18:00 SARATOGA (USA) 17 Aug 2018

Race 1 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $35,910 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
23-4911
i
1

Shamrocked 51 

ch g Trappe Shot - Irish Lullaby (Giant's Causeway)

D
4 8-13
Manuel FrancoRaymond Handal
2
22-0233
i
2
White, red cap (Rice, Adam)

Shekky Shebaz 11 

b g Cape Blanco - Rose Ransom (Red Ransom)

Non Runner
3
312
i
3

Mesotherm 36 

ch g Trappe Shot - Mayhavebeentheone (Arch)

D BF
5 8-13
Irad Ortiz JrLacey Gaudet
4
14
i
4

Wet Your Whistle 26 

dk g Stroll - Winlocs Glory Days (Belong To Me)

D
3 8-8 b1
Joel RosarioMichael Trombetta
5
532124
i
5

La Maquina Gris 9 

gr/ c The Factor - Spanish Empiress (Empire Maker)

D
4 8-13
Luis SaezJr John Toscano,
6
8-13152
i
6

Hubbadahubbadaboom 34 

dk c Shanghai Bobby - Consider Thesource (Notebook)

D BF
3 8-8
Javier CastellanoEddie Kenneally
7
827-826
i
7
Dark blue, gold ball, blue and white halved sleeves, white cap (Dream Walkin Farms, Inc)

Fried Baloney 12 

b g Quality Road - Big Brownie (Wheelaway)

Non Runner
8
1-342
i
8
Lime green, black diamond hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, lime green cap (Klein Racing)

All Clear 83 

ch g Country Day - Eye Opener (Storm Boot)

D
Non Runner
9
3758-70
i
9

Hello Holiday 28 

b g Harlan's Holiday - Waving (Street Cry)

4 8-11
David CohenMichael Lauer
Verdict

ALL CLEAR bounced right back to form over 6f at Belmont and with plenty of dash to handle this shorter trip, he is fancied to regain the winning thread. Hubbadahubbadaboom and the first-time-blinkered Wet Your Whistle also merit close consideration.

18:33 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 2 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $63,000 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
211111
i
1

Frostie Anne 5 

dk m Frost Giant - Lake Toccet (Toccet)

D
5 8-6
Junior AlvaradoRudy Rodriguez
2
125-845
i
2
Green and white diablo, white collar, green sleeves, white seams, green and white quartered cap (Broman, Sr , Chester And Mary)

Held Accountable 9 

b f Exchange Rate - New Harmony (A.P. Indy)

Non Runner
3
14115-7
i
3

Verdant Pastures 81 

b f Colonel John - Stormy's Smile (Stormy Atlantic)

D
4 8-12
Jose OrtizCharlton Baker
4
155121
i
4

Frosty Margarita 4 

dk m Frost Giant - Mango Margarita (Not For Love)

D
5 8-12
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
5
81511-2
i
5

Land Mine 22 

b f Mineshaft - Khancord Kid (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
4 8-6
Manuel FrancoPhilip Serpe
6
122821
i
6

Pink Twist 8 

ch f Malibu Moon - Pumpkin's Pride (Louis Quatorze)

D
4 8-6
Luis SaezII John Terranova,
Verdict

Prolific winner FROSTIE ANNE arrives in dazzling form and she is extremely difficult to oppose, although Frosty Margarita, Land Mine and Pink Twist will all be snapping at her hooves waiting to pounce on any mistake.

19:06 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $24,570 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7643-55
i
1

The I Man 44 

dk g Bob and John - Kaydeross (Prime Timber)

4 8-12
Rajiv MaraghBob Dunham
2
970
i
2

Blue Skies Forever 19 

b c Bluegrass Cat - Permanent Wave (Awesome Again)

3 8-7
Michael LuzziJames Ferraro
3
2834
i
3

Shuffling Madness 11 

b c Fort Larned - Hot Danger (Forest Danger)

3 8-7
Luis SaezGary Contessa
4
762360
i
4

Trinni Juice 33 

ch g Trinniberg - Juice Box (Gone for Real)

3 8-7
Abel LezcanoBisnath Parboo
5
2022
i
5

Giant Boo Boo 9 

dk g Frost Giant - Bobity Boo (Pico Central)

BF
3 8-7
Jose OrtizJeremiah Englehart
6
836670
i
6

Stag Of Sylvia 19 

gr/ g Boys At Tosconova - Lady Buckingham (Formal Dinner)

3 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaJohn Hertler
7
542
i
7

Wheresthebarber 11 

ch g Bustin Stones - Lake Song (Prime Timber)

3 8-7
Jose LezcanoGary Contessa
8
9
i
8

Ziller 13 

dk g Here Comes Ben - Tarrah's Tale (Tale Of The Cat)

4 8-12
Dale BecknerPatricia Meadow
Verdict

GIANT BOO BOO and Wheresthebarber both struck the crossbar last time and they can fight it out for the gold medal, with preference for the former. Shuffling Madness looks best of the remainder.

19:40 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 4 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $35,910 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
722731
i
1

La Fee Verte 22 

b f Tiznow - Absinthe Minded (Quiet American)

D
3 8-8
Joel RosarioD Lukas
2
333644
i
2

Unbridledadventure 28 

b f Courageous Cat - Serene Ditty (Unbridled's Song)

D
4 8-11
Jose OrtizBruce Levine
3
124-138
i
3
Yellow, pink circle and rose, pink cuffs and cap (Dubb, Michael And Imperio, Michael)

Hoponthebusgus 42 

dk f Warrior's Reward - Stormy Lanae' (Johar)

D BF
Non Runner
4
41-7161
i
4
Black, gold ball, gold dots on sleeves, gold cap (Paradise Farms Corp And Little Red Feather Racing)

Fast Track Kathern 19 

b f Bullet Train - Kathern's Kitten (Kitten's Joy)

D
Non Runner
5
117744
i
5

Woundwithhereyes 35 

dk f Include - That's A Trick (Mazel Trick)

D
4 8-13
Ricardo Jr SantanaJames Ferraro
6
5-59137
i
6
Teal, pink seams on sleeves (Wycoff, Jordan, V)

Codrington 23 

b f Courageous Cat - Notacharlie'sangel (Fappie's Notebook)

D
Non Runner
7
1-254
i
7
Hot pink, lime green braces and hoops on sleeves (Seidman Stables Llc)

Diamond Jen Brady 44 

gr/ f Yes It's True - Gribble's Gamble (Fusaichi Pegasus)

Non Runner
8
363726
i
8

Questeq 7 

ch f Paddy O'prado - Bullcat (Holy Bull)

D
4 8-11
Jose LezcanoJr John Toscano,
9
2-17226
i
9
White, blue ball (Ny Final Furlong Racing Stable)

Hope's Roar 23 

ch m Roaring Fever - Try Your Best (Royal Academy)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

FAST TRACK KATHERN has won three of her last five appearances and she is fancied to score again. Diamond Jen Brady remains unexposed and is respected, and La Fee Verte could go well at a price too.

20:14 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $47,250 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

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

Cozzy's Posse 

b g Posse - Pretty Cozzy (Broken Vow)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoCharlton Baker
2
i
2

Icey Cash 

ch g Currency Swap - Frosty Bay (Frost Giant)

2 8-7
Javier CastellanoDominick Schettino
3
6
i
3

Kosciuszko 22 

ch c Australia - Nobilis (Stormy Atlantic)

2 8-7
Junior AlvaradoPatrick Quick
4
i
4

Kadens Courage 

ch c Frost Giant - Subtle Sweetness (During)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
5
4
i
5

Frosted Ice 21 

gr/ c Bellamy Road - Super Slash (Smoke Glacken)

2 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaRon Moquett
6
2
i
6

The Grand Canal 21 

b g Bullet Train - Star of Trieste (Empire Maker)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizLinda Rice
7
65
i
7

Center City 21 

b g Heavy Breathing - Joansterrificrose (Service Stripe)

2 8-7 b1
Kendrick CarmoucheRussell Cash
8
i
8

Awesome Adversary 

ch c Awesome Again - Adorable You (Grand Slam)

2 8-7
Michael LuzziMitchell Friedman
9
i
9

Steam Engine 

dk c Mineshaft - See the Forest (Forestry)

2 8-7
Luis SaezBrad Cox
10
i
10
Dark blue, gold chevrons, gold cap (Witte, Sr , John A And Bilinski, Darlene)

Bustin Hoffman 

ch c Bustin Stones - Wallingford (Cat Thief)

Non Runner
Verdict

THE GRAND CANAL was no match for the impressive Bankit on racecourse debut and he can go one better at the second time of asking, with Steam Engine and Kadens Courage the dangers.

20:48 SARATOGA (USA) 17 Aug 2018

Race 6 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $48,510 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 110y

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
53-2163
i
1
Green and white diablo, white collar, green sleeves, white seams, green and white quartered cap (Broman, Sr , Chester And Mary)

Spa Treatment 35 

b f Bernardini - Silver Knockers (Silver Deputy)

D
Non Runner
2
478944
i
2

Forever Daisy 33 

b f Colonel John - Good Night Prayer (Smarty Jones)

D
3 8-8
Eric CancelDavid Donk
3
14-732
i
3
Kelly green, pink dots, green and pink halved sleeves, pink cap (Patricia Generazio)

Saratoga Treasure 35 

b f Treasure Beach - Sky Gazer (Sky Mesa)

D
Non Runner
4
81
i
4

Silencia 25 

gr/ f Silent Name - Matinee Express (Zensational)

D
3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheCharlton Baker
5
422-231
i
5

Dream Passage 41 

b f Stormy Atlantic - Raffie's Dream (Raffie's Majesty)

D
4 8-10
Joel RosarioBrad Cox
6
4-231
i
6

Scorpion Bowl 89 

b f Ghostzapper - Is It Safe (Yes It's True)

D
3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoLinda Rice
7
221-
i
7
Light blue and gold blocks, gold sleeves, white stripes, blue and gold quartered cap (John Oxley)

Southern Gal 280 

b f Scat Daddy - Southern Charmer (Dixie Union)

Non Runner
8
3413-42
i
8
Cherry, orange cross sashes and collar, cherry sleeves, white cap (Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing)

Hannah's Smile 57 

dk f Perfect Soul - Drama Mama (Century City)

D
Non Runner
9
7-441
i
9
Light green and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap (W And T Thoroughbred Holdings)

Merlins Muse 18 

ch f Cape Blanco - Davanti (Danehill Dancer)

D
Non Runner
10
0221-
i
10
Peach, Grey Sash, Peach Cap (Siobhan McCormick)

Cirque 261 

b f Courageous Cat - Cul De Sac (Precise End)

D
Non Runner
11
626017
i
11
Turquoise, black disc, black cap (Bruner, Terry)

Wantagh Queen 35 

dk m Utopia - Queen Of The City (Medaglia d'Oro)

D
Non Runner
12
66-0226
i
12
Green and pink diagonal quarters, green sleeves, pink hoop, pink cap (Joseph Birnbaum)

Beaux Arts 33 

dk f Freud - Jenny Bean Girl (Sefapiano)

D
Non Runner
13
16-86
i
13
Purple, white hoop, purple sleeves, white cap (Fox Ridge Farm, Inc)

Birthday Gift 33 

dk f Hat Trick - Giant Cause (Giant's Causeway)

D
Non Runner
14
833314
i
14

Tough Old Bird 19 

ch m Touch Gold - Third Times Better (Carson City)

D
5 8-10
Jose OrtizBruce Levine
15
52-4563
i
15

Rock Ave. Road 14 

ch m Street Boss - Mineralogist (Mineshaft)

D
5 8-12
Abel LezcanoRodrigo Ubillo
16
4-33328
i
16

Pauseforthecause 28 

b f Giant's Causeway - Spritely (Touch Gold)

D
3 8-8
Luis SaezKiaran McLaughlin
Verdict

HANNAH'S SMILE has been knocking on the door in two outings this season and she can make it third-time lucky over Dream Passage and Saratoga Treasure.

21:24 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 7 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $54,810 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f

Fast (Dirt)

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

Mccall 41 

dk f Violence - Fontanne (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8
Jose LezcanoII George Arnold,
2
3-1111
i
2

Sweet Bye And Bye 27 

gr/ f Sky Mesa - Twiggles (Maria's Mon)

D
3 8-8
Joshua NavarroSteve Klesaris
3
53-2238
i
3

Longstocking 28 

b m Into Mischief - Pot Of Tricks (Mazel Trick)

6 8-12
Manuel FrancoMichael Lerman
4
31
i
4

Ascot Walk 26 

b f Daaher - Millenia (Unfuwain)

D
3 8-8
Joe BravoKiaran McLaughlin
5
2142-2
i
5

Dancing All Night 28 

gr/ m Parading - Castanet (El Prado)

5 8-12
John VelazquezIII Claude McGaughey
6
262-235
i
6

Laney 28 

ch f Shackleford - Croon (Indian Charlie)

D
4 8-12
Jose OrtizEddie Kenneally
7
21426/
i
7

Inheritance 691 

gr/ m Tapit - Silver Wolf (Silver Deputy)

5 8-12
J R LeparouxIan Wilkes
8
31-2173
i
8

Palladian Bridge 28 

ch m Girolamo - Prior Park (Silver Deputy)

D
5 8-12
Irad Ortiz JrRaymond Handal
9
1627
i
9

Cypriana 28 

b f Bodemeister - Queens Full (Indian Charlie)

3 8-8
Ricardo Jr SantanaMark Hennig
10
21
i
10

Cilantro 188 

ch f Distorted Humor - Red Hot Bullet (Red Bullet)

D
3 8-8
Luis SaezTodd Pletcher
Verdict

Cilantro and Mccall both have shown a good level of form in their short careers and are likely to continue progressing. That said, DANCING ALL NIGHT has solid experience in the book and looks capable of taking advantage of it.

22:02 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 8 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $50,400 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
70-3124
i
1
Hot pink, black epaulets, black circled 'bb', black cap (Barber, Gary And Cheyenne Stables Llc)

Mo Diddley 23 

dk c Uncle Mo - Miss Bodine (Vindication)

BF
Non Runner
2
229444
i
2

Yummy Bear 18 

b g Sidney's Candy - Talike Me (Military)

D
5 8-10
Eric CancelDavid Donk
3
3469-63
i
3

Cloontia 51 

ch g Sidney's Candy - Moyne Abbey (Charismatic)

D
5 8-10
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
4
257-062
i
4

Leaveematthegate 23 

ch h Kitten's Joy - Waki Affair (Miswaki)

D
5 8-10
Rajiv MaraghLeah Gyarmati
5
411-281
i
5

Mascarello 41 

dk g Langfuhr - Tuscana (Pleasant Tap)

D
6 8-12
Luis SaezH Bond
6
98-8775
i
6

Macagone 51 

b g Artie Schiller - Isabel Away (Skip Away)

D
7 8-10
Ricardo Jr SantanaMichelle Nevin
7
57/058-4
i
7

Manoffire 62 

b g Pure Prize - Willshefire (Williamstown)

8 8-10
Manuel FrancoJorge Abreu
8
216523
i
8

Royal Blessing 23 

ch h Kitten's Joy - Kamaina Rose (Royal Academy)

D
9 8-10
Javier CastellanoBrendan Walsh
9
21-7341
i
9

Honor Up 37 

dk c To Honor And Serve - Unobstructed View (Yes It's True)

D
3 8-7
Junior AlvaradoWilliam Mott
10
1/28-133
i
10
Black, White Sash, Grey Stripes On Sleeves, Black Cap (Roddy Valente)

Stretch's Stone 25 

dk g Bustin Stones - Lucy Dubai (E Dubai)

Non Runner
11
564344
i
11
Blue and grey stripes, white collar, white sleeves (Carl Buhr)

Holy Week 12 

b h Pleasantly Perfect - Queen Bonnie (Bernstein)

D
Non Runner
12
555524
i
12
Orange, royal blue diamond, blue cap (Ivery Sisters Racing)

Ostrolenka 14 

b h Musket Man - Pumpkin's Pride (Louis Quatorze)

D
Non Runner
13
351110
i
13

Catch A Cab 62 

b g Proud Citizen - Gypsy Cab Company (Malibu Moon)

D BF
4 8-12
Jose OrtizMark Casse
14
131938
i
14
Hot pink, black circle, black cap (Gary Barber)

Wicked Macho 26 

gr/ g Macho Uno - Wicked Beauty (Vindication)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

HONOR UP battled on well when scoring by a neck at Belmont last time and is expected to follow up to notch a double. Mascarello and Cloontia look best of the rest.

22:40 SARATOGA (USA) 17 Aug 2018

Race 9 - Stakes (2YO only)

Winner $63,000 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

5f 110y

Firm

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

Yes And Yes 84 

b c Sidney's Candy - Aberdeen Alley (Distorted Humor)

D
2 8-10
Rajiv MaraghPhilip Gleaves
2
11
i
2
Yellow, blue ball (Breeze Easy, Llc)

Shang Shang Shang 57 

dk f Shanghai Bobby - Yankee Victoria (Yankee Victor)

D
Non Runner
3
451
i
3

Gins And Tins 34 

b g Scat Daddy - High Walden (El Gran Senor)

D
2 8-10
Eric CancelWesley Ward
4
1022
i
4
green, green bars on light blue sleeves, light blue cap (Hat Creek Racing)

Chelsea Cloisters 2 

b f First Samurai - Postulant (Pulpit)

Non Runner
5
241
i
5

Stayonthegrind 51 

b c Birdstone - Beach (Tapit)

D
2 8-10
Junior AlvaradoJames Ferraro
6
3231
i
6

Chattel 35 

dk c Giant Oak - Sh Sh Shakin' (Richter Scale)

D
2 8-10
Kendrick CarmoucheBrandon Mcfarlane
7
1
i
7

Good Good 48 

b c Quality Road - Evening Surprise (A.P. Indy)

D
2 8-10
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
8
1
i
8

Swamp Rat 61 

dk c Hat Trick - R Smarty Pants (Smart Strike)

D
2 8-10
J R LeparouxPhilip Gleaves
9
221
i
9

Carter Cat 20 

b c Tale Of The Cat - Dazzletown (Speightstown)

D
2 8-10
Luis SaezSteven Asmussen
10
101
i
10
Black, purple seams, black sleeves and cap (Marcus Stables)

Stillwater Cove 2 

b f Quality Road - Celibataire (Broken Vow)

D
Non Runner
11
417
i
11

Chase Greatness 27 

ch c More Than Ready - Salsa Star (Giant's Causeway)

D
2 8-10
Jose OrtizHoracio Depaz
12
141
i
12

Sir Truebadour 48 

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

D
2 8-10
Ricardo Jr SantanaSteven Asmussen
13
16
i
13
Black, gold chevrons, black cap (Calumet Farm)

Lexitonian 27 

ch c Speightstown - Riviera Romper (Tapit)

D
Non Runner
14
21
i
14
White, Royal Blue Ball, Blue Seams On Sleeves, Blue Cap (Gatsas Thoroughbreds LLC)

Backtohisroots 18 

dk c Mark Valeski - Great Family (Harlan's Holiday)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Norfolk winner SHANG SHANG SHANG looks the pick of the Wes Ward contingent and is expected to complete a hat-trick. Stablemate Chelsea Cloisters has place claims, likewise Sir Truebadour.

23:17 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 17 Aug 2018

Race 10 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $23,310 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-
i
1

American Rule 234 

b c Bernardini - Myriad (Ghostzapper)

3 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaSteven Asmussen
2
0-63
i
2

Pay The Price 43 

ch c Union Rags - Merryland Monroe (Allen's Prospect)

3 8-7
Jose LezcanoDavid Cannizzo
3
74826
i
3

Metaphorical 25 

b g Distorted Humor - Isn't She Grand (Grand Reward)

3 8-7
Rajiv MaraghChad Summers
4
06
i
4

Buster Brown Boy 57 

b g Big Brown - Cupids Gallop (Victory Gallop)

3 8-7
Pablo FragosoLeah Gyarmati
5
556-06
i
5

Mysterio 36 

ch g Broken Vow - Mystery Itself (Pulpit)

4 8-12
Eric CancelLeah Gyarmati
6
9-8
i
6
Burgundy, light blue ball, light blue sleeves, burgundy hoops, light blue cap (Mossarosa)

Everado 23 

dk g Uncle Mo - Appealing Diva (Successful Appeal)

Non Runner
7
9-9
i
7
Maroon, white diamond hoop, white diamonds on sleeves, maroon and white hooped cap (Green, Leonard C , Cotrone, Theresa, Grant, Joseph M , Brown, Patrick And Contessa, Jennifer)

Brightest Star 22 

dk g Midnight Lute - Ennis Lady (Speightstown)

Non Runner
8
3567
i
8

Hot Mesa 23 

dk g Sky Mesa - Hoping for Sun (Louis Quatorze)

3 8-7
Junior AlvaradoEdward Barker
9
545-
i
9

Via Castagna 239 

ch g Trappe Shot - Magical Point (Point Given)

4 8-12
Talbert HowellPatrick Quick
10
322343
i
10

The Chamo 22 

b c Turbo Compressor - Launch A Double (Bright Launch)

3 8-7
Joel RosarioGary Contessa
11
49
i
11

Hustle N Heart 23 

dk c Arch - A. P. Dream (A.P. Indy)

3 8-7 b1
David CohenGary Gullo
Verdict

AMERICAN RULE is expected to step up on his debut effort at Santa Anita now eased in grade and shades the vote ahead of the consistent The Chamo and Metaphorical, who is another lowering his sights.