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Saratoga Report #1

Princess of Symlar was a Massive Winner in the CCA Oaks

Princess of Sylmar was a Massive Winner in the CCA Oaks

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Princess of Sylmar (PA) – This was the performance of the weekend, no matter what track you are talking about.  The Kentucky Oaks winner finally returned to the track Saturday, and absolutely crushed her four rivals in the Coaching Club American Oaks.  The win makes her the obvious choice for best three-year old filly in the country, and also gets you wondering if she might just be the best three-year old period!  Many local pundits felt her stable mate Unlimited Budget was the one to beat in this race, but she disposed of her early on.  My Happy Face set the pace, but was also absolutely no match for Princess of Sylmar.  This race should propel her to the Grade 1 Alabama next time out where she’ll look to continue her dominance over the division.

– 2nd Star: Authenticity (KY) – While Princess of Sylmar made her presence felt in the three-year old filly division, Authenticity did the same in the older filly and mare division when she easily won the Shuvee Handicap on Saturday.  While she still has the monster that is Royal Delta ahead of her in the rankings, Authenticity has proven she’s more than a one hit wonder.  This year she’s gotten better with every race, and the win on Saturday makes her a two-time Graded stakes winner.  Her solid Saratoga form is great news as now a date with Royal Delta and Tiz Miz Sue looms large in the Personal Ensign a few weeks down the road.  A win in that race would elevate her to the top of her class, and it’s something that’s not totally out of the question for this rising superstar.

– 3rd Star: Sage Valley (KY) – Meet the horse that is starting to really become a fan favorite!  After being somewhat average the first four races of his career, Sage Valley has rattled off five wins in his last six starts, including two wins against Grade 3 company.  His latest victory in the James Marvin on Friday could have been his most impressive yet.  After sitting just off a fairly strong pace, Sage Valley had plenty left in the stretch and drew off to a convincing one length victory.  The win could springboard him into the Grade 1 Forego, which will be ran on closing weekend of the meet.

Flop of the Week

Unlimited Budget (FL) – The Coaching Club American Oaks was supposed to be hers for the taking, but it turned out to be a brutal day.  Right from the start there was trouble, as she struck the right side of the starting gate as the gates opened.  She did somewhat recover and was in a decent spot for part of the race, but she had no response down the stretch.  The result was a disastrous last place effort, and beaten fifteen lengths.  Perhaps the Belmont took its toll on her, or maybe it just wasn’t her day.  Time to regroup…

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Todd A. Pletcher 14 5 1 3 $507,698 36% 9 64%
2 Steven M. Asmussen 7 3 1 0 $192,486 43% 4 57%
3 Chad C. Brown 14 2 1 3 $193,797 14% 6 43%
3 William I. Mott 7 2 1 0 $119,024 29% 3 43%
3 David Jacobson 12 2 0 2 $90,250 17% 4 33%
3 Dominic G. Galluscio 6 2 0 0 $66,189 33% 2 33%
7 Michael Dilger 1 1 0 0 $220,000 100% 1 100%
7 Gary C. Contessa 16 1 2 2 $105,826 6% 5 31%
7 Christophe Clement 7 1 1 2 $91,910 14% 4 57%
7 H. Graham Motion 5 1 2 0 $91,020 20% 3 60%
7 Kiaran P. McLaughlin 7 1 2 0 $85,589 14% 3 43%
7 Rudy R. Rodriguez 7 1 1 1 $84,864 14% 3 43%
7 Bruce R. Brown 9 1 1 1 $79,017 11% 3 33%
7 Mark A. Hennig 4 1 1 1 $67,400 25% 3 75%
7 Nicholas P. Zito 5 1 0 2 $65,429 20% 3 60%
7 Jason Servis 5 1 1 0 $63,848 20% 2 40%
7 George Weaver 2 1 1 0 $62,400 50% 2 100%
7 W. Bret Calhoun 1 1 0 0 $60,000 100% 1 100%
7 David G. Donk 1 1 0 0 $60,000 100% 1 100%
7 Rodrigo A. Ubillo 1 1 0 0 $60,000 100% 1 100%
7 Michael J. Maker 12 1 1 3 $59,168 8% 5 42%
7 Mitchell E. Friedman 5 1 0 1 $58,450 20% 2 40%
7 Dale L. Romans 4 1 0 1 $58,264 25% 2 50%
7 Andrew Mitchell 3 1 0 0 $57,640 33% 1 33%
7 Kathleen M. Feron 2 1 1 0 $56,400 50% 2 100%
7 David P. Duggan 2 1 1 0 $53,800 50% 2 100%
7 John P. Terranova, II 2 1 0 0 $45,250 50% 1 50%
7 Ian R. Wilkes 2 1 0 0 $45,250 50% 1 50%
7 Michael E. Hushion 1 1 0 0 $43,200 100% 1 100%
7 Rodolfo Romero 1 1 0 0 $43,200 100% 1 100%
7 Randi Persaud 3 1 0 0 $24,435 33% 1 33%
7 Jack O. Fisher 2 1 0 0 $24,205 50% 1 50%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Javier Castellano 32 5 5 7 $493,909 16% 17 53%
1 John R. Velazquez 33 5 4 6 $479,017 15% 15 45%
1 Joel Rosario 37 5 6 6 $448,190 14% 17 46%
4 Rosie Napravnik 29 3 5 2 $282,253 10% 10 34%
4 Cornelio H. Velasquez 23 3 1 3 $213,117 13% 7 30%
4 Rajiv Maragh 27 3 0 4 $168,790 11% 7 26%
7 Jose Lezcano 28 2 0 4 $172,432 7% 6 21%
7 Jose L. Ortiz 20 2 3 0 $139,194 10% 5 25%
7 Joseph Rocco, Jr. 15 2 0 0 $114,529 13% 2 13%
7 Alex O. Solis 11 2 1 0 $104,322 18% 3 27%
11 Shaun Bridgmohan 5 1 0 1 $232,070 20% 2 40%
11 Luis Saez 29 1 1 1 $124,965 3% 3 10%
11 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 17 1 3 1 $117,369 6% 5 29%
11 Robby Albarado 13 1 1 2 $110,047 8% 4 31%
11 Paco Lopez 3 1 0 1 $64,320 33% 2 67%
11 Corey J. Lanerie 2 1 0 0 $60,328 50% 1 50%
11 Alan Garcia 4 1 0 0 $56,015 25% 1 25%
11 Abel Lezcano 8 1 0 1 $51,492 13% 2 25%
11 Jose L. Espinoza 7 1 0 0 $46,456 14% 1 14%
11 David Cohen 9 1 1 0 $46,193 11% 2 22%

Preview to Next Week

– Wednesday – The Lake George (Grade 2) – Three Year Old Fillies – 1 1/16 Miles (Turf) – Purse: $200,000

– Thursday – The Quick Call Stakes – Three Year Olds – 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) – Purse: $100,000

– Friday – The Curling Stakes – Three Year Olds – 1 1/8 Miles – Purse: $100,000

– Saturday – The Jim Dandy (Grade 2) – Three Year Olds – 1 1/8 Miles – Purse: $600,000

– Saturday – The Diana Stakes (Grade 1) – Fillies and Mares Three Year Olds and Upward – 1 1/8 Miles (Turf) – Purse: $600,000

– Saturday – The Prioress Stakes (Grade 1) – Three Year Old Fillies – Six Furlongs – Purse: $300,000

– Sunday – The Amsterdam Stakes (Grade 2) – Three Year Olds – 6 1/2 Furlongs – Purse: $200,000

– Monday – Honorable Miss Handicap (Grade 2) – Fillies and Mares Three Year Olds and Upward – Six Furlongs – Purse: $200,000

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