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!
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
|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!