Big Dollar Bill wins the Birdstone Stakes at Saratoga on August 2, 2018

Race 4. Birdstone Stakes. For three- year-old and up at One And Three Fourth Miles on dirt. Purse $100,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
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:

Horse Win Place
Big Dollar Bill $12.60 $2.90
Hard Study $2.10
Archanova

Running time: 2:59.39

Carlino ran fourth.

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