OK, Ancient Spa fans! What about that Travers?
It’s on the free page, Race 12, along with Race 8, the Grade II Ballston Spa, and Race 10, the Grade I Ballerina. If that’s not a stakes sweep for ya, we have a nice little Hurricane we’d like you to meet…
We take that back! There can be no joking about heavy weather. Very sorry. Also at the Swampatoga today is the Grade I King’s Bishop, Race 11, and the great #7 Uncle Mo will deserve favoritism if he’s fit to fire.
But wait, there’s more! If three stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., don’t do enough for yourself, here’s a further trio from the great Calder Race Course, Miami Gardens, Fla. Races 7, 8 & 11 are the Seacliff, the Fla. Stallion Susan’s Girl, the Fla. Stallion Affirmed. That brings the stakes sweep count on the free page to 6. Half a dozen. Three-plus-three of the other!
Prohibitive fave in the works in the second at Canterbury, Race 2, MTA Stallion Auction: #3 SAMendra. Likewise in the fourth there, via #2 Bert’slittlesister. Sprint to the windows posthaste; perhaps the odds won’t be depressed too much between now and post time.
Quite a different scenario at Hoosier, Race 7, the Brickyard, where pole-position seems more like a burden than a boon. In it, we shoot for the Bonkers-type box of Al Unser IV & Chris Economacki Sr. — er, make that #5 Paws Prince & #3 Liepers Fork. Regardless of the outcome there, we’ll hoist a glass bottle of milk in the Winner’s Circle. Or is that Victory Lane?
Happy motoring! And, of course, best wishes for a prosperous Saturday.