Saratoga Wagering: Stonestreet Stables Entry Betting Favorites in Spinaway

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Stonestreet Stables LLC owns the pair, Teen Pauline saddled by trainer Steve Asmussen and Dreaming of Julia sent out by the Spa’s leading trainer Todd Pletcher.

Teen Pauline set the track record at Saratoga for five furlongs in a smart looking maiden win in her debut, while Dreaming of Julia also broke her maiden in her debut as the heavy betting favorite.

Hall of fame trainer Bill Mott sends out Seasoned Warrior, the second choice on the morning line at 5-2.

The filly broke her maiden in her second career start, and will face winners here for the first time with Junior Alvarado getting the return call.

Completing the field is the Pletcher trained Conrail (12-1), Schuylerville (G3) winner So Many Ways (3-1), and the third and fifth place finishers from the Schuylerville Baby J (8-1) and Sweet Shirley Mae (15-1).

The co-feature on Sunday’s card is the $150,000 Saranac (G3) for three year olds going 1 1/8 mile son the inner turf course.

The race drew a field of ten plus one main track only entrant. The Graham Motion trained Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.

The colt is coming off a runner up finish in the Virginia Derby (G2) at Colonial Downs in his last outing on July 21.

Excaper (5-1) who ran second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)and recent Alw-1 winner ships in from Woodbine, and Hall of Fame (G2) winner Quick Wit (4-1) figure to take betting action.

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Let’s head out to Saratoga for Sunday’s featured race of the day:

Saratoga Race 10 The Spinaway G1 (5:56 ET)

1 Teen Pauline / 1a Dreaming of Julia   7-5

6 Seasoned Warrior   5-2

3 So Many Ways   3-1

5 Baby J   8-1

Analysis: Teen Pauline was a very impressive maiden winner in her debut, setting a track record for five furlongs and earning the top last out speed fig in the effort. The runner up My Happy Face came out of the race to graduate in her next outing on Aug. 31 here. She draws the rail and there are a couple of others that have some early zip. Leparoux needs to get this gal in a good position early. She is out of the stakes winner Effectual ($109K) who has dropped one other foal to race, 5 for 6 No La Hace ($72K).  Her entrymate Dreaming of Julia took the field gate to wire to break her maiden in her debut by 10 1/2 lengths as the heavy chalk. Word has it she may not go, but she fits here if she moves forward off her debut and the Pletcher barn’s juveniles have really been firing at the meet.

Seasoned Warrior was a game second behind Baby J in her debut and came back with a smart looking maiden score in her second career start, drawing clear to win by 3 3/4 lengths. The filly came back with a bullet drill or the Mott barn that brings them along slower than most and this gal appears to still have plenty of upside. She is out of the stakes winner Saiorise ($503K) who has dropped three other winners including a couple of stakes winners, top earner Hide and Chic ($442K).

So Many Ways took the field gate to wire to break her maiden in her debut at Philly, and then last out came from off the pace to win the Schuylerville (G3) here on opening day. The extra furlong here should suit and she should get some pace in front of her here.


WIN: #1 to win at 7-5 or better.

EX: 1,6 / 1,3,6

TRI: no play


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