Opportunity Knocks

- -

Edgar Prado can still be the right rider for your horse.

He didn’t say it, but trainer Tom Albertrani did after Prado rode Dogwood Stable’s Miss Frost to her second stakes win of the Saratoga meet in Friday’s $100,000 Riskaverse. Maybe neither needed to say it.

Anyone with a sense of what they watched unfold on the inner turf course could see as clear as the sky was blue for yet another day at Saratoga that Prado and the quirky daughter of Curlin are a good match. They made quick work of seven other 3-year-old fillies in the 1-mile stakes that seemed pretty analogous to her victory in the similar Tenski Stakes 18 days ago. Miss Frost did beat a completely different group this time, defeating Fashion Fund by 4 3/4 lengths in slightly faster time.

Prado rode her to both victories and those are his lone wins of the meet, a far cry from his meet-leading 46 wins when he collected his third Saratoga riding title in 2006.

To read the rest of the Riskaverse recap, download Saturday’s digital edition of The Saratoga Special presented by Keeneland Sales.