OffTrackBetting.com - Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York will play host to the Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes on Wednesday, August 31. Two year olds will take to Saratoga's turf track and race 1 1/16 miles searching for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
A field of eight juveniles have been confirmed for the With Anticipation Stakes - race 9 on Saratoga's Wednesday schedule. Post time is 5:40 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all eight combatants for this Grade 2 stakes.
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Keep Quiet 2-1 - French bred Mark Casse trained colt failed to place in his first two career starts - a fifth and a sixth respectively at Belmont Park but finally broke through last time out with a win - on this track August 6. He wasn't great to start his career but looked great last time out. He looks to keep that trend going from post 7 Wednesday with Florent Geroux guiding the morning line favorite.
Made You Look 5-2 - highly regarded Todd Pletcher trained colt has a win and a second place finish in two career starts. He steps into stakes company off a win last time out at Belmont Park June 18 - he was second in his debut May 27 also at that track. Made You Look tries for his second win in a row Wednesday from gate 2 with Javier Castellano in the saddle of the second betting choice.
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My Bo Chop 3-1 - French bred Arnaud Delacour trained colt makes his North American debut Wednesday having posted a win and a second in three career starts so far. Last time out was a respectable fourth in the Prix des Jouvenceaux Et des Jouvencelles August 6 after a maiden score in July and a second in his debut in June. My Bo Chop has been decent so far and will be looking to make a little noise from post 3 Wednesday. Joe Bravo has the mount on the morning line third choice.
Ardmore Bay 9-2 - has two career starts and two wins for trainer Thomas Morley. Last time out was a successful stakes debut - a win in the minor Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park August 7. Before that was an easy maiden score at Belmont Park July 4. Ardmore Bay tries to remain unbeaten Wednesday when he leaves from gate 4 with Manuel Franco guiding the only stakes winner in the field at an intriguing 9-2 odds.
Tell the Truth 12-1 - will hit the track for the third time for trainer Graham Motion having recorded one win so far - that coming last time out at Delaware Park July 20. He was sixth in his debut at Presque Isle Downs July 3. Tell the Truth tries for two straight wins Wednesday when he leaves from gate 6 with Jose Ortiz in the irons.
Monsoon K S A 15-1 - Cathal Lynch trained colt has a win and a third place finish in two career starts. He makes his stakes debut Wednesday off a maiden score at Delaware Park August 6 after a third in his first start - at Laurel Park July 17. Monsoon K S A has been OK so far and will be after a career-defining win from post 5 Wednesday with Angel Arroyo guiding him.
Bird's Eye View 15-1 - will race for the third time for trainer Michael Dini after his two career starts produced one win. That win came last time out August 20 after a seventh in his debut July 31 - both results at Monmouth Park. Bird's Eye View tries to build on a good effort from just 10 days ago when he leaves from the outside gate 8 with Irad Ortiz aboard.
Gemologister 30-1 - Jamie Mejia trained colt has yet to place in three career starts - all coming on this track. Last time out was a fourth in the minor Skidmore Stakes August 19 after another fourth August 11 and a seventh in his debut July 30. Gemologister hasn't been great so far but will be looking for a huge breakthrough from the rail Wednesday. Eric Cancel rides.
2016 With Anticipation Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Saratoga's Wednesday card with a Post Time of 5:40 PM.
|1||Gemologister||30-1||Eric Cancel||Jaime Mejia|
|2||Made You Look||5-2||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|3||My Bo Chop (FR)||3-1||Joe Bravo||Arnaud Delacour|
|4||Ardmore Bay||9-2||Manuel Franco||Thomas Morley|
|5||Monsoon K S A||15-1||Angel Arroyo||Cathal Lynch|
|6||Tell the Truth||12-1||Jose Ortiz||H. Motion|
|7||Keep Quiet (FR)||2-1||Florent Geroux||Mark Casse|
|8||Bird's Eye View||15-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Michael Dini|