Saratoga Horses in Focus for Sunday, August 4

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Race 3: Gold for the King (#6)

  • Always runs his best races second off a layoff, so is likely to step forward here.
  • Possesses the tactical speed to sit a good trip just off the likely pacesetter Eye Luv Lulu.
  • His best races are superior to those of his main rivals, if he can get back to them.

2-1 on ML


Race 5: Sky Full of Stars (#5)

  • Joel Rosario is a great judge of pace and may ride this mare more aggressively.
  • Was a front-runner in Germany when she was running her best races and should return to those tactics here.
  • Probably needed her first start back off the layoff last time and can step forward.

10-1 on ML


Race 7: Adonis Creed (#8)

  • Ran a competitive speed figure when taking down an optional claiming race at Aqueduct last fall.
  • Was hindered by a poor trip last time, as he was steadied multiple times over the final half-mile.
  • Brad Cox gets a 99 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with horses coming off layoffs of this type.

4-1 on ML


Race 9: Rockemperor (#4)

  • Put in an excellent late run to be third in the Belmont Derby from a very wide post position.
  • Should be more forwardly placed this time given his mid-field draw.
  • Appears to be working better since that U. S. debut, getting the better of stablemate Digital Age in a few recent drills.

7-2 on ML


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