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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Sadler Excited About Switch

There’s a picture of Switch in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, from her recent start in the Oct. 2 Lady’s Secret Stakes (gr. I). Actually, the picture is of Zenyatta, who is winning with her ears pricked, practically posing for the camera, jockey Mike Smith kissing her under the wire en route to her 19th straight victory.


Half a length behind her, Switch is bearing down – white-eyed, nostrils flared, hurtling. The 3-year-old filly’s general expression says something like this: What the heck just happened?


"We thought we’d run against the older mares because Zenyatta scares a lot of horses out of the race," trainer John Sadler said of his Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) contender. "So it’s going to be a small field and you’re running in a grade I. We thought we’d take our chance in there and she ran really, really well. We’re really proud of her."

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She'll be good going shorter distances... she's not a router at heart. She looked good this weekend with probably a bit of an early move as she did shorten stride late. Definitely one to contend with all year.
If Switch stays healthy, she'll will be the ladies Champion next year. Ultra impressive in the La Brea. I also like her ability to switch gears. Trust me this horse is a freak. I must say John Sadler is sitting on some very good horses right now with Switch, Sidney's Candy, and Twirling Candy. And I can't think of a better pilot for these horses than standout jockey Joel Rosario.
Now you don't have to be concerned anymore...eh?
Switch showed a very bright turn of foot in the 2010 Lady's Secret Handicap at Hollywood Park. She made Zenyatta have to shift a gear, and come get her. She also beaten Blind Luck in the G2 Hollywood Oaks as well. My only concern about Switch is how well will she run on conventional dirt? Because to date, certainly her best and brightest performances have come over the synthetic tracks of California.

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