18:00 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $31,500 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
16-1187
i
1

Glory To Kitten 113 

ch m Kitten's Joy - Great Doxology (Newfoundland)

D
5 8-13
Irad Ortiz JrJorge Abreu
2
315-301
i
2

Lucky Long 46 

ch f Lookin At Lucky - Very Very (Royal Academy)

D
4 8-13
Javier CastellanoThomas Morley
3
466-623
i
3

Free N Clear 53 

b m Bluegrass Cat - Mama I'm Home (Wheaton)

D
5 8-11
Dylan DavisPatrick Quick
4
1673-64
i
4

Silver Magnolia 23 

ch m Kitten's Joy - Prime Silver (Silver Hawk)

D
5 8-11
Rajiv MaraghGary Gullo
5
73-7515
i
5

Miss Aja Brown 23 

ch m Big Brown - Bella Chianti (Empire Maker)

D
5 8-13
David CohenRudy Rodriguez
6
1548-55
i
6

Sugar Mags 53 

gr/ m Cosmonaut - Whateverwillbwillb (Western Expression)

D
6 8-11
Kendrick CarmoucheRobert Barbara
7
45-7940
i
7

Miss Nancy 57 

dk m Arch - Silky Omega (Fusaichi Pegasus)

D
5 8-11
J R LeparouxBrian Lynch
8
366891
i
8
Red, black hoop, white sleeves, red hoop red cap (Ohara, John, A)

Saida 23 

b f Giant's Causeway - Sister Dawn (Indian Charlie)

D
Non Runner
9
55210-8
i
9

Queen Of Castle 71 

b m First Defence - Trust in Gold (Golden Missile)

D
5 8-11
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
Verdict

Saida and Lucky Long have both been in excellent form of late and are likely to be in the mix once again. However, the class-dropper GLORY TO KITTEN is the one to side with returning from a break.

18:33 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $53,550 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

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

Asdaaf 

b c Medaglia d'Oro - Sablah (Distorted Humor)

3 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrKiaran McLaughlin
2
26
i
2

Duncastle 15 

gr/ g Dunkirk - Jazil's Song (Jazil)

3 8-7
Pablo FragosoJohn Mc
3
9
i
3

Candirita 44 

b c Candy Ride - Tikkarita (Rimrod)

3 8-7
Jose LezcanoBrian Lynch
4
937532
i
4

Leinster 24 

b c Majestic Warrior - Vassar (Royal Academy)

3 8-7
Luis SaezD Lukas
5
7
i
5

Raphael 15 

dk c Overanalyze - Pleasant Ballerina (Read The Footnotes)

3 8-7
David CohenNicholas Zito
6
539-0
i
6

Knight Disruptor 224 

dk g Violence - Coastal Sunrise (Congrats)

3 8-7
J R LeparouxBrian Lynch
7
55
i
7

Timber Ghost 168 

b c Ghostzapper - Harissa (Afleet Alex)

3 8-7
Junior AlvaradoJames Jerkens
8
2
i
8

Pennyforyrthoughts 28 

gr/ g Street Magician - Indian Head Penny (Waquoit)

4 8-12 b1
Jose OrtizMichael Trombetta
Verdict

ASDAAF is a well-bred colt, related to a Grade 1 winner, and he looks more than capable of making a successful debut for leading connections. Pennyforyrthoughts and Leinster head the list of threats.

19:07 SARATOGA (USA) 19 Aug 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $53,550 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Pink, pink and green halved sleeves, green cap (Hay, Mrs Fitriani, Magnier, Mrs M V , Magnier, Mrs John And Shanahan, Mrs Paul)

Spirit Queen (IRE)  

b f Invincible Spirit - Zuniga's Date (Diesis)

Non Runner
2
i
2

Cover Model 

b f War Front - Daydreaming (A.P. Indy)

3 8-7
Dylan DavisIII Claude McGaughey
3
369255
i
3

Say It Softly 28 

dk f Sky Mesa - A Time For Us (Johannesburg)

3 8-7
David CohenD Lukas
4
8-
i
4

Overheated 288 

b f Distorted Humor - Hot Summer (Malibu Moon)

3 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrLinda Rice
5
57
i
5

That's Speightful 28 

dk f Speightstown - Indy Dreaming (A.P. Indy)

3 8-7
Junior AlvaradoWilliam Mott
6
4363
i
6

Her Latest Film 39 

b f War Front - Film Maker (Dynaformer)

3 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaMark Hennig
7
i
7

Stylishly 

ch f Speightstown - Always A Princess (Leroidesanimaux)

3 8-7
Jose LezcanoCherie Devaux
8
3
i
8

Alternative Energy 21 

ch f Kantharos - Carsomatic (Carson City)

BF
3 8-7
Javier CastellanoChad Brown
9
i
9

Rarities 

b f City Zip - Receivership (End Sweep)

3 8-7
Jose OrtizH Motion
10
24-8
i
10

Tap Tap Taparoo 28 

ch f Tapit - Silver Screamer (Cozzene)

3 8-7
Manuel FrancoJames Toner
11
4
i
11

Special Thing 21 

gr/ f Tapit - Smara (Storm Cat)

3 8-7
Luis SaezThomas Albertrani
Verdict

SPIRIT QUEEN was an expensive yearling at Goffs in 2016 and she looks up to making a winning debut for Wesley Ward based on her homework. Alternative Energy and That's Speightful both merit respect on what they have shown so far.

19:41 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 4 - Stakes (4YO plus)

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

4

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
22-1142
i
1

Awestruck 36 

gr/ f Tapit - Tizfiz (Tiznow)

4 8-5
Irad Ortiz JrII George Arnold,
2
5/1624-2
i
2

A Place To Shine 99 

b m Tale of Ekati - Smart Soul (Perfect Soul)

D
5 8-3
Christopher DeCarloJr Benjamin Perkins,
3
73-2141
i
3

Forever Liesl 17 

dk f Mineshaft - Ava Pie (Distorted Humor)

4 8-7
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
4
331172
i
4

Moonlit Garden 50 

b f Malibu Moon - Winter Garden (Roy)

D
4 8-5
Jose OrtizChristophe Davis
5
14/7210-
i
5

Nomorerichblondes 512 

dk f Hard Spun - Miss Luann (Unbridled's Song)

D
4 8-11
Ricardo Jr SantanaArnaud Delacour
Verdict

AWESTRUCK sets the standard on recent efforts and she can prove herself the best of this bunch. Moonlit Garden and A Place To Shine look solid contenders on what they have achieved of late.

20:15 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $53,550 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

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

Sister Kitten 

b f Kitten's Joy - Megachurch (Pulpit)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizChad Brown
2
i
2

Heroic Activist 

b f Declaration Of War - Reliquary (Pulpit)

2 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaJorge Abreu
3
2
i
3

Shannon's Girl 44 

b f Orb - Journeyofalifetime (Arch)

2 8-7
Luis SaezRudy Rodriguez
4
i
4

Alasaayil 

dk f Hard Spun - Elghayoor (Ghostzapper)

2 8-7
Jose LezcanoKiaran McLaughlin
5
i
5

Newspaperofrecord (IRE)  

b f Lope De Vega - Sunday Times (Holy Roman Emperor)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrChad Brown
6
i
6

Excuse My Charisma 

dk f Pioneerof the Nile - Asheroony (Smart Strike)

2 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheThomas Morley
7
i
7

Traipsing 

dk f Stroll - Dilly (First Samurai)

2 8-7
David CohenChristophe Clement
8
i
8

Pagalo In Avanti 

dk f Orb - Justasprinkle (Gilded Time)

2 8-7
Eric CancelAnthony Quartarolo
9
i
9

Tip At Tapit 

b f Tapit - Ellie's Moment (Kris S.)

2 8-7
John VelazquezJames Toner
10
i
10

Downstream 

ch f City Zip - Miss Blue Grass (St. Jovite)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
11
539
i
11
White, red hoop, red hoop on sleeves, red cap (Casse, Tina And Harlequin Ranches)

Jolie Bay 44 

gr/ f He's Had Enough - La Princesse Jolie (Boone's Mill)

Non Runner
12
i
12
Green, white bars on sleeves, green cap (St Elias Stable)

Aunt Hattie (IRE)  

dk f Camelot - Spring Star (Danehill)

Non Runner
13
i
13
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
14
3
i
14
White, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap (Ramsey, Kenneth L And Sarah K)

Speedy Solution 44 

dk f Real Solution - Speed Goddess (Johannesburg)

Non Runner
Verdict

SHANNON'S GIRL should be all the wiser for the experience gained when second on debut at Belmont and is expected to go one better tonight. Newspaperofrecord and Excuse My Charisma are two of the more interesting newcomers in opposition to monitor in the betting.

20:49 SARATOGA (USA) 19 Aug 2018

Race 6 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $48,510 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
195384
i
1

Belleville Spring 15 

b g Trinniberg - Coiled Spring (More Than Ready)

D
3 8-8
Luis SaezDavid Cannizzo
2
71
i
2

Fast Getaway 73 

b g Into Mischief - Stolen Star (Cat Thief)

D
3 8-8
Jose LezcanoLinda Rice
3
215372
i
3

Vitsal 15 

b c Tapizar - Wild Meeting (General Meeting)

D
3 8-8
Jose OrtizBen Colebrook
4
74145
i
4

Sparky 38 

dk c Shanghai Bobby - Handlewoman (Elusive Quality)

D BF
3 8-8
Manuel FrancoJames Toner
5
334844
i
5

Outrageous Bet 38 

dk g Courageous Cat - Bet On A Chick (Alphabet Soup)

D
4 8-10
Junior AlvaradoGary Contessa
6
582332
i
6

Source Control 38 

ch g Sidney's Candy - Evrobi (Tabasco Cat)

4 8-10
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
7
154-
i
7

We Should Talk 266 

ch g Gemologist - Sarah Her Highness (Milwaukee Brew)

3 8-8
Ricardo Jr SantanaHoracio Depaz
8
531
i
8

Royal Heist 17 

dk c Bank Heist - Royal Affection (Vindication)

D
3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheEduardo Jones
9
14-8841
i
9

Not So Quiet Man 50 

gr/ g Freud - Quiet Julia (Silver Ghost)

D
5 8-10
Javier CastellanoDerek Ryan
10
2321-75
i
10

News Anchor 50 

b c Data Link - Pilamaya (Grand Slam)

3 8-8
John VelazquezIII Claude McGaughey
11
3591
i
11
Black, Circle and 'M', Pink Sleeves (Martin Zaretsky)

Scatsuku 37 

dk g Scat Daddy - Ubusuku (Hat Trick)

Non Runner
12
16-47
i
12
Green, yellow ball, yellow sleeves, green hoops, yellow cap (Spa City Stables)

Presence Of Mind 83 

b c Trappe Shot - Dixie Dawn (Dixie Union)

D
Non Runner
13
242421
i
13
Black, Gold Stars, Black Sleeves, Black Cap (Ben Mondello)

H Man 16 

b g Musket Man - Private Port (Sea Salute)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Source Control is knocking on the door and wouldn't be winning out of turn, though preference is instead for the unexposed FAST GETAWAY, who took a forward step when striking at Belmont last time. Vitsal looks best of the rest.

21:25 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

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

7

6f

Fast (Dirt)

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

It Justhitthe Wire 

gr/ f Bernardini - C J's Leelee (Mizzen Mast)

2 8-7
Junior AlvaradoKiaran McLaughlin
2
i
2

Mo Wheels Up 

b f Uncle Mo - Smarty Deb (Smart Strike)

2 8-7
Luis SaezJoe Sharp
3
i
3

Private Beach 

b f Malibu Moon - Let's Get Married (More Than Ready)

2 8-7
Florent GerouxAnthony Dutrow
4
i
4

Shanghai Bonnie 

b f Shanghai Bobby - Summer Dream (Wild Rush)

2 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheII James Lawrence,
5
7
i
5

Two Dozen Roses 28 

ch f Super Saver - Judy B (Marquetry)

2 8-7
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
6
i
6

Filly Joel 

dk f Dialed In - Sally's Song (Unbridled's Song)

2 8-7
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
7
i
7

Gracetown 

b f Into Mischief - Gracewood (Unbridled's Song)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
8
i
8

Flatter My Heart 

b f Flatter - Fleetheart (Northern Afleet)

2 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaSteven Asmussen
9
i
9

China Cat 

b f Justin Phillip - Talihina Sky (Malibu Moon)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizJeremiah Englehart
Verdict

IT JUSTHITTHE WIRE and Private Beach were both costly purchases and are worth monitoring closely in the betting, with the form just preferred. Two Dozen Roses should be all the wiser for the experience gained on debut and could also take a hand.

22:02 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 8 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $59,850 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

7f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
13-6625
i
1

Favorable Outcome 43 

ch c Flatter - Shananies Song (Eltish)

D
4 8-7
Javier CastellanoChad Brown
2
32-4443
i
2

Life In Shambles 43 

gr/ g Broken Vow - Life (Anabaa)

7 8-12
Irad Ortiz JrJason Servis
3
1-24222
i
3

Behavioral Bias 29 

ch g Shackleford - Rosie Dooley (Trempolino)

D
4 8-7
Junior AlvaradoJr Albert Stall,
4
31-2112
i
4

Wonderful Light 58 

dk c Tiz Wonderful - By the Light (Malibu Moon)

D BF
4 8-9
Manuel FrancoMichelle Nevin
5
111-833
i
5

Eight Town 126 

ch c Speightstown - El Prado Essence (El Prado)

D BF
4 8-7
John VelazquezBrian Lynch
6
9-15946
i
6

Petrov 22 

gr/ c Flatter - Saracina (Bertrando)

D
4 8-12
Jose OrtizRon Moquett
7
825335-
i
7

Breaking Lucky 323 

ch h Lookin At Lucky - Shooting Party (Sky Classic)

D
6 8-7
Luis SaezGeorge Weaver
Verdict

BEHAVIORAL BIAS has knocked on the door on the last three occasions and now has a chance to make a first visit to the winner's enclosure in 2018. Wonderful Light has two victories from four runs this year, while Eight Town has to be on the shortlist.

22:40 SARATOGA (USA) 19 Aug 2018

Race 9 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $54,810 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m 1f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2-31155
i
1

Cullum Road 21 

b g Quality Road - R Charlie's Angel (Indian Charlie)

D
3 8-6 b1
Luis SaezMichael Maker
2
7134
i
2
White, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap (Ramsey, Kenneth L And Sarah K)

Vegas Kitten 21 

b c Kitten's Joy - Showgirl Form (Dynaformer)

Non Runner
3
7-19213
i
3
Light gray and titanium halves, black fern, black hoop on sleeves, light gray cap, black fern (Brisset, Rodolphe And McKay, Stephen)

Tres Equis 43 

b c Stay Thirsty - Brandys Secret (Secret Romeo)

Non Runner
4
725511
i
4

Indigo Yankee 27 

ch g Midshipman - Afleet Bird (Afleet Alex)

D
3 8-6
J R LeparouxIan Wilkes
5
41442
i
5

Nakamura 45 

b c Animal Kingdom - I'm Always Hopeful (Arch)

3 8-11 b1
Irad Ortiz JrH Motion
6
425146
i
6
Purple, green yoke, green chevrons on sleeves, purple cap (Marc Keller)

Hoard 44 

dk g Super Saver - Cleverconversation (Speightstown)

Non Runner
7
177-383
i
7

War Chest 45 

b c War Front - Wine Princess (Ghostzapper)

3 8-6
Manuel FrancoIII Claude McGaughey
8
74-16
i
8

Max Velocity (IRE)  64 

ch g Lethal Force - Starfleet (Inchinor)

3 8-11
Javier CastellanoRobert Falcone
9
12
i
9

Admission Office 45 

b c Point Of Entry - Miss Chapin (Royal Academy)

BF
3 8-11 b1
Jose OrtizChad Brown
10
7-12
i
10

Strike 21 

ch c Smart Strike - Owsley (Harlan)

3 8-11
Rajiv MaraghH Motion
11
4-210
i
11
Green, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap (Juddmonte Farms, Inc)

Own Agenda 21 

dk c First Defence - Dreamt (Oasis Dream)

Non Runner
12
251
i
12
Baby blue, midnight blue circle, collar and 'lg,' white sleeves, midnight diamond hoop, baby blue cap (Let's Go Stable)

Wooderson 28 

b c Awesome Again - Lotta Kim (Roar)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Chad Brown's ADMISSION OFFICE has not been outside of the top two in both outings so far and having only been beaten only a length at Belmont, he can strike with blinkers now tried. War Chest was a place behind in third last time and can have a part to play, while hat-trick seeker Indigo Yankee has to be considered.

23:18 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 19 Aug 2018

Race 10 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $27,720 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
14/5-7
i
1
Gold, black cross of lorraine, black and gold halved sleeves, gold cap, black visor and button (Bob Petersons Stables, Llc And Bellavia, Frank)

La Cat Warrior 66 

gr/ g Majestic Warrior - C'est La Cat (Mountain Cat)

D
Non Runner
2
162245
i
2

Comeoncomeoncat 30 

ch g Discreet Cat - Classic Example (Maria's Mon)

D
3 8-8
Junior AlvaradoBruce Brown
3
451
i
3

Generalist 24 

b g Gemologist - Whimsical Miss (Distorted Humor)

D
3 8-8
Kendrick CarmoucheEric Guillot
4
463563
i
4

Vicar's Legend 23 

dk g Desert Party - Binavicar (Vicar)

D
3 8-8
Ricardo Jr SantanaOscar Barrera III
5
6-42270
i
5

Elenzee 18 

b g Into Mischief - Arden Way (Carson City)

4 8-10
Jose OrtizMark Casse
6
912456
i
6

Southeast 10 

gr/ g Sky Mesa - South Street Gal (Street Sense)

D
3 8-8
Dylan DavisGary Contessa
7
422347
i
7

Rogue Patriot 30 

gr/ g Two Step Salsa - Signora Gina (Belong To Me)

D
3 8-6 (ow1)
Rajiv MaraghEduardo Jones
8
327443
i
8

Fortythreeoeight N 30 

ch g Fusaichi Pegasus - Aberdeen Alley (Distorted Humor)

D
4 8-10 b1
Manuel FrancoChris Englehart
9
251572
i
9

Blinded Vision 45 

dk c Shanghai Bobby - Mulligatawny (Crafty Prospector)

D
3 8-8
Jose LezcanoJr John Toscano,
10
45486-1
i
10

Mad Munnys 45 

b c Munnings - Corleone (Indian Charlie)

D
3 8-8
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
11
1524-96
i
11

Over Rider 13 

b g Overanalyze - Pure Ride (Simon Pure)

3 8-6 b1
Michael LuzziCarlos Martin
Verdict

MAD MUNNYS returned from a break in fine form last time and could follow up here, with the improving Blinded Vision and Fortythreeoeight N others capable of figuring.