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OffTrackBetting.com - The G2 Lake Placid Stakes will be contested this Saturday, August 19 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. A purse of $300,000 will be on the line for three year old fillies willing to saddle up and race 1 1/4 miles.
A solid field of six will give it a go in the Lake Placid Stakes - race 8 on Saratoga's Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:49 PM. Let's take a brief glance into the past performances of all six entries for this competitive G2 stakes.
Mark Casse trained filly has nine career starts with four wins and a second-place finish. She was last seen recording an OK fifth in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes overseas at Ascot June 23 which followed a very nice two-race win streak - the G3 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs May 5 and a G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland April 13. Before that was a quality second in the G3 Florida Oaks Mach 11, a sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies November 4 and two straight wins including the G3 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland in October. La Coronel has been impressive in her career and chases her fourth graded stakes score from post 3 Saturday. Florent Geroux gets the call on the 122-pound highweight and morning line favorite.
Brendan Walsh trained filly has three wins, a second and a third-place finish in her seven career starts. Last time out was a career-best effort - a win in the G3 Lake George Stakes at Saratoga July 21 which followed a good second in the G3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs June 17, a fourth in the G3 Edgewood Stakes on that track May 5 and a third in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland April 13. She won her two previous starts including an Allowance Optional Claiming at Gulfstream Park in February. Proctor's Ledge has been seriously trending upward ahead of this weekend and hopes to keep the roll going from gate 4 with Javier Castellano guiding the morning line second choice.
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British bred Chad Brown trained filly has placed in six of seven career starts - two wins, two seconds and two third-place finishes. She made her North American debut last time out and finished a decent third in the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational at Belmont Park July 8 after a stakes win in France May 11, a sixth in the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux at Chantilly April 9 and a third in a minor stakes race in February. Uni has been OK so far in her career and hopes to make some noise on North American soil. Irad Ortiz has been tabbed to ride the third choice from the outside gate 6.
Graham Motion trained filly has placed in eight of 10 career starts - four wins, three seconds and a third-place finish. She enters on the heels of consecutive second-place finishes - behind Proctor's Ledge in the G3 Lake George Stakes on this track last time out July 21 and in the minor Penn Oaks June 3. Before that was a nice win in the minor Memories Of Silver Stakes at Aqueduct April 23, a decent third in the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park March 4 and a sixth in the listed Ginger Brew Stakes in January. She won three straight starts before that including the minor Wait A While Stakes at Gulfstream Park in December and an Allowance in October. Party Boat has been competitive so far and will be after a first graded stakes win from gate 2 Saturday. Joel Rosario has the mount.
Has two wins, two seconds and a third-place finish in nine career starts for trainer Leah Gyarmati. She won the minor P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga last August and has been OK since. Last time out was a disappointing seventh in the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational July 8 which followed a fourth in the G3 Wonder Again Stakes at Belmont Park June 8, an uncharacteristic tenth in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland April 13 and consecutive quality runner-up finishes - the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream March 4 and behind New Money Honey in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in November. Coasted, outside of two bad outings has been competitive so far but has yet to post a graded stakes score. Jockey Jose Ortiz will try to change all of that from the rail.
Graham Motion trained filly has two wins and two runner-up finishes in her seven career starts. Last time out was an OK fourth in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks July 23 which followed a fifth in the G3 Delaware Oaks July 8, an Optional Claiming score at Monmouth Park May 20, a seventh in the G1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos in December and a career-best runner-up finish in the G3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct in November. Berned shoots for a first stakes score Saturday in her fifth try when she departs form post 5. Rajiv Maragh is scheduled to ride.
Race 8 on Saratoga's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:02 PM.
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