Saratoga Horses in Focus for Sunday, August 11

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Race 1: One Eyed Jack (#2)

  • Is bred to stretch out, being out of a dam who is a full-sister to turf router Doctor Mounty and a half to dirt router Dabster.
  • Was compromised by a slow pace in his debut when gamely chasing home the two early leaders.
  • That debut speed figure was validated when runner-up Free Enterprise came back to run a strong second at Saratoga.

5-2 on ML

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Race 5: Mama Mary (#8)

  • Has been intended for turf in all 6 career starts, but has only gotten 2 chances to run over it.
  • A few horses have returned to run faster out of her last race, indicating that the speed figures could probably be higher.
  • Appears to be working very well since her last victory.

5-1 on ML

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Race 8: Cookie Dough (#2)

  • Her last 4 TimeformUS Speed Figures are faster than all of her rivals have run yet this year.
  • Did well to hang on for second in the Victory Ride after setting a very fast pace, indicated by red color-coded pace figures.
  • Has the stamina to handle 7 furlongs, since she’s excelled going longer in prior starts.

9-5 on ML

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Race 9: Sister Peacock (#3)

  • Is 4-for-4 sprinting, having only lost going a mile or farther.
  • May be better on turf than her form suggests, since 3 of her 4 turf efforts have come in route races.
  • Showed the ability to rate alongside another horse in each of her last two starts, so she may be able to adapt her running style in this speed-laden field.

8-1 on ML

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