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2015 Travers Stakes (G1)

Upstart Travers decision has to be agonizing for Violette

The fact of the matter is that Upstart could run a big race tomorrow at Saratoga, the same kind of performance that could easily see him in the winner...

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The fact of the matter is that Upstart could run a big race tomorrow at Saratoga, the same kind of performance that could easily see him in the winners’ circle of the Pennsylvania Derby, but still only finish fourth in the Travers. Or who knows, maybe the champ will not run his best, and it will be ...Read More
Here's how the race will play out....... AP will go out quickly to the lead and then throttle back to set slow or moderate fractions. Nobody else has the speed or willingness to challenge him early. Smart Transition will be a couple of lengths back in 2nd or 3rd place. At about the 7F point, Frosted and Texas Red will make a move in tandem from the middle/back of the field, pass a tiring Smart Transition at the head of the stretch and close to within a length of AP. VE will look back and see the challenge, tap AP, and AP will accelerate away to a 23 second final 2F and win by 5 lengths; leaving Frosted and TR to battle each other for second. Frosted will outlast TR and take 2nd by a half-length. A couple of lengths further back, a tiring Smart Transition will take 4th, barely holding off a closing Keen Ice. The others will be far back. Final time will be in the range of 2:01 to 2:02.
The official full race preview continues : Further back , is Frammento already 10 lengths off the lead, then King of New York to the outside of Keen Ice , and Tale of Verve is already about 20 lengths back! So down the backstretch they go, and Mid Ocean is in front , he's got American Pharoah pinned down at the rail in second . American Pharoah is going to try to get through that small opening on the rail. The pace has moderated , half up in 47 and 3. Then Smart Transition to the outside with Frosted , now that pair is within 2 1/2. Then Upstart down toward the fence , with Texas Red and Keen Ice . Frammento is in behind horses and needs somewhere to go, King of New York is still a dozen lengths behind, and Tale of Verve is way back there, he's still 5 lengths in dead last. Mid Ocean is in front and American Pharoah takes the lead! American Pharoah is in front as he approaches the half mile pole! Stay tuned for the dramatic final half mile of the Travers ! !!
As Triple Crown winner American Pharoah prepares for Saturday's Travers Stakes, the racing world should take time to appreciate his accomplishments.Read More
Here it is. The official race preview of the 2015 Travers Stakes . Upstart will participate in this race preview . Enjoy !!!! They're off in the Travers Stakes ! American Pharoah goes straight to the lead and Upstart had to check hard at the start . American Pharoah is in front . Here comes Mid Ocean on the outside to challenge him and these 2, the triple crown winner and the maiden head for the clubhouse turn . Smart Transition away 4 off the front . Then the trio of Upstart , Texas Red between horses and Frosted to the outside . They got a quarter in 23 flat, it's fast, and like the derby American Pharoah will let Mid Ocean take over. Stay tuned for more .
OK, let me come out for Tale of Verve to squeeeeeze in past TR and ruin everybody's Super... e.g. my SF (boxed and bowed), is Frosted, AP, KI, Tale of Verve!
Though pleased with how his horse is doing, trainer Rick Violette remains undecided whether to start Ralph Evans and WinStar Farm's Grade 2 winner Upstart in the Travers. Read More
QUOTE: "If your (shouldn't this be the more adult : you're) betting the race, your best play is the superfecta, as the pools will be huge!" In reality when 98.997% of the betting public hooks up the big favorite with the rest of the field, IT STILL WILL PAY NEXT TO NOTHING no matter the SIZE of said pool. Only way to make money here is if the favorite runs third, OR oddly, OUT altogether. Unless he breaks down or is pulled up, that is not likely to happen.
  • Anthony Lopez via Disqus · Best thing to bet on Travers day would be the all stakes pick-4's! Single Pharoah and hope for a longshot in the others!!! · 2 days ago
  • cugel the clever · In a race like this, the best saver bet is to put a $1 or $2 exacta box on the next two likeliest horses (IMHO Texas Red and Frosted). · 2 hours ago
nah its a cake walk they have zero chance to beat this guy! he looks better then ever and his last work sealed the deal.
When one understands the practical application of the numbers from certainty (1) to impossible (0), it is inherent to understand that these extremes are only terminal boundaries, NOT practical points of the probability spectrum.....No horse in any race EVER had zero chance to do anything.
The anticipation for this weekend’s 146th Travers Stakes is palpable as the racing world clamors to see the next chapter of the American Pharoah story. Saratoga Race Course will be the epicenter of the racing world on Saturday as the “Mid-Summer Derby” is part of an outstanding program which include...Read More
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  • zatt · I'm with you, Chip ... Top to bottom this field was fantastic. '87 was one of my favorite crops of three-year-olds of my lifetime. Few remember just how good Java Gold was that summer. · 1 day ago
  • Mike in SB · Great field but like you said the weather was terrible, I just wish it had been a fast track, although the winner was a good horse and might have won anyway, some including Alysheba in my opinion, didn't like the slop. · 22 hours ago
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The great thing about horse racing is that all arguments are settled at the cash window.
Congratulations on 8 in a row with American Pharoah. Saratoga might be his biggest challenge to date, and if not Beholder is right around the corner. Lets hook these two up and make some extraordinary horses when the racing is over in October!!! ( I'll call SHOTGUN...on first colt) LOL.
Three summers ago, Discreet Marq made her turf debut at Saratoga Race Course, and a beautiful grass career was born. In her most recent start at the Upstate New York racing mecca, the gorgeous, gray daughter of Discreet Cat went off as the favorite in a statebred stakes races, and yadda, yadda, yadd...Read More
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · She's been a great NY Mare on the circuit. Her little brother is already a stakes winner at the Spa at the young age of 2. Maybe he will have a similar race career.. · 7 hours ago
Donn Handicap winner Constitution works 5 Furlongs in 1.00.58, after the work, Todd Pletcher tells DRF's David Grening that Constitution will most likely return in the Lukas Classic at Chruchill Downs in mid September, according to DRF
All eyes will be on American Pharoah as he takes on Texas Red, Frosted, et al in the Travers, but the undercard for the big race is worth getting excited about, as well.Read More
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  • joeandmilly via Disqus · just an eye popping day. There really is a a lot of electricity in the air this card combined with American Pharoah in The Travers has very mucha Kentucky Derby/Breeders Cup type of fever in the air. · 1 day ago
  • jinlie01 · Personal Ensign - Untapable Ballerina - Unbridled Forever King's Bishop - Runhappy and Grand Bili Forego - Tamarkuz and Private Zone Sword Dancer - Messi and Guardini Ballston Spa - Dacita and New Providence · 1 day ago
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan headlines a list of 31 horses nominated to the Grade 1 $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, to be held Sunday, September 13, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Read More
Led by a police escort, saluted by fans during his trip and greeted by a throng of media and well-wishers, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga on Wednesday.Read More
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  • Mandy Nicole Traug via Disqus · I think if any horse could beat AP it would be Honor Code. · 1 day ago
  • lyconthrope · dont tht look like saddle sores in tht pic???? · 7 hours ago
American Pharoah / Frosted / Texas Red / Keen Ice / st8 saver, Frosted over Texas Red exacta with a 3/1 ratio yes I always have a saver except when it's a throwaway bet. Throwaway bet= either it wins or loses... example, Gangster $20.00 win/

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