We’re into Week 3 of the 2020 Saratoga Race Course meeting – and five issues of The Saratoga Special – and with it plenty of graduates of the Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour to keep tabs on heading toward the weekend.
The Stable Tour highlights the people and horses that make Saratoga special and this week’s update brings you horses we featured in 2019 and 2020 entered to run Thursday and Friday.
Majestic View: Race 2, 6 1/2-furlong $40,000 New York-bred maiden claiming. Colt by Majestic City looking to break his maiden in his third start. Has two works at Saratoga and finished eighth in his last start July 5.
John Kimmel in August 2019: “He’s about half-mile fit. I don’t know if he’s going to make the meet, but he’s on target to run in September.”
Rinaldi: Race 5, 1 1/16-mile New York-bred optional claimer on the turf. Dual New York Stallion Series stakes winner last seen finishing second in an allowance optional claiming at Belmont June 26.
Jim Bond in August 2019: “He’s been our key horse so far. He’s been a lot of fun… he seems to have a lot of talent.”
Mister Bobby: Race 7, 6 ½-furlong starter allowance. Finished second in an allowance at Belmont July 5. Broke his maiden here last summer via DQ.
Jim Bond in August 2019: (Avanti Stable) were kind enough to give us some horses to train, the first one was Mister Bobby. He was a little hard-headed the first start of his life so he got the ultimate equipment change, which always helps. He still wasn’t as good as I’d like him to be in the paddock but he got put up through a DQ. He was going by. He thinks he won, he did win, check is cashed.”
Polar Bear Pete: Race 7, 6 ½-furlong starter allowance. Coming off an eighth-place finish in a starter allowance here July 18. Broken Vow colt has one win in nine starts.
Eddie Barker in September 2019.
Goodbye Brockley: Race 8, 1 1/16-mile New York-bred optional claimer on the turf. Five-year-old daughter of Cosmonaut won an allowance at Gulfstream Park two races back and finished sixth in the Powder Break Stakes in her last start.
Phil Serpe in August 2019: “She won here last year and was competitive in open allowance races the rest of the year. She looks great…”
Short Pour: Race 8, 1 1/16-mile New York-bred optional on the turf. Two-time winning filly by The Factor finished second in an allowance June 19 at Belmont. Won an allowance last August at Saratoga.
Mark Hennig in August 2019.
Mary’s Girl: Race 8, 1 1/16-mile New York-bred optional on the turf. Clear Stars Stable and Rick Schosberg’s filly by Shanghai Bobby has won or been in the money in 13 of her 20 starts. Last win came in an allowance at Aqueduct Nov. 16.
Rick Schosberg in August 2019: “She’s got all her conditions, she chips away and has made a lot of money really. She’s got a wonderful personality.”
Pat On The Back: Race 9, John Morrissey Handicap. Grade 2 Kelso Handicap winner makes second start of 2020. Last ran in the Commentator Stakes, where he finished sixth.
Jeremiah Englehart in July 2020: “He’s back up here. We’re looking at the John Morrissey at the end of July.”
Boom Boom Kaboom: Race 10, 5 ½-furlong $40,000 New York-bred maiden claiming on the turf. Sixth in a maiden special weight at Belmont July 5.
George Weaver in August 2019: “He’s got some gas, he’s got some giddy up.”
Brickyard: Race 10, 5 ½-furlong $40,000 New York-bred maiden claimer on the turf. Making his first start since his debut at Saratoga last year. Last worked here July 22, breezing four furlongs in :50.49.
Peter Pugh in September 2019: “He’s OK, he’s coming around. It took him a while. He had a case of the slows but his last couple of works have been good so we’re going to go ahead and run him.”
Pacific Gale: Race 4, 6-furlong optional. Winner of the 2017 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park, the Flat Out mare was third in the Grade 3 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont in her last start.
John Kimmel in August 2019: “She’s super friendly, she’s like a pet. She’s beaten a lot of Grade 1 horses, but they haven’t let her win a graded race yet.”
Jewel Of Arabia: Race 8, 6-furlong New York-bred allowance. Three-year-old Daredevil filly broke her maiden last time out at Belmont July 10. Third in last year’s Stillwater Stakes at Saratoga.
Christophe Clement in August 2019.
Fly So Pretty: Race 9, Coronation Cup Stakes. Finished seventh in an allowance at Churchill Downs May 16. Homebred for Tracy Farmer won the Stewart Manor Stakes at Aqueduct Nov. 10.
Mark Casse in July 2019: “She’s pretty good…”
Karak: Race 9, Coronation Cup Stakes. Multiple stakes winning daughter of Karakontie makes her first Saratoga start for Breeze Easy. Finished third in an allowance at Churchill May 16.
Wesley Ward in July 2019: “She won nicely at Belmont and I’m pretty excited about her.”