Nick Shiambouros returns with two selections from the Wednesday card at beautiful Saratoga...
"This was her first start for trainer Christophe Clement, and is entitled to move forward"
Take the Backroads to relish turf
Take the Backroads should go close in this Maiden Special Weight on the turf course.
This filly finished a close second to Let's Be Clear in a similar event on the main track last month. She looked the likely winner inside the final furlong, but was collared close home by the game winner. This was an excellent effort, and should have more to offer. Her pedigree suggests the switch to turf will not pose a problem. Trainer Tom Amoss has had a fantastic start to the meeting, and the talented Tyler Gaffalione has the riding assignment. This is a competitive race so BSP is recommended.
Shamalamadingdong to graduate
Shamalamadingdong is my idea of the winner of this Maiden Special Weight on the main track.
This filly finished a close second to Pretty Clever in a similar event over seven furlongs at Belmont Park last month. She was caught in a furious speed duel, and was only just denied near the finish. The front two finished a mile ahead of the remainder. This was her first start for trainer Christophe Clement, and is entitled to move forward. Clement has had a fast start to the meeting with six winners in the bag. The shorter trip will suit, and should be forwardly placed with Manny Franco in the saddle. Anything around 3.259/4 will do.
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