Full Field of 14 set for wide open GI Travers Stakes – Entries, Free PP’s, M/L Odds, Post Positions

Travers logo 2016Race #11, P/T 5:48 pm, Travers Stakes (g1) 

$1.25 million purse, for 3yos, at 1 1/4 mile (Dirt)

Free PP’s for the Travers Day Card at Saratoga!

1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13 (PP’s Coming ASAP!)

S/C# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1  Arrogate 3/C L  Mike Smith 126  B. Baffert  10/1
2  American Freedom 3/C L  Rafael Bejarano 126   B. Baffert  6/1
3  My Man Sam 3/C L  Manny Franco 126   C. Brown  20/1
4  Governor Malibu 3/C L  Joel Rosario 126  C. Clement  12/1
5  Forever d’oro 3/C L  Luis Saez 126  D. Steward  30/1
6  Anaximandros 3/C L Leonel Reyes 126  M. Yakakov  50/1
7  Exaggerator 3/C L  Kent Desormeax 126 K.J.  Desormeax  3/1
8  Destin 3/C L  Javier Castellano 126  T. Pletcher  10/1
9  Gift Box 3/C L  Junior Alvarado 126  C. Brown  12/1
10  Connect 3/C L  John Velazquez 126  C. Brown  4/1
11  Majesto 3/C L  Ricardo Santana 126  G. Delgato  30/1
12  Creator 3/C L Irad Ortiz Jr. 126  S. Asmussen  15/1
13  Laoban 3/C L   Jose Ortiz 126  E. Guillot  15/1
14  Gun Runner 3/C L  Florent Geroux 126  S. Asmussen  10/1

2016 GI Travers Stakes – Probables

Travers logo 20162016 GI Travers Stakes – Probables
Majesto G. Delgado Probable
Anaximandros M. Yanakov Probable
American Freedom B. Baffert Probable
Governor Malibu C. Clement Probable
Gift Box C. Brown Probable
Connect C. Brown Probable
Laoban E. Guillot Probable
Destin T. Pletcher Probable
Creator S. Asmussen Probable
Exaggerator J. Desormeaux Probable

“Saratoga Monday’s” Featured Race for Aug. 22 – “The Summer Colony Stakes”

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As not all the best Saratoga racing happens on the weekends, so with that in mind, Downthestretchs’ is revving it’s Saratoga Mondays postings to keep you in touch with all the top Saratoga Monday action, this season!

Saratoga Monday’s Free PP’s
R01 R02 R03 R04 R05 R06 R07 (R08) R09

This Monday’s Featured Race is –

Race #8 – with a Post Time of 5:02 PM, in the Summer Colony Stakes.

Purse, $100,000, 4&up f/m, 9f. (Dirt)

S/C# PP Horse   A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Money’soncharlotte (KY)   4/F L N Juarez 119 K J Breen 12/1
2 Tiger Ride (KY)   4/F L E S Prado 123 H G Motion 5/2
3 Sweetgrass (KY)   4/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 117 I R Wilkes 3/1
4 Rachel’s Temper (KY)   5/M L J Rosario 115 C Baker 6/1
5 Milaya (KY)   4/F L J L Ortiz 117 M Dilger 10/1
6 Eskenformoney (KY)   4/F L J Castellano 119 T A Pletcher 8/5

California Chrome and Songbird put away rivals with ease!

Earlier today, up at Saratoga, Songbird sat quietly off the shoulder of her main rival in Go Maggie Go running down the backstretch, then on the far, she drew up alongside, then passed her rival then turn for home to draw off to an easy as you please 7 lengths win in today’s GI Alabama Stakes for her 10th straight win!

Winning Time was a solid 2:03.Flat.

Next start for Songbird will probably be the $1,000,000 GI Cotillion at Parx on Sept 24th!

California Chrome put the lie to the idea that the 2016 GI Pacific Classic was to be the race of the year by going gate to wire up front then gliding away to a 6 length whipping of Beholder, then Dortmond then Hoppertunity!

Winning Time was a snappy 2:00.13.

California Chrome has now taken in over $13,000,000 in lifetime earnings and will take the easy van ride back to Los Al. He’ll probably use the GI Awesome Again next at the end of Sept at Santa Anita as a tune up for B/C Classic to which he now owns a berth in off this win!