Saratoga: Brown outlines plans Alabama, Lake Placid winners

Saratoga: Brown outlines plans Alabama, Lake Placid winners
Photo: Gary Johnson / Eclipse Sportswire

Four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown expressed pride in the performance displayed by Klaravich Stables’ Randomized in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga, where she proved 1 1/4-mile capabilities in gate-to-wire fashion.

“It was a big question mark going a mile-and-a-quarter. I wasn’t sure,” Brown said. “But I’m so impressed that she was able to set strong fractions and kick on to get the distance. I was really blown away by the performance. My team did a good job in developing her. She ran her eyeballs out, so she’s getting some well-deserved rest right now.”

Randomized, by Nyquist, earned a career-high 98 Beyer Speed Figure according to Daily Racing Form from the four-length triumph over Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) winner Wet Paint. She set the tempo under jockey Joel Rosario.

Brown said the Cotillion (G1) on Sept. 23 at Parx Racing or the Spinster (G1) on Oct. 8 at Keeneland against older fillies and mares are under consideration.

“Everything is in play. It depends on how much recovery time she needs and how she’s doing,” Brown said. “I’m going to enjoy this, but I have no plans yet.”

Bred in Kentucky by Cove Springs, Randomized is out of the unraced Elusive Quality mare French Passport, a half-sister to graded stakes-winning millionaire Smooth Air and Grade 2 winner Overdriven. She was a $420,000 purchase at the Keeneland September yearling sale and is a direct descendant of reine-de-course mare Bold Irish.

Two races prior Brown visited the winner’s circle with Ran Jan Racing's Kentucky homebred Aspray, who captured the Lake Placid (G2) after finishing fourth in the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) on July 8.

The sophomore daughter of Quality Road earned a career-high 92 Beyer for the two-length triumph under Flavien Prat. She previously won the one-mile Hilltop two starts back on May 19 at Pimlico.

Brown said both Aspray and Surge Capacity will target the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) on Oct. 14 at Keeneland.

“I’m going to train her right up to the QEII, and I’ll do the same thing with Surge Capacity,” Brown said.

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