El Deal Wins Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York was the scene of the $350,000 G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on Saturday, July 29. Horses three years old and upward lined up on Saratoga's dirt track and dashed six furlongs. 7-2 third choice El Deal, in his first G1 start left no doubt about his class - emerging by an easy eight lengths in the field of seven. 6-1 shot Awesome Banner was a distant second and 8-5 favorite Limousine Liberal third. Bird Song finished fourth while Spartiatis, Ready for Rye, and Green Gratto completed the order of finish. Pre-race favorite A. P. Indian scratched.