Saratoga Race 8
The Better Talk Now
The pace of the race should be set by #7 Bulletin. The horses taking stalking roles should be #5 performer, #1 Front Run the Fed and #6 Regally Irish. The horse that has sown closing speed is #2 Our Briantrust
#7 Bulletin… listed jockey is winning at a 22% clip.
#4 Swamp Rat… horse has run in the money twice in four starts at Saratoga.
Another week ends at Saratoga and race eight is a mile on the turf stakes race, The Better Talk Now. Bulletin will be stretching out for Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano will be in the irons. Bulletin won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint last year and the stretch out should be a good effort, especially on the front end. Javier can potentially slow things down going two turns and run away from the group. Front Run the Fed is a deserving favorite for Chad Brown. Last time out, Front Run the Fed won an optional claimer by thirteen lengths sitting in a nice stalking role. A repeat effort should have the Brown runner a tough out. There is other speed in the race besides Bulletin to set the race up for Front Run the Fed and a 98 repeat figure will be tough for Bulletin to Hold off unless he runs a very slow half.