Saturday's 10th race (5:45pm ET) from Saratoga is the Grade 2 Jim Dandy for 3-year-olds traveling a mile and an eighth on the main track.
#1 ALPHA (5-2)
has only run two subpar races and both were under the Twin Spires in the G1 BC
Juvenile and G1 Ky Derby. He has fired Exacta shots in all 5 New York starts
including romping debut win here last year. He is working well for this and
projects a ground saving tactical trip under Dominguez.
#2 Fast Falcon (10-1)
is on the upswing for Zito and is bred to handle this trip.
#3 Atigun (8-1) is
going the right way for McPeek and fired a local bullet July 21.
#4 Neck ‘n
Neck (3-1) exits back-to-back facile scores at Churchill but he is 0-for-5 away
from that venue. Goncalves rides him well and a tactical trip is anticipated.
#7 Liaison (7-2) has done the bulk of his damage on synthetic and has not won
since the CashCall Futurity last year.
#6 Teeth of the Dog (5-1) has won two
straight including G2 Dwyer but he was always considered a second stringer to
stablemate Union Rags.
#5 My Adonis
(20-1) should show speed and #8 Prospective (15-1) seems like a Grade 3 type.
$36 to win #1
$1 Trifecta 1/2-3/ALL ($12)
$1 Trifecta 1/ALL/2-3 ($12)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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