Sisterson Can Add to Grade I Grab in Bruce D.


Tango Tango Tango | Coady


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL–Since going out on his own in 2018, trainer Jack Sisterson has sent out the winners of eight graded races. Remarkably, fully 50% of those have come in Grade I company and he can up that tally should Tango Tango Tango (Tourist) get the job done in Saturday's GI Bruce D. S. (formerly Secretariat S.) at Arlington.

Third from a pair of tries on the dirt to begin his career, the $35,000 Keeneland September graduate finished runner-up trying the grass for the first time at Ellis Park July 27, a race that went on to produce no fewer than four next-out winners. That number includes Tango Tango Tango, who settled just off the early pace in this track's American Derby July 17 and finished best of all to score by two lengths. The bay, whose sire was second in the 2014 Secretariat S. over a mile and a quarter, should be prominent from his low draw beneath Declan Cannon.

Point Me By (Point of Entry) overcame a high draw and wide trip to break his maiden at first asking going 5 1/2 furlongs at Churchill June 20 and enters the Bruce D. off an allowance fourth at Saratoga July 15 in which he rallied strongly from last in the final furlong to round out the superfecta.

Like A Saltshaker (Peace and Justice) was second to recent NY Stallion S. hero Step Dancer (War Dancer) in the 2020 Awad S. while under the care of trainer Adam Rice. He has finished second in his two starts for Larry Rivelli, but gets back on the grass and stretches back out to a route of ground with some longshot appeal.

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