18:00 SARATOGA (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $29,610 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
247353
i
1

Benefactor 15 

dk g More Than Ready - Villa d'Este (Street Sense)

D
4 8-10
Ricardo Jr SantanaRobertino Diodoro
2
217-174
i
2

Mini Miles 24 

ch g Maclean's Music - Meridian Mama (Forestry)

D
4 8-12
Eric CancelAnthony Quartarolo
3
12-4494
i
3

Baseline 61 

ch g Bellamy Road - Rockford Peach (Great Above)

4 8-10
Luis SaezJr John Toscano,
4
527-515
i
4

Rappel 24 

b g Elusive Quality - Russian Symbol (Danehill Dancer)

D
5 8-12
Manuel FrancoRobert Ribaudo
5
1-413
i
5

The Queens Jules 24 

b g Scat Daddy - Riverboat Queen (English Channel)

3 8-8
John VelazquezWesley Ward
6
16297-6
i
6

Canadian Flyer 24 

b g Canadian Frontier - Executricker (El Prado)

D
6 8-10
Jose LezcanoWilliam Mott
7
174222
i
7
Turquoise, gold diamond hoop, gold hoops on sleeves, gold cap (Three Diamonds Farm)

Belgian 24 

dk g Candy Ride - Angel Gift (Allen's Prospect)

D
Non Runner
8
737815
i
8

Mohican 29 

b g Pioneerof the Nile - Indian Love Call (Cherokee Run)

D
4 8-12
David CohenRobertino Diodoro
Verdict

Benefactor is knocking hard on the door and is entitled to go close but preference is for THE QUEENS JULES, an unexposed improver who is closely matched with Belgian on his last run and wouldn't need to find much improvement in order to reverse the form.

18:33 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $24,570 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6
i
1

Lutenanny 22 

dk m Midnight Lute - January Angel (Carson City)

6 8-12
Kevin GomezIII Ollie Figgins,
2
448605
i
2

Zecha 24 

gr/ f The Factor - Chamonix (Louis Quatorze)

3 8-7
Joel RosarioBruce Levine
3
0-6
i
3

Ramblin' Ma'am 206 

b f Posse - American Prayer (Quiet American)

3 8-7
Rajiv MaraghChad Summers
4
803296
i
4

Gentle Annie 24 

b f Freud - Taxi Dancer (Not For Love)

3 8-7
Luis ReyesGary Sciacca
5
57
i
5

Third Card Down 24 

dk f Freud - All The Tricks (Grand Slam)

3 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaCharlton Baker
6
676-030
i
6

Misty Forest 24 

dk f Graydar - Forest Trail (Forest Wildcat)

3 8-7
David CohenJohn Kimmel
7
65-0
i
7

One Wise Lady 17 

dk f Take Charge Indy - One Wise Cowgirl (Wiseman's Ferry)

3 8-7
Eric CancelMichael Lauer
8
47-7785
i
8

Wild With Style 16 

dk m Giant Surprise - Wild Style (Speak)

5 8-12
Abel LezcanoLeo O'Brien
9
539
i
9

Puffin Patty 12 

dk f Giant Surprise - Hello Karakorum (Dixie Brass)

3 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheDerek Ryan
10
i
10

Stay Good 

b f Stay Thirsty - Ready And Good (More Than Ready)

3 8-7
Luis SaezTodd Pletcher
11
733523
i
11

Wappinger 24 

dk f Warrior's Reward - Pink Candy (Southern Image)

3 8-7
Jose OrtizDanny Gargan
Verdict

WAPPINGER lost little in defeat when third over the extended 6f here last time and should go close with a repeat performance. Zecha and Lutenanny can fight it out for the silver medal.

19:06 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

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

3

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
65-3438
i
1

Labeq 87 

gr/ c Tapit - Life Is Sweet (Storm Cat)

3 8-6
Dylan DavisKiaran McLaughlin
2
4
i
2

Big Muddy 25 

dk c Medaglia d'Oro - Poof Too (Distorted Humor)

4 8-12
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
3
222-224
i
3

Fireball Shot 29 

ch c Street Cry - Scarlet Tango (French Deputy)

4 8-12
Ricardo Jr SantanaPhilip Bauer
4
528-022
i
4
White, black ball, black stripes on sleeves, white cap, black stripes (Todd Pletcher)

Chateau 85 

dk g Flat Out - Distinct Sparkle (With Distinction)

BF
Non Runner
5
2-432
i
5

Point To Remember 29 

ch c Point Of Entry - Miss Isella (Silver Charm)

BF
3 8-6
Junior AlvaradoJames Jerkens
6
6223
i
6

Domain 29 

b c Orb - Pleasant Home (Seeking The Gold)

3 8-6 b1
Jose LezcanoIII Claude McGaughey
Verdict

POINT TO REMEMBER is a model of consistency and wouldn't be winning out of turn if striking in this. Fireball Shot and Domain are unlikely to be far away at the finish either.

19:40 SARATOGA (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

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

4

5f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Dark blue, dark green shamrock, green seams on sleeves, blue cap (Andrew Farm, Tabor, Michael B , Magnier, Mrs John And Smith, Derrick)

Timely 

gr/ f Verrazano - Timeless (Unbridled's Song)

Non Runner
2
i
2

Concrete Rose 

dk f Twirling Candy - Solerina (Powerscourt)

2 8-7
Jose LezcanoII George Arnold,
3
i
3

Irish Hustle 

b f Data Link - Rahfees Fairy (Perfect Soul)

2 8-7
Kendrick CarmoucheW Calhoun
4
i
4

Perfect Kind 

b f Noble Mission - Easy Limit (Storm Cat)

2 8-7
Junior AlvaradoH Motion
5
421
i
5

Super Simple 25 

dk f Super Saver - Simplify (Pulpit)

D
2 8-7
Ricardo Jr SantanaSteven Asmussen
6
i
6

Introduced 

ch f El Padrino - Stuttgart (Cherokee Run)

2 8-7
Jose OrtizAlan Goldberg
7
i
7

Temperance 

dk f The Factor - Grace Phil (Philanthropist)

2 8-7
Jose FerrerJohn Stephens
8
i
8

Musical Lute 

dk f Midnight Lute - P. S. U. Grad (Harlan's Holiday)

2 8-7
Manuel FrancoJorge Abreu
9
i
9

It's A Shaw Thing 

dk f Warrior's Reward - Brenda's Slew (Straight Man)

2 8-7
David CohenEdward Barker
10
i
10

Miss Hanna Jo 

dk f More Than Ready - Whenthedoveflies (Dove Hunt)

2 8-7
Javier CastellanoChad Brown
11
i
11
Blue, grey ball, grey sleeves, blue diamonds, blue cap (Magic Cap Stables)

Wheedle 

b f Flatter - Pavati (Unbridled's Song)

Non Runner
12
i
12

Jo Jo Air 

dk f Scat Daddy - Tessie Flip (Grand Slam)

2 8-7
Julio GarciaWesley Ward
Verdict

TIMELY has been working well in the lead up to her debut and she can get off the mark at the first time of asking at the main expense of Super Simple and Miss Hanna Jo.

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

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $15,750 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
466-161
i
1

Roll Tide Roll 30 

b g Elusive Quality - Lightfoot Lane (Phone Trick)

D
6 8-10
Dylan DavisChris Englehart
2
253232
i
2
Yellow, green hoop, yellow and green halved sleeves, green cap (Chevalier Stable)

Ranger In Paradise 37 

b g U S Ranger - Street Attack (Street Cry)

D
Non Runner
3
338653
i
3
Black, gold circle, black sleeves and cap (Empire State Thoroughbreds)

Too Fast To Pass 8 

b g With Distinction - Absolute Madness (West Acre)

D
Non Runner
4
3-54114
i
4
Blue, yellow ball, black horses head, yellow spots on sleeves, black cap (Island Wind Racing)

Forest Blue 37 

ch g Tale of Ekati - Forest Shadows (Woodman)

D BF
Non Runner
5
65-4516
i
5

Rectify 26 

dk h More Than Ready - Averymerrymoment (Distorted Humor)

D
6 8-12
Luis SaezDavid Cannizzo
6
291111
i
6

Missle Bomb 37 

dk g Tale Of The Cat - Miss A. Bomb (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
5 8-12
Kendrick CarmoucheRaymond Handal
7
75-1157
i
7

King Kranz 44 

dk h Munnings - Queen Congie (Henny Hughes)

D
5 8-12
Irad Ortiz JrDanny Gargan
8
4-76537
i
8

Hammers Vision 64 

b g Court Vision - Baytree (Forestry)

D
5 8-10
David CohenRobertino Diodoro
Verdict

RANGER IN PARADISE has been knocking on the door on his latest outings and can get the job done over Roll Tide Roll and Missle Bomb.

20:48 SARATOGA (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $29,610 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2247-55
i
1

Magician's Vanity 22 

dk m Street Magician - So Vain (Mr. Greeley)

D
6 8-11 b
Ricardo Jr SantanaMichael Trombetta
2
5-55681
i
2

Grandpa's Arianna 23 

b f More Than Ready - Can't Bluff Me (Pine Bluff)

D
4 8-13
Kendrick CarmoucheKiaran McLaughlin
3
534165
i
3

China Rider 25 

b f Majestic Warrior - Smart Angel (Smart Strike)

4 8-11
Jose LezcanoDavid Cannizzo
4
042142
i
4

Regal Dame 39 

ch f Scat Daddy - Critic's Choice (Smart Strike)

D
3 8-8
Luis SaezMichelle Nevin
5
311435
i
5

Aikenetta 26 

dk f Aikenite - Babae (Barkerville)

D
4 8-13
Jose OrtizBruce Brown
6
24-1531
i
6

Little Code 44 

gr/ f Hat Trick - Fairway Meadow (Meadowlake)

D
4 8-13
Javier CastellanoJ Sweezey
7
412664
i
7
Light blue, yellow hearts, light blue and yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap (Brooks, Robert)

Angel Food 22 

b f Sidney's Candy - Heavenly Humor (Distorted Humor)

Non Runner
8
31341
i
8
Royal blue, yellow sash, white sleeves, royal blue cap (Herman, Alan And Adger, John H)

Rosebud's Hope 51 

ch f Cowboy Cal - Hopelands (Curlin)

D
Non Runner
9
213143
i
9

Lady Love 22 

ch f Justenuffhumor - Lady Bi Bi (Lord Avie)

D
4 8-13
Joel RosarioCharlton Baker
10
349-237
i
10

Miko 22 

ch f First Samurai - Saintly Sister (Saint Liam)

D BF
4 8-11
Irad Ortiz JrLinda Rice
11
840472
i
11

Arch Of Troy 22 

b f Archarcharch - American Flier (Quiet American)

D
4 8-11 b1
Manuel FrancoWilliam Mott
12
346442
i
12
Olive green, white stars, white sleeves, olive cap (Woodland Farms)

Tiz A Kitten 30 

ch f Kitten's Joy - Tiz Mariand (Tiznow)

D
Non Runner
13
422351
i
13
White, Royal Blue Ball, Blue Seams On Sleeves, Blue Cap (Gatsas Thoroughbreds LLC)

Hexameter 26 

dk f Northern Afleet - Ayrial Delight (Quick Dip)

Non Runner
Verdict

LITTLE CODE won in good style at Monmouth and she can continue in that vein of form at the main expense of Regal Dame and Aikenetta.

21:24 SARATOGA (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $57,960 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
35130-4
i
1

Rumble Doll 80 

b m Street Boss - Little Buttercup (Labeeb)

D
7 8-10
David CohenRobert Falcone
2
5-11553
i
2
Turquoise, large gold spots, turquoise spots on gold sleeves, turquoise cap (Zayat Stables, LLC)

Lezendary 25 

gr/ f Zensational - Legendary Stacey (Include)

D
Non Runner
3
435446
i
3

Annie Rocks 25 

b m A. P. Warrior - Five Star Annie (Five Star Day)

D
5 8-10
Eric CancelAlejandro Maymo
4
4-21322
i
4

Black Canary 25 

b f War Front - Forty Moves (Gold Fever)

D
4 8-12
Jose OrtizMark Casse
5
411664
i
5

Touch Of Bling 15 

dk m Tale Of The Cat - Got Bling (Langfuhr)

D
5 9-0
Luis SaezMichael Maker
6
624-313
i
6

Quality Time (IRE)  52 

b m Exceed and Excel - Crinoline (Street Cry)

D
5 8-12
Joel RosarioChristophe Clement
7
212251
i
7
White, blue diamond frame, blue blocks on sleeves, blue cap (Linda Rice)

Picture Day 25 

b m Include - Elusive Sugar (Elusive Quality)

D
Non Runner
8
10281-6
i
8

Fairyland 192 

ch f Scat Daddy - Dame Ursula (Elusive Quality)

D BF
3 8-5
John VelazquezWesley Ward
9
035236
i
9

Miss Gossip (IRE)  37 

b m Big Bad Bob - Cabin Point (Desert Story)

D
5 8-10
Kendrick CarmoucheCarlos Martin
10
6-15245
i
10

Jumby Bay 52 

ch f City Zip - Rote (Tiznow)

D
4 8-12
Javier CastellanoTodd Pletcher
11
615513
i
11
Gold, Green Sleeves (Bona Venture Stables)

Play Unified 26 

gr/ m Exchange Rate - Carson City Sham (Carson City)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

FAIRYLAND comes into this after a break and she can bounce back to form having shown good promise on the gallops recently. Black Canary and Touch Of Bling complete the shortlist.

22:02 SARATOGA (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 8 - Evan Shipman Stakes (3YO plus)

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

8

1m 1f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
115511
i
1

Control Group 27 

b c Posse - We Kept Her (Victory Gallop)

D
4 8-12
Irad Ortiz JrRudy Rodriguez
2
222143
i
2

Can You Diggit 17 

dk c Tiznow - Mineralogist (Mineshaft)

D
4 8-4 (ow2)
Junior AlvaradoJames Jerkens
3
16111-4
i
3

Twisted Tom 38 

ch g Creative Cause - Tiffany Twisted (Thunder Gulch)

D BF
4 8-10
Javier CastellanoChad Brown
4
4-33723
i
4
Black And White Halves, black and white halved sleeves, Black And White halved Cap (Barry Schwartz)

Papa Shot 24 

b g Distorted Humor - Mindy Gold (A.P. Indy)

D
Non Runner
5
136663
i
5
Purple, yellow collar, yellow blocks on sleeves, yellow cap (Yellow Moon Stable)

Hit It Once More 38 

b h Hard Spun - Sunday Geisha (Sunday Break)

D
Non Runner
6
518-422
i
6

Wine Not 38 

dk g First Dude - Simmerette (El Prado)

D
5 8-4 (ow2)
Kendrick CarmoucheGeorge Weaver
7
63-6221
i
7

Pat On The Back 38 

ch c Congrats - Accomplished (Awesome Again)

D
4 8-12
Dylan DavisJeremiah Englehart
8
1-43321
i
8
Light blue, dark blue sash and 'w', dark blue chevrons on sleeves (Char-allie Stable And Haers, Kathy)

Winston's Chance 15 

ch g Roaring Fever - Betty's Chance (Duckhorn)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Prolific winner CONTROL GROUP is four from six so far this year and he is fancied to score again. Pat On The Back rates the biggest threat following his comfortable Belmont success, while Twisted Tom can improve on his fourth-placed effort in the same event.

22:40 SARATOGA (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $28,350 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m 1f

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
77
i
1

Riendo 37 

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

3 8-6
Jose LezcanoRichard Schosberg
2
76739
i
2
Kelly green and gold diamonds, gold hoop on sleeves, gold cap, gold visor (Sunny Meadow Farm)

Time Expired 43 

ch g Freud - Expiration Day (Gilded Time)

Withdrawn
3
34-2833
i
3

Run For Boston 36 

b g Include - Slacks (High Brite)

4 8-12
Manuel FrancoJames Ryerson
4
776746
i
4

There Goes Jose 22 

b g Courageous Cat - There Goes Molly (Chief Seattle)

3 8-6
Ricardo Jr SantanaRobertino Diodoro
5
566-588
i
5

Millies Party Boy 22 

b g Desert Party - Eve Of Destruction (Malibu Moon)

4 8-12
Rajiv MaraghJr James Frangella,
6
5
i
6

Cuarenta 16 

b g Forty Tales - Quietly Elegant (Quiet American)

3 8-6
John VelazquezTodd Pletcher
7
737596
i
7

Won't Be Missed 14 

ch c Overanalyze - Never Miss A Trick (Anasheed)

3 8-6
Romero MaraghJames Ferraro
8
470942
i
8

Last Chant 22 

b c War Chant - Quiet Mover (Quiet American)

3 8-6
Luis ReyesEdward Barker
9
09-558
i
9

Big Horn Ranger 14 

b g U S Ranger - Leonor Fini (Peintre Celebre)

3 8-6
Dylan DavisPatrick Quick
10
0526
i
10

Lemon Blitz 92 

b g Lemon Drop Kid - Continetta (Bernstein)

BF
3 8-6
Joe BravoJeremiah Englehart
11
9000-6
i
11

Sir Frost 43 

ch g Frost Giant - Tempest Storm (Malibu Moon)

3 8-6
David CohenBarclay Tagg
12
4745-57
i
12

Victory's Cash 22 

gr/ g Cosmonaut - Ready For Autumn (More Than Ready)

4 8-12
Junior AlvaradoBruce Brown
13
8
i
13
White, Green Braces, White And Green Halved Sleeves, White Cap, Green Peak (Edition Farm)

Local Edition 58 

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

Non Runner
14
60
i
14
Kelly green and gold diamonds, gold hoop on sleeves, gold cap, gold visor (Sunny Meadow Farm)

Neutral Zone 12 

dk g Bob and John - Give And Take (Devil His Due)

Non Runner
Verdict

Riendo warrants respect with his sights lowered, but CUARENTA caught the eye when a staying-on fifth on his debut over 6f and he could prove tough to beat now upped in trip. Sir Frost is another to note.