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Caesars Saratoga Derby Invitational Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo) (Mellon Course) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: SKY
  • Distance: 1m 1f 110y
  • Going: Firm
Runners
11

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(1)
Main Event silk
Main Event b
J: Jose L Ortiz
T: George Weaver
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Needs to do more than when front-running winner of 1m Grade 3 Kent at Delaware latest
19121-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Jul 22 Del Delaware Park 9f Fm 3yG3 8-5 b 1/7 Elizar (1½L) 43/10 - 99
7 May 22 Chu Churchill Downs 8.5f Fm 3yG2 8-6 b 9/10 Stolen Base (7¾L) 7/1 - 88
2 Apr 22 Gul Gulfstream Park 8.5f Fm 3y 8-6 b 1/8 Red Danger (3¼L) 11/5F - -
18 Dec 21 Aqu Aqueduct 8f Fs 2y 8-7 b1 4/7 Early Voting (8¾L) 245/10 - -
20 Nov 21 Aqu Aqueduct 7f Fs 2y 8-7 7/12 Life Is Great (16½L) 41/1 - -
2
(2)
Grand Sonata silk
Grand Sonata
J: Tyler Gaffalione
T: Todd Pletcher
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 4 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (29%)
Behind three of these rivals when fourth in the Belmont Derby; has work to do
43211-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 4/12 Classic Causeway (1¼L) 32/1 - 115
4 Jun 22 Chu Churchill Downs 9f Fm 3y 8-8 3/11 Kitodan (4L) 14/5F - 94
8 Apr 22 Kee Keeneland 8.5f Gd 3yG3 8-6 2/6 Sy Dog (¾L) 5/2 - -
5 Feb 22 Gul Gulfstream Park 8.5f Fm 3yG3 8-11 1/8 Royal Spirit (nk) 58/10 - 106
1 Jan 22 Gul Gulfstream Park 8f Fm 3yL 8-6 1/6 Chanceux (hd) 13/10F - -
16 Oct 21 Kee Keeneland 8.5f Fs 2y 8-7 1/10 Bon Bueno (2¼L) 13/5F - -
3
(3)
Emmanuel silk
Emmanuel
J: Flavien Prat
T: Todd Pletcher
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (44%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 4 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (29%)
Successful switch to turf in 1m1f G2 Pennine Ridge at Belmont in June, but this is tougher
1341-1
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 63
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jun 22 Blm Belmont Park 9f Fm 3yG2 8-6 1/6 Napoleonic War (1L) 19/10F - 105
9 Apr 22 Kee Keeneland 9f St 3yG1 8-11 3/11 Zandon (6¼L) 11/2 - 103
5 Mar 22 Gul Gulfstream Park 8.5f Fs 3yG2 8-8 4/11 Simplification (5¼L) 29/10 - 100
30 Jan 22 Tmp Tampa Bay Downs 8f Fs 3yCl 8-8 1/6 Glider (4½L) 30/100F - -
11 Dec 21 Gul Gulfstream Park 8f Fs 2y 8-8 1/10 Touch Code (6¾L) 7/5F - -
4
(4)
Nations Pride silk
BF
Nations Pride
J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 4 starts at this distance (75%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 13 wins from 44 in the last 14 days (30%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 12 wins from 31 in the last 14 days (39%)
Big run for second behind front-running Classic Causeway in the Belmont Derby
1-1182
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 2/12 Classic Causeway (¾L) 12/5F - 116
4 Jun 22 Eps Epsom 12f Gd 3yG1 9-2 8/17 Desert Crown (13½L) 15/2 116 101
29 Apr 22 Nmk Newmarket 10f Gd 3yL 9-0 1/4 Hoo Ya Mal (7L) 7/4 - 114
25 Feb 22 Mey Meydan 10f Gd 3y 9-0 1/8 Sed Maarib (3¼L) 11/8 88 101
6 Nov 21 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 10f St 22y 9-2 1/4 Levitate (3L) 2/9F - 82
4 Oct 21 Lin Lingfield (AW) 8f St 52yNv 9-5 1/6 Luis Fernando (4¾L) 1/3F - 84
5
(5)
Stolen Base silk
Stolen Base b
J: Dylan Davis
T: Michael J Maker
Won weak 8.5f Churchill Downs Grade 2 two back; struggled in Belmont Derby latest
01723-
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 1
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Aug 22 Sar Saratoga 8f Fm 3yG2 8-12 b 7/8 Ready To Purrform (11L) 73/10 - 95
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 b 12/12 Classic Causeway (26L) 213/10 - 65
7 May 22 Chu Churchill Downs 8.5f Fm 3yG2 8-6 b 1/10 Balnikhov (1¼L) 56/10 - 105
2 Apr 22 Twp Turfway Park 9f Fs 3yG3 8-11 b1 7/12 Tiz The Bomb (10½L) 43/10 - 85
6 Mar 22 Twp Turfway Park 8.5f Fs 3y 8-6 2/12 Tiz The Bomb (nk) 42/10 - 103
30 Jan 22 Smh Sam Houston 8f Fm 3y 8-5 3/10 Red Run (1¾L) 17/10F - -
6
(6)
Annapolis silk
Annapolis
J: Irad Ortiz Jr
T: Todd Pletcher
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 3 starts on this ground (100%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 4 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (29%)
Has 3-4 record, the sole defeat coming on soft ground; one of the leading players
12-11
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 8f Fm 3yL 8-10 1/7 Double Clutch (2¾L) 13/20F - 101
4 Jun 22 Pen Penn National 8f Sft 3yG2 8-10 2/8 Wow Whata Summer (1¼L) 1/2F - -
3 Oct 21 Blm Belmont Park 8.5f Fm 2yG2 8-8 1/4 Portfolio Company (hd) 13/20F - 105
4 Sep 21 Sar Saratoga 8.5f Fm 2y 8-7 1/10 Nyquest Nix (4½L) 27/20F - -
7
(7)
Royal Patronage silk
Royal Patronage
J: Joel Rosario
T: H Graham Motion
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (28%)
Ex-Johnston; did well for fifth in the Belmont Derby considering he refused to settle
5028-8
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 5/12 Classic Causeway (1½L) 178/10 - 115
4 Jun 22 Eps Epsom 12f Gd 3yG1 9-2 16/17 Desert Crown (37L) 28/1 112 63
12 May 22 Yor York 10.5f Gd 3yG2 9-2 2/8 Desert Crown (3¼L) 7/2J 112 113
30 Apr 22 Nmk Newmarket 8f Gd 3yG1 9-0 8/15 Coroebus (6½L) 33/1 113 108
23 Oct 21 Don Doncaster 8f Sft 2yG1 9-1 8/8 Luxembourg (17L) 7/1 112 75
25 Sep 21 Nmk Newmarket 8f GF 2yG2 9-0 1/7 Coroebus (nk) 7/2 108 113
8
(8)
Sy Dog silk
Sy Dog
J: Manuel Franco
T: H Graham Motion
Behind five of these rivals when sixth in the Belmont Derby
631-11
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 6/12 Classic Causeway (1½L) 154/10 - 115
7 May 22 Chu Churchill Downs 8.5f Fm 3yG2 8-8 3/10 Stolen Base (2¼L) 21/10F - 102
8 Apr 22 Kee Keeneland 8.5f Gd 3yG3 8-6 1/6 Grand Sonata (¾L) 57/10 - -
27 Nov 21 Aqu Aqueduct 8.5f Fm 2y 8-8 1/8 Ohtwoohthreefive (nse) 19/10F - -
24 Oct 21 Blm Belmont Park 7f Fm 2y 8-7 1/9 Baj (4L) 76/10 - -
9
(9)
Classic Causeway silk
Classic Causeway
J: Julien R Leparoux
T: Kenneth McPeek
Successful switch to turf in 1m2f Grade 1 Belmont Derby, but was allowed to dominate
130011
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 1/12 Nations Pride (¾L) 269/10 - 118
25 Jun 22 Tdn Thistledown 9f Fs 3yG3 9-0 3/7 Tawny Port (2¼L) 63/10 - 107
7 May 22 Chu Churchill Downs 10f Fs 3yG1 9-0 11/20 Rich Strike (17½L) 79/1 - 86
2 Apr 22 Gul Gulfstream Park 9f Fs 3yG1 8-10 11/11 White Abarrio (21L) 37/10 - 71
12 Mar 22 Tmp Tampa Bay Downs 8.5f St 3yG2 8-6 1/10 Grantham (2½L) 4/5F - 107
12 Feb 22 Tmp Tampa Bay Downs 8.5f Fs 3yG3 8-6 1/12 Shipsational (3¾L) 8/5F - 105
10
(10)
Stone Age silk
Stone Age
J: John R Velazquez
T: A P O'Brien
Too far back and wide first turn from gate 12/12 when third in Belmont Derby
2-1163
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 22 Blm Belmont Park 10f Fm 3yG1 8-10 3/12 Classic Causeway (1L) 29/10 - 116
4 Jun 22 Eps Epsom 12f Gd 3yG1 9-2 6/17 Desert Crown (11L) 7/2 115 105
8 May 22 Leo Leopardstown 10f Gd 3yG3 9-5 1/7 Glory Daze (5½L) 10/11F 109 118
29 Mar 22 Nav Navan 10f Gd 3yMd 9-8 1/14 Active Duty (9L) 1/3F 109 104
23 Oct 21 Sai Saint-Cloud 10f VSft 2yG1 9-0 2/9 El Bodegon (1½L) 10/1 - 109
3 Oct 21 Lon Longchamp 7f Hy 2yG1 9-0 6/9 Angel Bleu (5L) 54/10 - 101
11
(11)
Ethereal Road silk
Ethereal Road
J: Luis Saez
T: D Wayne Lukas
Smart over bit shorter on dirt, and on pedigree he could raise his game for switch to turf
614721
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: -
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jun 22 Tdn Thistledown 9f Fs 3yG3 9-0 6/7 Tawny Port (9¾L) 56/10 - 92
21 May 22 Pim Pimlico 8.5f Fs 3y 8-6 1/8 B Dawk (4¾L) 6/4F - -
16 Apr 22 Kee Keeneland 8.5f Fs 3yG3 8-6 4/11 Tawny Port (3½L) 19/2 - -
9 Apr 22 Kee Keeneland 9f St 3yG1 8-11 7/11 Zandon (11½L) 133/10 - 92
26 Feb 22 Oak Oaklawn Park 8.5f Fs 3yG2 8-5 2/11 Un Ojo (½L) 158/10 - 102
28 Nov 21 Chu Churchill Downs 7f Fs 2y 8-7 5/11 Surfer Dude (5¾L) 36/1 - -
Verdict

ANNAPOLIS looks the answer. He's a well-bred colt who has shown himself to be well up to this sort of level.

Verdict silk image
Annapolis

Betting Forecast:

9/4 Annapolis,

3/1 Nations Pride,

9/2 Stone Age,

8/1 Royal Patronage,

10/1 Classic Causeway,

14/1 Emmanuel,

16/1 Sy Dog,

Ethereal Road,

25/1 Main Event,

Grand Sonata,

Stolen Base

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