7th-BEL, $75,000, Alw
, NW1X, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:34 1/5, ft.SARATOGA SNACKS (r, 3, Tale Of The Cat--Near And Dear, by Red Ransom)
was seeking his fourth-straight victory, and was 4-1 while facing open company for the first time. Second first out at Saratoga last August, the bay returned at the end of the meet to don cap and gown by 2 3/4 lengths. He resurfaced to annex a first-level allowance here May 31, and was last seen overcoming some erratic behavior in the stretch to take a second-level test in the Saratoga slop Aug. 10. Sharing pacesetting duties in the early going, Saratoga Snacks got the jump on slow-starting Sir Bond (Street Sense) in the lane and was always doing enough to hold that one safe by four lengths at the wire. Graydar (Unbridled's Song), last seen cruising by 8 1/2 lengths with a 100 Beyer Speed Figure first out at Gulfstream in April, settled for third. The winner is a half to Rajman (Thunder Gulch), MGSP-Per. Sales history: $60,000 yrl '10 FTNAUG. Lifetime Record: 5-4-1-0, $149,600. Click for the brisnet.com chart or Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
O-August Dawn Farm. B-Mrs Gerald A Nielsen (NY). T-Gary Sciacca.