Six Stakes Fill NY Showcase Day
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Hit it Once More won the 2016 New York Derby and highlights the Albany Stakes

More than 100 New York-breds have been entered for New York Showcase Day, Saratoga Race Course's all state-bred program, Aug 26 that includes six stakes worth $1.15 million.

Here is a quick rundown of the action:

Heading the field for the $250,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-old males is the Bill Parcells-owned Hit It Once More, a winner of three of his last four starts for trainer Gary Sciacca. Once under consideration for the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I), Hit It Once More enters the nine-furlong Albany off a 6 1/2-length victory in Finger Lakes' New York Derby July 23.

Also entering for Parcells' August Dawn Farm and Sciacca is Jet Black, who carries a 2-3-4 record from 10 starts into his stakes debut. Rounding out the field are New York Derby runner-up Extinct Charm, Owner Gentleman, Eden Ridge, Celtic Chaos, and Taoiseach.

For the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles, Repole Stable's Super Surprise, winner of last fall's Maid of the Mist Stakes at Belmont Park, steps back into stakes company after a victory in a six-furlong allowance race July 24 at the Spa.

"She's doing well and had a good comeback race," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "Now we're stretching her out and hopefully that prep race has got her fit enough to do that."

Frosty Margarita, the winner of the Maddie May and New York Stallion Series stakes, will depart from the rail for trainer Rudy Rodriguez.

Melodic, trainer Leah Gyarmati's Tale of the Cat   chestnut filly, also has a stakes victory on her resume with a three-length score in the Joseph A. Gimma Stakes last September.

Super Allison has won three of her past four starts, including Finger Lake's New York Oaks July 23. The Carlos Martin-trained daughter of classic winner Super Saver   will exit post 4 with jockey Jackie Davis.

Impressive first-out winners Bobby On Fleek and Syndergaard will face off in the third running in the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes for state-bred 2-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Louis Lazzinnaro's homebred Bobby on Fleek (by Frost Giant  ) will be making his first start since his six-length maiden-breaking victory July 9 at for trainer Chad Brown. Pletcher will saddle Syndergaard, who will have the services of John Velazquez from the outside post. The Majesticperfection   colt will look to back up his eye-catching Spa debut Aug. 8, where he posted a front-running three-length victory.

Seven juvenile fillies will each look to earn a stakes victory in the $200,000 Seeking the Ante Stakes. Entering the 6 1/2-furlong race for Pletcher and owner Barry K. Schwartz is Iron Mizz, who broke her maiden July 3 at Belmont and next finished second in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Also seeking their second victory are recent maiden winners Passportovictory, who won Aug. 4 at Saratoga for trainer Tom Morley; Code Red, who won her debut July 8 at Belmont for trainer Mike Hushion; and Twist 'n Shout for trainer George Weaver.

The $150,000 West Point presented by Trustco Bank Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf features a cast of familiar rivals, including King Kreesa, Kharafa, and Lubash.

King Kreesa, who enters off a fourth-place finish in Saturday's Fourstardave Stakes (gr. IT), won the 2014 edition of the West Point and was second by a length last year. Jose Ortiz rides from post 2.

Lubash, now 9, will be making his 50th career start and sixth appearance in the West Point, which he won in 2012 and 2015. The Christophe Clement trainee finished fourth in 2011 and 2013 and second in 2014.

Kharafa, who has earned nearly $1 million, enters off a second-place finish in Monmouth Park's Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT). The Timothy Hills-trained 7-year-old was third in his only West Point appearance in 2013, is seeking his first win since the last September's Ashley T. Cole Stakes at Belmont.

A full field of fillies and mares are slated to contest the $150,000 Yaddo Stakes  at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course. Headlining the field is Flipcup for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and Team Penney Racing. The 5-year-old multiple graded stakes winner will look to rebound from a fourth-place finish in the Aug. 15 Saratoga Dew Stakes.

Looking to get back on track for trainer John Kimmel and owners Mary and Chester Broman is Bar of Gold. Trying the turf for the first time, the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro will depart from the rail with Joel Rosario aboard.

Albany S.

Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 5
  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $250,000
  • 3 yo
  • 3:32 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Extinct Charm (NY)Dylan Davis117Bruce R. Brown5/2
22Owner Gentleman (NY)Manuel Franco117David G. Donk12/1
33Jet Black (NY)Jose L. Ortiz117Gary Sciacca3/1
44Eden Ridge (NY)Joel Rosario117Carlos F. Martin10/1
55Celtic Chaos (NY)Eric Cancel117Kiaran P. McLaughlin8/1
66Hit It Once More (NY)Kendrick Carmouche124Gary Sciacca8/5
77Taoiseach (NY)Angel S. Arroyo117James T. Ryerson15/1

Fleet Indian S.

Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 10
  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $200,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 6:41 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Frosty Margarita (NY)Irad Ortiz, Jr.124Rudy R. Rodriguez9/2
22Highway Star (NY)Jomar Torres119Rodrigo A. Ubillo8/1
33Riot Worthy (NY)Joel Rosario117Charlton Baker7/2
44Super Allison (NY)Jacqueline A. Davis124Carlos F. Martin5/1
55Super Surprise (NY)John R. Velazquez117Todd A. Pletcher5/2
66Mecke's Madalyn (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateTammi Piermarini117Corby Caiazzo12/1
77Melodic (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateKendrick Carmouche117Leah Gyarmati8/1
88Roman Ceres (NY)Junior Alvarado117William I. Mott10/1

Funny Cide S.

Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 1
  • STK
  • 6 1/2f
  • Dirt
  • $200,000
  • 2 yo
  • 1:00 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Macho Miah (NY)Manuel Franco121Jeremiah C. Englehart12/1
22Tribecca (NY)Kendrick Carmouche121Gary Sciacca8/1
33Gold for the King (NY)Jose L. Ortiz121Charlton Baker7/2
44Bobby On Fleek (NY)Irad Ortiz, Jr.121Chad C. Brown8/5
55Syndergaard (NY)John R. Velazquez121Todd A. Pletcher6/5

West Point S.

Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 9
  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Inner turf
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 6:03 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Offering Plan (NY)Irad Ortiz, Jr.120Chad C. Brown5/2
22King Kreesa (NY)Jose L. Ortiz123David G. Donk7/2
33Tapitation (NY)Joel Rosario123Ralph E. Nicks4/1
44Kharafa (NY)Joe Bravo118Timothy A. Hills5/1
55Good Luck Gus (NY)Irad Ortiz, Jr.123Rudy R. Rodriguez2/1
66Harbor King (NY)Florent Geroux116Richard Metivier20/1
77Lubash (NY)Junior Alvarado120Christophe Clement8/1
88With Exultation (NY)Manuel Franco118George Weaver8/1
99Notacatbutallama (NY)John R. Velazquez118Todd A. Pletcher15/1
1010Brother O'Connell (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJavier Castellano118Thomas Morley12/1

Yaddo S.

Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 8
  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 5:25 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Bar of Gold (NY)Joel Rosario116John C. Kimmel6/1
22Invading Humor (NY)Jose Lezcano120Bruce N. Levine8/1
33Old Harbor (NY)Daniel Centeno118Russell J. Cash12/1
44Flipcup (NY)Junior Alvarado116William I. Mott8/1
55Jc's Shooting Star (NY)Manuel Franco116David G. Donk15/1
66Carameaway (NY)Pablo Fragoso116Mitchell E. Friedman30/1
77The Tea Cups (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateLuis Saez123Jeremiah C. Englehart9/2
88Sheriffa (NY)Ricardo Santana, Jr.116Linda Rice20/1
99Selenite (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJohn R. Velazquez118David G. Donk6/1
1010Neck of the Moon (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateIrad Ortiz, Jr.118Chad C. Brown3/1
1111Distorted Beauty (NY)Jose L. Ortiz118Bruce N. Levine12/1
1212Freudie Anne (NY)Keeneland Sales GraduateFeargal Lynch118Thomas Morley20/1
1313Fourstar Crook (NY)Javier Castellano118Chad C. Brown7/2
1414Maura's Pass (NY)Florent Geroux116Jason Servis12/1
1515C d'Cat (NY)Kendrick Carmouche116Joe Sharp12/1

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