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Saratoga Stack 8.25.23
Made some memories but no Monday on Thursday
This will be a brief Saratoga Stack today as we prepare for a huge Travers Saturday.
Our Two-Minute Pick from Thursday, Weyhill Road, was a solid 5-1 in the finale Thursday. Showed speed but was no factor in the lane. Maybe a cutback next time for this $1.6 million dollar purchase.
By the time they opened the gates, it had been pouring for a good 15 minutes. The winner, Toofareastiswest, looked like a freak in the stretch and loved the wet turf.
The winner of the Grade 2 Ballston Spa Presented by Mohegan Sun…well I would never have bet Evvie Jets in that spot. That was something. As Chuck Simon wrote today, hell of a training job to get this horse to rate and make that one run.
A day we lost at the windows, but still can call it a winning day.
Huge thanks to Brad, Zak and the entire Mohegan Sun team for hosting us in the 1863 Club for the day.
My boys got to meet Tom Durkin. They got to joke with Frank Mirahmadi in his announcer’s booth. They got to hang in the paddock for the feature. They got to eat a small mountain of very good cookies. Just an awesome day.
Race 5 is just a $75K claimer but it feels like the best betting race of the day. It’s out Two-Minute Pick Presented by NYRA Bets.
In an effort to get things set for Saturday - and even the NY Bred card Sunday - I’m pulling up here for Friday.
In the Personal Ensign, I’ll start the Two-Day Pick 6 with both #5 Nest and #1 Idiomatic. Just those two. Rooting for Nest but could see where Idiomatic goes gate to wire.
Good luck if you’re playing. Comment below with ideas.
Back tomorrow for a big Travers Day.