Saratoga Monday Highlight Horse: Night Prowler looks ready to strike in his return

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>Saratoga | Race 7 | Monday August 22nd | Post Time 4:24 EDT | Go To The TimeformUS PPs

The likely favorite is March (#10), who returns from a lengthy layoff after running his best race ever, a runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. If he returns at that level, he’s likely to beat this field, but that’s no guarantee, as he must overcome this outside post position.

Macagone (#7) is a threat to wire the field after being done in by a fast pace (color-coded in red) in the Kingston, but I wonder how much pressure he can withstand from other potential speeds like English Minister and Fredericksburg. Ascend (#2) has done just that in recent starts, as he’s moved through his conditions with steadily improved performances. This is undoubtedly the toughest field he’s encountered, but he does draw a great inside post position and can’t be dismissed.

While I respect those aforementioned runners, including likely favorite March, I’m more interested in Chad Brown’s other horse, NIGHT PROWLER (#4).

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This one is also coming off a layoff, but Chad Brown does fine with horses in these situations (100 trainer rating). He had his three-year-old season cut short after a non-effort in the Hall of Fame up here, but actually ran quite well previously in a few spots, including his second place finish in the Penn Mile after a wide trip. If he can work out a ground-saving trip under Javier Castellano, I think he can get in the mix at a decent price.

THE PLAY

Win/Place: 4
Exacta Key Box: 4 with 2,7,10

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One Response to Saratoga Monday Highlight Horse: Night Prowler looks ready to strike in his return

  1. rick baldwin says:

    I had Dancetrack,I wish I hooked him up with your Macagone.

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