Race 4. Birdstone Stakes. For three- year-old and up at One And Three Fourth Miles on dirt. Purse $100,000.
|1||Hard Study||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||3-5|
|2||Carlino||Jose Lezcano||Mark Hennig||4-1|
|3||You’re to Blame||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||7-2|
|4||Archanova||Manuel Franco||Ian Wilkes||10-1|
|5||Big Dollar Bill||Chris Landeros||Ian Wilkes||6-1|
Big Dollar Bill rallied from last to overtake three contenders from the outside in the stretch, outkicking 1-5 favorite Hardy Study to win the fourth running of the $100,000 Birdstone for 3-year-olds and up on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.
Big Dollar Bill overcame a five-length deficit, making a big push four-wide out of the final turn. Big Dollar Bill continued closing the gap from the outside, overtaking Hard Study to win by one length.
$2 Wager Paid:
|Big Dollar Bill||$12.60||$2.90|
Running time: 2:59.39
Carlino ran fourth.