- Having a busy end-of-week with little time to post, and other than Lava Man's retirement, not much going on anyhoo. So, DiscreetCat, picker of three winners in a row on this site, gets the front page today:
Saratoga - Race 2I'll just add that Pletcher, who got his second first-out juvenile winner of the meet with Double Domino on Wednesday, has the 3-1 ML favorite with the debuting Keep'em Movin Dan, a $875K son of Distorted Humor, and a half to stakes winning Quiet Cash.
#8 Valiancy (7/2 ml)
Second-time starter for Asmussen finished a late-running second in his Churchill debut after a slow start, finishing 3 lengths clear of the remaining 8 horses. Comes into this race off a heads-up drill with stakes-winning barnmate Noonmark, and Asmussen has already won with a couple of second-time starters at the meet (3 if you count Jardin in the Adirondack Stakes). Today's rider Bridgmohan was aboard both second-time maiden winners, btw. One of those (Cognito) was shipping in off a second-place finish @ Churchill, just like this one.
As long as I'm having readers provide the content, Glimmerglass checks in on Zappa taking the Cougar Handicap at Del Mar, and gaining a spot alongside the sacred how-dare-I-attack Evening Attire in the BC Marathon.