Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes goes down at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York this Sunday, August 10. A purse of $200,000 will be on the line for a group of two year olds willing to go 6 1/2 furlongs on Saratoga's main track.
A promising group of 11 juveniles have been confirmed for the Saratoga Special - race 10 on Saratoga's Sunday schedule. Post time is 6:04 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all 11 entries for this Grade 2 stakes.
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I Spent It - highly touted Anthony Dutrow trained colt will hit the track for just the second time - the first being a nice maiden score at Belmont Park July 2. Javier Castellano gets the call aboard the narrow 7-2 morning line favorite from the rail Sunday.
Nonna's Boy - Todd Pletcher trained colt is coming off a fourth as favorite in the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes on this track July 19 after breaking maiden at first asking by 5 1/2 lengths at Belmont Park June 13. Legendary jockey John Velazquez will be aboard the 4-1 choice from post 6.
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Cinco Charlie - the most experience of all the entries has three starts - two wins and a third place finish for trainer Steve Asmussen. Last time out was a third in the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes after a terrific win in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs June 28 and a maiden score in his debut. Shaun Bridgmohan has been tabbed to ride the impressive colt from gate 7 at 9-2 odds.
Mr. Z - D Wayne Lukas pupil has two career starts and is coming off a good second by a neck to Big Trouble in his graded stakes debut - the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes on this track July 19. This after a maiden score at first asking June 28. Corey Lanerie has been tabbed to ride one of the few entries with stakes experience from gate 3 at 5-1 odds.
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Stanford - Todd Pletcher trained colt will race for the second time - off a maiden score in his only start - at Monmouth Park June 29. He will have Joe Bravo guiding him from gate 8 Sunday as a 12-1 shot Sunday.
W V Jetsetter - George Weaver trainee rides a two race win streak into this weekend - the minor TTA Sales Futurity last time out July 12 at Lone Star followed a maiden score June 27 and a third in a MSW in May. He makes his first start away from Lone Star Sunday with Joel Rosario aboard.
Lord Tyrion - has two career starts for trainer Ian Wilkes and enters after breaking maiden in his second start - at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23 after a third in his debut in a similar race at Churchill Downs. Lord Tyrion makes his stakes debut Sunday with Julien Leparoux aboard from post 2.
Tizcano - Peter Miller trained colt will race for the second time off a maiden score at Gulfstream June 22. Cornelio Velazquez will be aboard from post 4 Sunday.
Rod McLeod - will race for the second time for trainer Dale Romans off a maiden score in his only career start. He looks for his first stakes score Sunday with Robby Albarado guiding him from post 5.
Cleveland Sound - H. Graham Motion sends out Cleveland Sound for his second career start - the first being a maiden score at Delaware Park July 19. He will depart from gate 9 with Irad Ortiz in the irons.
Majestic Affair - Chad Brown trained colt will make his second career starts Sunday off a MSW score at first asking at Canterbury Park July 6. Jose Lezcano gets the call from post 10.
2014 Saratoga Special Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 10 on Saratoga Race Course's Sunday card with a Post Time of 6:04 PM.
|1||I Spent It||J. Castellano||A. Dutrow|
|2||Lord Tyrion||J. Leparoux||I. Wilkes|
|3||Mr. Z||C. Lanerie||D. Lukas|
|4||Tizcano||C. Velasquez||P. Miller|
|5||Rod McLeod||R. Albarado||D. Romans|
|6||Nonna's Boy||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher|
|7||Cinco Charlie||S. Bridgmohan||S. Asmussen|
|8||Stanford||J. Bravo||T. Pletcher|
|9||Cleveland Sound||I. Ortiz, Jr.||H. Motion|
|10||Majestic Affair||J. Lezcano||C. Brown|
|11||W V Jetsetter||J. Rosario||G. Weaver|