Ticker
  • Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 23 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 1 day ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 1 day ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 1 day ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cavorting (2-1) rolls late to get up in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 2 days ago

Stay Thirsty, Rule Share Woodward Bullet

Stay Thirsty (no. 9), ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by Todd Pletcher, wins the 142nd running of the grade 1 Travers Stakes for three year olds on August 27, 2011 at Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Bob Mayberger/Eclipse Sportswire)

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Grade 1 Woodward candidates Stay Thirsty and Rule to work five furlongs this morning in company for Saturday’s $750,000 race, with the pair firing a bullet 1:00.03 over the main track.

 

The move was the fastest of 23 at the distance for the duo, both coming off disappointing efforts in their most recent starts. WinStar Farm’s Rule was ninth behind Fort Larned in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 4, while Repole Stable’s Stay Thirsty was fifth in the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap on July 7 at Belmont Park.

 

“They both worked well; I’m happy with both of them,” said Pletcher. “It seemed Rule worked more along the lines of how he worked prior to [winning the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup] and the way he worked before he was third in the Woodward last year. It seems like he’s ready to go.”

 

The trainer added that Stay Thirsty, who is 3-1-0 in four starts at the Spa, including victories in last year’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy and Grade 1 Travers, worked “as well as he’s ever worked.”

 

Saratogas leading rider, Ramon Dominguez, will ride Rule in the Woodward, said Pletcher, with Javier Castellano aboard Stay Thirsty. 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories