Americanrevolution added another impressive tally to his resume with a dominant score in the Albany. Riding the rail in fifth through a :23.49 opening quarter, the chestnut maintained that position as Bobby Bo put up a :47.33 half-mile. Taking closer order on the backstretch run, Americanrevolution ranged up to confront the leader turning for home and the pair battled to the wire with Americanrevolution drawing clear late to win. Bobby Bo held second and it was a long way back to third-place horse.
“I thought we would be a little closer to the pacesetter, but we got a little traffic and a little dirt around the turn,” said winning trainer Todd Pletcher. “He came away in good position turning up the backside and continued to improve his spot. It seemed like he was always traveling well.”
Fourth behind GI Haskell Invitational S. winner Mandaloun (Into Mischief) on debut against open company at Keeneland in October, he was transferred from trainer Rodolphe Brisset to New York-based Pletcher. Graduating by a neck in an Empire-bred event at Belmont June 20, he romped by 7 1/4 lengths when extended to two turns in the state-bred New York Derby at Finger Lakes July 19.
Polly Freeze is also responsible for the unraced juvenile colt Bold Journey (Hard Spun) and a yearling filly by Collected. She was bred to Frosted last spring. Polly Freeze is a half-sister to MGSW Gouldings Green (Charismatic) and SW Filare L'Oro (Hard Spun), dam of MGSW Silver Dust (Tapit) and GSP Forza Di Oro (Speightstown). Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
ALBANY S., $250,000, Saratoga, 8-27, (S), 3yo, 1 1/8m, 1:49.94, ft.
1–AMERICANREVOLUTION, 124, c, 3, by Constitution
1st Dam: Polly Freeze, by Super Saver
2nd Dam: Elusive Gold, by Strike the Gold
3rd Dam: Save My Soul, by I'ma Hell Raiser
($275,000 Ylg '19 SARAUG). O-CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm LLC;
B-Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (NY); T-Todd A.
Pletcher; J-Luis Saez. $137,500. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0,
2–Bobby Bo, 118, c, 3, Speightster–Auspicious, by Indian
Charlie. ($110,000 Ylg '19 SARAUG; $1,100,000 RNA 2yo '20
OBSAPR). O-Little Red Feather Racing; B-Danzel Brendemuehl
Classic Mares (NY); T-Bob Baffert. $50,000.
3–It's a Gamble, 124, c, 3, English Channel–Yes It's Pink, by Yes
It's True. O-Mr. Amore Stable; B-Ron Lombardi (NY); T-Kelly J.
Margins: 5, 11HF, HF. Odds: 0.70, 2.65, 24.00.
Also Ran: Our Man Mike, Anejo, Joey Loose Lips, It's Gravy, Bingo John. Scratched: Purple Hearted.