving between runs and could step up on her course second last time now granted this additional furlong. Lady Apple looks a danger to all now eased in grade, while Winandyourin Gin is no forlorn hope for a place.

21:25 SARATOGA (USA) 12 Aug 2018

Race 7 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $54,810 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5163-32
i
1
White, red ball, green checks on red sleeves, red and green halved cap (Mr Amore Stable)

Broken Border 64 

ch m Broken Vow - American Border (Boundary)

D BF
Non Runner
2
642341
i
2

Stay Fond 30 

dk f Stay Thirsty - Fondly (Mr. Greeley)

D
4 8-13
A LezcanoEduardo Jones
3
13660-1
i
3
Forest Green, Red Chevron hoop, Red Cap (Team Valor International)

Gondora (GER)  113 

b f Soldier hollow - Gondola (Lando)

D
Non Runner
4
254713
i
4
Black, gold circle, black sleeves and cap (Empire State Thoroughbreds)

Transaction Tax 21 

b f Gemologist - Collect The Fee (Menifee)

D
Non Runner
5
321111
i
5

Frostie Anne 26 

dk m Frost Giant - Lake Toccet (Toccet)

D
5 8-13
Junior AlvaradoRudy Rodriguez
6
1456-11
i
6

Maximus Beauty 45 

b f Albertus Maximus - Invasor Beauty (Invasor)

D
4 8-13
Adam BeschizzaJoe Sharp
7
7-1432
i
7
Black, gold disc, red arrow head, red hoops on sleeves, red button on black cap (Stronach Stables)

Sweet Sting 43 

b f Awesome Again - Perfect Sting (Red Ransom)

D
Non Runner
8
8/2226-1
i
8
Fuschia, purple blocks on sleeves, yellow cap (Dunn, Christopher T , Abbondanza Racing, Llc, Taylor, Mark And Johnson, Chris)

Excellent Sunset (IRE)  39 

b f Exceed and Excel - Sunset Avenue (Street Cry)

D
Non Runner
9
13168-2
i
9

Belle Of The Spa 51 

ch f Pure Prize - Awakened Beauty (Devil His Due)

D
4 8-13
Javier CastellanoBruce Brown
10
5324-44
i
10
Purple, green yoke, green chevrons on sleeves, purple cap (Marc Keller)

Remarqued 21 

b f Arch - Citizen Advocate (Proud Citizen)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

MAXIMUS BEAUTY arrives on a hat-trick and should go close if transferring his recent Churchill Downs form over to this venue. Sweet Sting and Transaction Tax can scrap it out for the silver medal.

22:02 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 12 Aug 2018

Race 8 - Saratoga Special Stakes Presented By Miller Lite (2YO only)

Winner $126,000 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 110y

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1
i
1

Meade 36 

dk c Street Sense - DEFY GRAVITY (Bandini)

D
2 8-6
Jose OrtizTodd Pletcher
2
1
i
2

Call Paul 38 

b c Friesan Fire - Avani Force (Forestry)

2 8-6
Irad Ortiz JrJason Servis
3
1
i
3

Spinoff 50 

ch c Hard Spun - Zaftig (Gone West)

2 8-6
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
4
1
i
4

Tight Ten 45 

b c Tapit - Devils Humor (Distorted Humor)

D
2 8-6
Ricardo Jr SantanaSteven Asmussen
5
141
i
5
Black, red ball, red and white stars on sleeves (Whispering Oaks Farm LLC)

Sir Truebadour 43 

dk c More Than Ready - Kivi (King Of Kings)

D
Non Runner
6
1
i
6
Light blue and black stripes, light blue sleeves, black cap (Sainz, Ray)

Stage Left 109 

dk g Congrats - Diva Delite (Repent)

Non Runner
Verdict

SIR TRUEBADOUR sets a good standard having won a Grade 3 on his recent start and he can account for Meade and Spinoff, both good winners on their racecourse debuts.

22:40 SARATOGA (USA) 12 Aug 2018

Race 9 - Fastig-tipton Waya Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $126,000 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m 4f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
32535-2
i
1

Lottie 99 

b m Arch - Apple Charlotte (Smart Strike)

5 8-4
Jose OrtizH Motion
2
532132
i
2

Savannah Belle 35 

b f Discreetly Mine - Charleston Girl (Grand Slam)

4 8-4
Luis SaezBrian Lynch
3
459-131
i
3
Dark blue, dark green shamrock, green seams on sleeves, blue cap (Magnier, Mrs John, Madaket Stables Llc And Pearson, Deron)

Santa Monica (GB)  43 

b m Mastercraftsman - Zacchera (Zamindar)

D
Non Runner
4
5/141-41
i
4
White, red braces, white and red halved sleeves, red cap (Klaravich Stables, Inc And Lawrence, William H)

Homeland Security 35 

dk f Smart Strike - Forever Beautiful (Giant's Causeway)

D
Non Runner
5
1-11414
i
5

Mom's On Strike 65 

b m First Dude - Mom's Deputy (War Chant)

D
5 8-12
Adam BeschizzaJoe Sharp
6
231-651
i
6

Tricky Escape 36 

dk m Hat Trick - Island Escape (Petionville)

5 8-12
Christopher DeCarloLynn Ashby
7
415315
i
7
Royal blue, pink sash, light blue cap (Shanahan, Mrs Paul And Magnier, Mrs M V)

Queen Of Connaught (GB)  22 

gr/ f Declaration Of War - Warling (Montjeu)

D
Non Runner
8
4-46173
i
8
Burgundy, Grey Hoops, Burgundy Chevrons On Grey Sleeves, Burgundy Cap (White Fox Farm)

Summersault 35 

dk m Rock Hard Ten - Saratoga Summer (Smart Strike)

Non Runner
Verdict

SANTA MONICA has been in great form of late and looks the standout contender in the field. Tricky Escape is respected on recent efforts, while Queen Of Connaught completes the shortlist coming over from the UK.

23:18 SARATOGA (USA) 12 Aug 2018

Race 10 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $53,550 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

1m 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
White, red braces, red and white halved sleeves (Klaravich Stables, Inc)

Structural Deficit 

dk f Scat Daddy - Dellarobia (Tapit)

Non Runner
2
3
i
2

Girl At War (IRE)  50 

dk f Declaration Of War - Gulsary (Galileo)

2 8-7
Florent GerouxMark Casse
3
i
3
Orange, green sleeves, two white hoops, orange cap (Don Alberto Stable)

Madding Crowd 

ch f Giant's Causeway - My Gi Gi (E Dubai)

Non Runner
4
i
4

Princesa Carolina 

gr/ f Tapit - Pure Clan (Pure Prize)

2 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaKenneth McPeek
5
7
i
5
Grey, Royal Blue Cross Sashes, Royal Blue Stripe On Grey Sleeves, Royal Blue Cap (Adele Dilschneider)

Rotate 14 

dk f Orb - Aide (Arch)

Non Runner
6
6
i
6
White, blue star, blue hoop on sleeves, white cap (Hamilton, Terry)

Trish The Dish 37 

b f English Channel - Williams Bay (Kitten's Joy)

Non Runner
7
3
i
7
White and green halves, white sleeves, green cap (Augustin Stable)

Tula 25 

dk f Hat Trick - Gathering (Street Cry)

Non Runner
8
33
i
8

Dizzy 39 

b f Curlin - Justmissedthetrain (Montjeu)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
9
5
i
9

Sippican Harbor 21 

dk f Orb - Blossomed (Deputy Minister)

2 8-7
Joel RosarioGary Contessa
10
i
10
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, blue hoops (Lawrence, William H , Cambron, Tim, Cambron, Anna And Bradley Thoroughbreds)

Miss Rombauer 

ch f Scat Daddy - Malibu Cougar (Malibu Moon)

Non Runner
11
i
11

Ayers Rock 

b f More Than Ready - Enchanted Rock (Giant's Causeway)

2 8-7
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
Verdict

STRUCTURAL DEFICIT has been working well in the lead-up to her debut and should be able to make a winning start. Girl At War and Sippican Harbor look best of the remainder.