Forty Tales leads a huge field of 14 into GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Forty Tales - the narrow winner of tonight's GIII Derby Trial Stakes
 Forty Tales – looks for another 3yo sprint title in the GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga this Saturday

Forty Tales, winner of 3 top graded 3yo sprints in a row will look to make another spine-tingling late run from the back of the pack in this Saturday’s $500,000, GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes, at 7f, for 14, 3yo boys only over the Saratoga main!

Free Past Performances,

Declan’s Warrior, who was also making those death-defying late finishing wins earlier this season came 2nd in the GII Woody Stevens 2 back then a 5th in the GII Amsterdam here last out in an off outing for this brilliant 3yo sprinter!

Salutos Amigos, and Mentor Cane, 3rd and 4th respectively in the GII Amsterdam last out have both shown good early speed here in their 2013 sprinting efforts and with a clean break, you should find them dueling for the early lead here on Saturday!

Capo Bastone, who was flying at the end of the GIII Derby Trial 2 back came up just a neck short of catching Forty Tales at the line, then ran a very off 7th in the GII Woody Stevens at Belmont last out and you might get a good price on him because of that poor last out!

Overanalyze , 3rd in the West Virginia Derby last out will go this 7f sprint distance for the first time since last year’s GII Hopeful as a 2yo. His PP’s show some front running ability but he’ll have to find that GI Arkansas Derby closing abilities once again to vie here!

Majestic Hussar , has plenty of front running speed as he ran a crazy 1:08.4 first 6f’s in the GII Fountain of Youth Stakes last winter before fading to 4th and then out of racing until an Alw win here in a first out off the layoff, clocking a 1:09.2 6f dust-up!

Central Banker and No Distinction came 1-2 respectively in the $100k Smirnoff Sorbet Quick Call Stakes here on July 25th, going 5 1/2 F’s on the turf but both are returning to the dirt once more here on Saturday!

So, 14 top 3yo boys are lining up for the best sprinting show of summer season here at Saratoga in the GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes to add some blazing speed action to this big GI Travers Stakes Day card this Saturday!

Post Time – 5:10 pm ET!

*Rider chg for Joel Rosario

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Salutos Amigos J L Ortiz 117 E J Guillot 12/1
2. Forty Tales J R Leparoux* 123 T A Pletcher 5/2
3. Capo Bastone I Ortiz, Jr. 117 T A Pletcher 15/1
4. Slan Abhaile A Garcia 117 D L Romans 20/1
5. Majestic Hussar J Lezcano 117 E Kenneally 10/1
6. Bad Hombre J Alvarado 117 J C Kimmel 15/1
7. Mentor Cane E S Prado 117 J A Shirreffs 8/1
8. Declan’s Warrior J R Velazquez 119 N P Zito 5/1
9. Overanalyze J Castellano 123 T A Pletcher 12/1
10. Let Em Shine M E Smith 117 A Kitchingman 6/1
11. Integrity R Maragh 117 C C Brown 15/1
12. Central Banker R Albarado 117 A M Stall, Jr. 20/1
13. Miraculousmo R Napravnik 117 D L Romans 30/1
14. No Distinction J Rocco, Jr. 117 R L Morse 15/1

Pick are – 2,3,5,8 exacta box, with the 1,7 or 9 added to the final slot of a dime super!

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Forty Tales looking for GI King’s Bishop Stakes late run again – Probables and Free Past Performances

Forty Tales - the narrow winner of tonight's GIII Derby Trial Stakes
Forty Tales – looks for another 3yo sprint title in the GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga this Saturday

Forty Tales, winner of 3 top graded 3yo sprints in a row will look to make another spine-tingling late run from the back of the pack in this Saturday’s $500,000, GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes, at 7f,  for the 3yo boys only over the Saratoga main!

Free Past Performances,

Declan’s Warrior, who was also making those death-defying late finishing wins earlier this season came 2nd in the GII Woody Stevens 2 back then a 5th in the GII Amsterdam here last out in an off outing for this brilliant 3yo sprinter!

Shanghai Bobby, the 2012 2yo Male HOY was last seen in a lugging in 5th finish in this year’s GI Florida Derby where he sustained an injury that sidelined him until this Saturday as he’ll try to pick up the pieces of a broken triple crown dream.

Goldencents, with the coach Rick Pitino, Doug O’Neill and Paul Reddam connections and the GI Santa Anita Derby title this year has been switched out to being a sprinter now as he came up just a head short in the GI Bing Crosby at Del Mar last out. He has always shown early speed as he was chasing Palace Malice and those white-hot early Derby factions this year that hinted at some latent sprinter’s talent!

Salutos Amigos, and Mentor Cane, 3rd and 4th respectively in the GII Amsterdam last out have both shown good early speed here in their 2013 sprinting efforts and with a clean break, you should find them dueling for the early lead here on Saturday!

Other top 3yo sprinting names still on the fence here are, Capo Bastone, Clearly Now, Titletown Five and the very speedy Merit Man.

So, the top 3yo boys are lining up quickly for the best sprinting show of summer season here at Saratoga in the GI Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes to add some blazing speed to this big GI Travers Stakes Day card this Saturday!

Up with the Birds flies home to Breeders’ Stakes win – Results and Replay

UpWithTheBirds - winning today's final leg of the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine
UpWithTheBirds – winning today’s final leg of the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown in the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine

Up With the Birds, drew off from a tightly bunched field of his fellow 3yo’s at the top of the stretch to fly home down the rail in a 2 3/4 lengths win in today’s final leg of the 2013 Triple Crown (Canada) Series in the $500,000, Breeders’ Stakes, at 1 1/2 mile over a firm E.P. Taylor turf course at Woodbine.

Full Results, and Race Replay,

Coming 2nd, by those 2 3/4 lengths was River Seven, 3rd went to Pyrite Mountain, who was back just a neck more and a 1/2 length in front of Global Express, who rounded out today super for you!

Payouts and Winning Time,

Age Restriction: Three Year Old
  Purse: $500,000
  Distance: One And One Half Miles On The Turf
  Track Condition: Firm
  Winning Time: 2:28.69
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
5. Up With the Birds Eurico Rosa Da Silva 3.10 2.30 2.10
9. River Seven Jesse M. Campbell   5.20 3.40
1. Pyrite Mountain Gary Boulanger     3.10
Also ran were: 3. – Global Express , 10. – Who’s Mr. Hughes , 4. – Highland Bay , 8. – Dragon Puff , 2. – Scipio , 7. – Bookies Nightmare , 6. – Faithful Rose

$500,000 Breeders’ Stakes is the final leg of the 2013 Triple Crown (Canada) series – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

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The $500,000, Breeders’ Stakes, for 3yo only is the final leg of the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown this Sunday at Woodbine

If all the big turf action from Arlington, Del Mar and Saratoga this Saturday hasn’t slaked your weekend turfing appetite, then we’ve got more top turf action for you on Sunday as Woodbine presents the final leg of the 2013 Canadian Triple Crown series in the $500,000, Breeder’s Stakes, for 3yo’s, at a Belmont Stakes 1 1/2 mile distance but over the big E. P. Taylor turf course at Woodbine this Sunday afternoon.

Free Past Performances,

Coming out for this last 2013 Triple Crown hurrah here in the great white north this season in a “10” horse field is ,

River Seven , was the 1 length runner-up in the 2nd leg of this year’s Canadian Triple Crown tests last out in the $500,000, Prince of Wales Stakes.

Up With the Birds, who came up a 1/2 length short of beating Midnight Aria in the $1,000,000, Queen’s Plate Stakes here back on July 7th.

Pyrite Mountain , has a bit of turf and big stakes racing experience here at Woodbine.

The rest of this crew, however, are just Maiden winners with little to no turf experience at this level or distance but Global Express , is at least bringing top connections in jockey Louis Contreras and top Canadian trainer Roger Attfield into this 1 1/2 mile turf test.

So, this one’s a real pick’em here this Sunday especially for your exotics plays and it would not surprise us if one of these potential long shot maiden winners only pulls off a monster upset here on Sunday.

Post Time – 5:10 pm ET

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1. Pyrite Mountain G Boulanger 126 M R Frostad 6/1
2. Scipio E Wilson 126 R Baker 12/1
3. Global Express L Contreras 126 R L Attfield 5/2
4. Highland Bay J Stein 126 D McClachrie 20/1
5. Up With the Birds E R Da Silva 126 M Pierce 6/5
6. Faithful Rose R A Dos Ramos 126 R Singh 30/1
7. Bookies Nightmare D Moran 126 C M Costigan 20/1
8. Dragon Puff T Pizarro 126 S Di Pasquale 30/1
9. River Seven J M Campbell 126 N Gonzalez 8/1
10. Who’s Mr. Hughes O Moreno 126 M Keogh 20/1

Picks are – 1,3,5,9 exactor boxed, and any Tri’s or Super picks is a “bettor’s choice” for this 1 1/2 mile turfer here on Sunday!