The Spa Spot: Morning Breeze
A day after an exciting Sword Dancer and a superb Alabama, a race that may be key to Questing winning the 3-year-old filly title, we move into Travers week. This is the most important stretch of every Saratoga season.
While this is pretty much a Travers seeking a star, sports fans are well aware that great things often happen when and where they are not expected. Numbers to remember this week: 2:01.29. Let's see if the Travers winner tops Questing's winning time in the Alabama.
There is a 10-race program today, with the Grade 2 Lake Placid as the feature. First post is at 1 p.m.
- This is the third merchandise giveaway day of the season. The prize for patrons while supplies last is a Saratoga pilsner glass.
- Centre Court, a homebred daughter of Let, who also was a winner at the Spa, will try to complete the Lake George-Lake Placid double for 3-year-old fillies on the grass. Centre Court took advantage while favored Stephanie's Kitten was dealing with traffic issues in the Lake George, and beat Better Lucky by a neck. Five of the six in the field ran in the Lake George. The newcomer is Disposablepleasure, who is a Grade 2 winner on dirt and is graded stakes placed three times. Looks to be a pretty competitive bunch.
- In the opener for 2-year-old maidens, Todd Pletcher has the Coolmore K-entry of Kansas and Kimono. Kansas ran a distant second in a maiden race on opening day to Kauai Katie, who won the Grade 2 Adirondack last Sunday. Kimono, a $550,000 purchase in March, is a daughter of Bernardini. She was a narrow second as the favorite in her debut on opening day.