Saturday’s Graded Stake Races 

Saratoga Special (G2) at Saratoga

Race 8.  Saratoga Special (G2). For two-year-old at 6 ½ furlongs on dirt. Purse $200,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Noose  Corey J. Lanerie Eddie Kenneally 4/1
2 Zyramid  Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steven M. Asmussen 5/1
3 Green Light Go  Junior Alvarado James A. Jerkens 2/1
4 Tuggle  Luis Saez Jeremiah C. Englehart 9/2
5 Long Weekend  Joel Rosario Thomas M. Amoss 6/1
6 King Snake  Jose L. Ortiz Jack Sisterson 8/1
7 Peruvian Boy  Julien R. Leparoux Ignacio Correas, IV 10/1
8 Iberico  Tyler Gaffalione Antonio Sano 15/1

Long Weekend was a five-length debut winner at five furlongs on  June 23 at Churchill Downs. Trainer Tom Amoss will now see the Majesticperfection colt stretch out to 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course, where he’s registered four breezes since shipping from Kentucky.

ENTRIES: SARATOGA SPECIAL S. PRESENTED BY MILLER LITE (G2)

Saratoga Race Course, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 8

  • Grade II
  • 6 1/2f
  • Dirt 
  • $200,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:11 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Noose (KY) Corey J. Lanerie 120 Eddie Kenneally 4/1
2 2Zyramid (KY) Ricardo Santana, Jr. 120 Steven M. Asmussen 5/1
3 3Green Light Go (KY) Junior Alvarado 120 James A. Jerkens 2/1
4 4Tuggle (KY) Luis Saez 120 Jeremiah C. Englehart 9/2
5 5Long Weekend (KY) Joel Rosario 120 Thomas M. Amoss 6/1
6 6King Snake (KY) Jose L. Ortiz 118 Jack Sisterson 8/1
7 7Peruvian Boy (KY) Julien R. Leparoux 120 Ignacio Correas, IV 10/1
8 8Iberico (KY) Tyler Gaffalione 120 Antonio Sano 15/1

5:46 p.m.—$500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) at Saratoga Race Course (NBC and TVG)

No filly or mare has ever won the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga, but two entries are looking to buck history when graded stakes-winner Got Stormy and grade 1-winner Uni face eight males in Saturday’s featured race. Got Stormy makes a one-week spin back after winning the De La Rose Stakes Aug. 3 off of two placings against graded stakes company, including a game third in the grade 1 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland and a second in the grade 2 Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill. Uni is unbeaten in five starts at the one-mile distance and seeks a second career grade 1 win. The daughter of More Than Ready  enters the Fourstardave off of five consecutive victories and notched her first grade 1 win in the Matriarch at Del Mar last December.

ENTRIES: FOURSTARDAVE H. (G1T)

Saratoga Race Course, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 9

  • Grade I
  • 1m
  • Inner turf 
  • $500,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 5:46 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1March to the Arch (FL) Tyler Gaffalione 119 Mark E. Casse 10/1
2 2Dr. Edgar (KY) Julien R. Leparoux 118 Barclay Tagg 8/1
3 3Uni (GB) Joel Rosario 117 Chad C. Brown 5/2
4 4Raging Bull (FR) Jose L. Ortiz 122 Chad C. Brown 3/1
5 5Ostilio (GB) Andrea Atzeni 120 Simon Crisford 10/1
6 6Got Stormy (KY) Ricardo Santana, Jr. 114 Mark E. Casse 6/1
7 7Krampus (KY) Junior Alvarado 118 William I. Mott 20/1
8 8Hembree (KY) Luis Saez 117 Michael J. Maker 8/1
9 9Made You Look (KY) Jose Lezcano 116 Chad C. Brown 10/1
10 10Gidu (IRE) Manuel Franco 116 Todd A. Pletcher 15/1

 

5:53 p.m.—$600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T) at Arlington International Racecourse TVG

Peter Brant’s Sistercharliecaptured the Beverly D. last August as part of her Eclipse Award-winning campaign for champion turf female and aims to make history as the first two-time winner of the race when she faces seven others Saturday. The 5-year-old mare capped her 2018 campaign with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) and was nothing short of brilliant during her seasonal bow July 13 when she bested stablemate and multiple grade 1-winner Rushing Fallby 1 3/4-lengths in the grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga. Her trainer Chad Brown has won the Beverly D. five times, including each of the past four years, and will also saddle grade 1-winner Competitionofideas and Thais in the this year’s edition. 

ENTRIES: BEVERLY D. S. (G1T)

Arlington International Racecourse, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 9

  • Grade IT
  • 1 3/16m
  • Turf 
  • $600,000
  • 3 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 4:53 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Fleeting (IRE) Ryan L. Moore 117 Aidan P. O’Brien 5/2
2 2Awesometank (GB) Florent Geroux 123 William J. Haggas 8/1
3 3Competitionofideas (KY) Javier Castellano 123 Chad C. Brown 6/1
4 4Oh So Terrible (KY) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 123 Bradley S. Ross 30/1
5 5Remember Daisy (LA) Mitchell Murrill 123 Gary M. Scherer 30/1
6 6Magic Wand (IRE) Wayne Lordan 123 Aidan P. O’Brien 3/1
7 7Sistercharlie (IRE) John R. Velazquez 123 Chad C. Brown 8/5
8 8Thais (FR) Irad Ortiz, Jr. 123 Chad C. Brown 20/1

6:28 p.m.—$500,000 Secretariat Stakes (G1T) at Arlington (FS2 and TVG)

Fog of War, winner of the grade 1 Summer Stakes at Woodbine last September, is part of a two-pronged entry for trainer Chad Brown in the one-mile Secretariat Stakes. The son of War Front  most recently finished second in the Manila Stakes at Belmont Park July 4 and is joined in the race by unbeaten stablemate Valid Point

ENTRIES: SECRETARIAT S. (G1T)

Arlington International Racecourse, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 10

  • Grade IT
  • 1m
  • Turf 
  • $500,000
  • 3 yo
  • 5:28 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Clint Maroon (GB) Channing Hill 121 Wayne M. Catalano 20/1
2 2Van Beethoven (ON) Wayne Lordan 121 Aidan P. O’Brien 8/1
3 3Never No More (IRE) Ryan L. Moore 121 Aidan P. O’Brien 6/1
4 4The Last Zip (KY) Adam Beschizza 121 Michael Stidham 6/1
5 5Ry’s the Guy (KY) Chris Landeros 121 Ian R. Wilkes 15/1
6 6Fog of War (KY) Irad Ortiz, Jr. 121 Chad C. Brown 3/1
7 7Valid Point (KY) Javier Castellano 121 Chad C. Brown 5/1
8 8Faraway Kitten (KY) John R. Velazquez 123 Michael J. Maker 9/2
9 9Crafty Daddy (KY) Florent Geroux 121 Brad H. Cox 5/1

 

7:12 p.m.—$1,000,000 Arlington Million XXXVII Stakes (G1T) at Arlington (FS2 and TVG)

Bricks and Mortar, the No. 1-ranked horse on the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll, puts his five-race win streak on the line against the likes of defending race winner and stablemate Robert Bruce in the 10-horse Arlington Million field. Trained by Chad Brown, Bricks and Mortar has reeled off four graded stakes victories in 2019 including top-level triumphs in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, Old Forester Turf Classic, and Manhattan Stakes. Robert Bruce was 1 1/2 lengths behind Bricks and Mortar last time out in the Manhattan and is seeking his first victory since prevailing in last year’s Arlington Million. 

ENTRIES: ARLINGTON MILLION XXXVII S. (G1T)

Arlington International Racecourse, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 11

  • Grade IT
  • 1 1/4m
  • Turf 
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 6:12 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Robert Bruce (CHI) Javier Castellano 126 Chad C. Brown 7/2
2 2Magic Wand (IRE) Wayne Lordan 123 Aidan P. O’Brien 5/1
3 3Bricks and Mortar (KY) Irad Ortiz, Jr. 126 Chad C. Brown 8/5
4 4Catcho En Die (ARG) Sophie Doyle 126 Naipaul Chatterpaul 30/1
5 5Hunting Horn (IRE) Ryan L. Moore 126 Aidan P. O’Brien 12/1
6 6The Great Day (ARG) Trevor McCarthy 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1
7 7Pivoine (IRE) Silvestre de Sousa 126 Andrew Balding 15/1
8 8Captivating Moon (KY) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 126 Chris M. Block 20/1
9 9Intellogent (IRE) Florent Geroux 126 Fabrice Chappet 12/1
10 10Bandua (KY) Adam Beschizza 126 Jack Sisterson 6/1

7:55 p.m.—$100,000 Grade 3 Pucker Up Stakes (G3T) at Arlington (TVG)

Stakes winner Winter Sunset seeks her first graded score when she enters the gate against 11 challengers in the 1 1/8-miles Pucker Up for 3-year-old fillies. 

ENTRIES: PUCKER UP S. (G3T)

Arlington International Racecourse, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 12

  • Grade IIIT
  • 1 1/8m
  • Turf 
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 6:55 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Sky Freak (KY) Julio E. Felix 118 Ingrid Mason 30/1
2 2Aunt Hattie (IRE) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 118 Merrill R. Scherer 20/1
3 3Lightscameraaction (KY) Jose E. Lopez 118 Chris M. Block 20/1
4 4Indigo Gin (KY) Florent Geroux 120 Eoin G. Harty 6/1
5 5Winning Envelope (KY) Silvestre de Sousa 118 Chris M. Block 12/1
6 6Gamblin Train (KY) Adam Beschizza 118 William B. Bradley 15/1
7 7Comic Kitten (KY) John R. Velazquez 118 Michael J. Maker 15/1
8 8Princesa Carolina (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Kenneth G. McPeek 8/1
9 9Winter Sunset (KY) Channing Hill 120 Wayne M. Catalano 7/2
10 10Art of Almost (KY) Alan Garcia 118 Roger L. Attfield 5/1
11 11Cafe Americano (KY) Irad Ortiz, Jr. 118 Chad C. Brown 3/1
12 12Mercilla (KY) Javier Castellano 118 H. Graham Motion 15/1

8:30 p.m.—$200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar (TVG)

A field of seven was entered for Saturday’s Best Pal Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds that serves as a steppingstone for the grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity. Among the seven is Thanks Mr. Eidson, a Kentucky-bred son of More Than Ready who broke his maiden impressively here July 18.

ENTRIES: BEST PAL S. (G2)

Del Mar, Saturday, August 10, 2019, Race 8

  • Grade II
  • 6f
  • Dirt 
  • $200,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:39 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Wrecking Crew (KY) Mike E. Smith 120 Peter Miller 4/1
2 2Raging Whiskey (MD) Abel Cedillo 120 Doug F. O’Neill 12/1
3 3We’re Still Here (KY) Drayden Van Dyke 118 Bob Baffert 6/1
4 4Schrodinger (KY) Flavien Prat 118 Simon Callaghan 2/1
5 5Collusion Illusion (FL) Joseph Talamo 120 Mark Glatt 8/1
6 6Thanks Mr. Eidson (KY) Ruben Fuentes 118 Jeff Bonde 6/1
7 7Fore Left (KY) Mario Gutierrez 123 Doug F. O’Neill 5/2

 

 

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