Technical Analysis

Once Again, Chad Brown is Loaded for the Diana

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - It is pretty much impossible to overstate just how invested trainer Chad Brown is in the Diana S., the first Grade I of the Saratoga season, which will be run on Saturday. Brown earned the first Grade I victory of his career when Zagora (Fr) (Green Tune) prevailed in 2011. He has won the race five more times, all in a row, for a stakes record six. He has entered the race for 13 consecutive years and had at least one horse in the top three...

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Tattersalls Graduates on a Tear at Saratoga

A win by Sifting Sands (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) last Sunday in Saratoga in the Better Talk Now S. continued a pattern that has been hard to miss this year. He became the seventh horse sold at a Tattersalls October Yearling sale to win a stakes race at the meet. One, Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), has won two graded stakes, the GII Lake Placid S. and the GIII Lake George S. Only one of the winners, State of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), is based in Europe. Five are trained by...

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Technical Analysis Headlines Lake Placid

Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) tops a six-horse renewal of Saratoga's GII Lake Placid S. Saturday. A second-out graduate at Aqueduct in November, the bay opened her 2021 account with an optional claimer win at Belmont Apr. 29. Sixth behind recent GIII Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. winner Con Lima (Commissioner) in Belmont's GIII Wonder Again S. June 3, the Klaravich runner rolled to victory in this venue's GIII Lake George S. last out July 23. "We're going in there getting her back to a mile and a sixteenth. She seems...

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Brown Seeks Fifth Lake George Win

Chad Brown has a strong chance at his fifth GIII Lake George S. win with a quartet of sophomore fillies. Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) looks to bounce back off a sixth in the GIII Wonder Again S. at Belmont June 3. Graduating at second asking at Aqueduct in November, the bay captured an optional claimer at Belmont Apr. 29 prior to the Wonder Again. Stablemate Minaun (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) has never been worse than second in her career. Graduating at second asking in the G3 Marble Hill S. in...

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Pletcher Double Tough in Wonder Again

Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher offers a two-pronged attack--Con Lima (Commisioner) and Jouster (Noble Mission {GB})--in Thursday's GIII Wonder Again S. at Belmont. Drawing the two hole in the nine-furlong event, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph Graffeo, Del Toro, Eric Nikolaus and Troy Johnson's Con Lima will attempt to collect her fourth stakes victory of the season after placing in a pair of blakc-type tests last term. The Texas-bred kicked off 2021 with a score in Gulfstream's one-mile Ginger Brew S. Jan. 2 before finishing runner-up to White Frost (Candy Ride...

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Kingman Filly Runs to Rising Stardom at Belmont

Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) made an impressive sophomore bow at Belmont Thursday to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star' for the Chad Brown barn. The Klaravich runner finished third to the re-opposing Island Treasure (Speightstown) on debut over a yielding course and distance Nov. 1 and broke through next out at Aqueduct Nov. 29. Breaking on top, the 4-5 favorite was overtaken by Caldee (More Than Ready), who shot off to a clear lead, leaving Technical Analysis in a ground-saving third. Biding her time through a half-mile in :48.23,...

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