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Pharoah, outrageous longshot Frammento, Texas Red, Keen Ice.
Got Lucky
Nope. This one hurts my head. Good luck to this field.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I know :) So,I'll go with one I like. March. · 41 minutes ago
Private Zone. Huge ml odds on recent winners Den's Legacy, Falling Sky and Widcat Red. How about Private Zone over those three?
Longer shot Solid Appeal. Placed third in very fast Woodbine 9f.
Imagining -working well, hot jockey / trainer combo, gone the distance, knows the track, lots to like here. Twilight Eclipse -fast horse, gone the distance 9 times, graded stakes experience, hope Rosario gets it done. Red Rifle – the horses have all raced each other before, winner of his last 2, last win at Saratoga, Pletcher trained Just Missed – Flintshire watch out for those imports.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I picked Imagining for a contest. same distance and track reasons as yours. · 50 minutes ago
Mary Z. thankyou for the tip on Arlignton. "The Pizza Man".
1st - FROSTED 2nd - Keen Ice 3rd - Upstart 4th - Mid Ocean 5th - American Pharoah 6th - Frammento 7th - Smart Transition 8th - Texas Red 9th - Tale of Verve 10th - King of New York . Good night everyone , happy Travers day in 13 minutes . P. S . Got a new derby favorite , Simple Surprise ! Enjoy the 7 races tomorrow !
Hey ya'll, is it ok if FROSTED wins today?
Anything new on our precious Lady Eli? I hope she's still doing great ..
Doesn't get much love, when it comes to the upcoming Forego Stakes. His last race, you could put a line through it, because he had a bumping incident. Prior to that, he won 5-out of-6. He won the Oaklawn Handicap the same day as American Pharoah won the Arkansas Derby. They both ran the same distance at the Oaklawn track, and Race Day was .59 seconds faster than the media darling, AP. Great field, and he might get some decent odds. If this is to be American Pharoah's day, then the complement would have to be Race Day on Travers Race Day.
like to see a.p.in this one nice prep before his last race in nov
Foolish decision. He'll absorb an off the board beating when he could have been a winner of the Penn Derby.
I have heard the rumors that supposed to scratch in the Travers. I sure hope that those statment are not true. He stands an excellent chance to run 2nd. With Red and Frosted,to go along with Keen Ice. He will be going off at generous odds. Should presesnt nice value in the 2 spot.
what a field too bad no shared belief
On Saturday, Flintshire becomes a G1 winner at 12f/2400 meters on 3 different continents after he wins the G1 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga. Book it.
Does anybody know her status?
Won this race last year with big payout. Have to include Falling Sky at the bottom of your SF. Go back and look what happened last year with Capo Bastone. It is an interesting race to to handi cap.
Here is the straight exacta AP over Texas Red. AP wins in 1:59.2. Texas Red is 7 back.

Meet Andrew Champagne


A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.

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