Three Echoes

Mentee Scratched From Sanford

Mentee (City of Light), the full-brother to champion Fierceness who was the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's GIII Sanford Stakes at Saratoga, has been scratched, owner Mike Repole posted on X early Saturday morning. "[Trainer] Todd [Pletcher] will be scratching Mentee from the Sanford," Repole posted. "This morning at 4:15, Mentee's temperature was checked and unfortunately he has a fever of 102.2. This is very disappointing, but in this game it can always be a lot worse. I wish it would have been Todd or I with a 102.2 temperature...

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Saturday Preview: 'Red Hot' Chili Flag One Of Five Diana Chances For Brown

Chad Brown has won the GI Diana Stakes seven times in its last eight runnings and, well, the odds say that right about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, that will be eight out of the last nine. That's because the Mechanicville native will send out half of the 10 runners for the first elite-level contest of the Saratoga meeting. Strength, indeed, in numbers, but a quintet also not short on quality. Chili Flag (Fr) (Cityscape {GB}) is perhaps the antithetical European import for the barn in the sense that she required three...

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Echo Town's Three Echoes is Sire's First Winner in Churchill Graduation

2nd-Churchill Downs, $117,525, Msw, 5-24, 2yo, 5f, :58.09, gd, 3/4 length. THREE ECHOES (c, 2, Echo Town--Bayou Miss, by Dixie Union) broke outwardly and had to overcome a brief round of bumper cars but recovered well to track from third in this unveiling. Set on the inland route as the early leaders stayed together entering the home stretch, Three Echoes scraped the paint as he squeezed through a narrow opening passing the furlong pole, and had to muscle his way to racing room when brushing with Charlie Tolu (Cinco Charlie)....

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