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.
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.
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.
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.
Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 5
- 1 1/8m
- 3 yo
- 3:32 PM (local)
|1||1Extinct Charm (NY)||Dylan Davis||117||Bruce R. Brown||5/2|
|2||2Owner Gentleman (NY)||Manuel Franco||117||David G. Donk||12/1|
|3||3Jet Black (NY)||Jose L. Ortiz||117||Gary Sciacca||3/1|
|4||4Eden Ridge (NY)||Joel Rosario||117||Carlos F. Martin||10/1|
|5||5Celtic Chaos (NY)||Eric Cancel||117||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||8/1|
|6||6Hit It Once More (NY)||Kendrick Carmouche||124||Gary Sciacca||8/5|
|7||7Taoiseach (NY)||Angel S. Arroyo||117||James T. Ryerson||15/1|
Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 10
- 1 1/8m
- 3 yo Fillies
- 6:41 PM (local)
|1||1Frosty Margarita (NY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||124||Rudy R. Rodriguez||9/2|
|2||2Highway Star (NY)||Jomar Torres||119||Rodrigo A. Ubillo||8/1|
|3||3Riot Worthy (NY)||Joel Rosario||117||Charlton Baker||7/2|
|4||4Super Allison (NY)||Jacqueline A. Davis||124||Carlos F. Martin||5/1|
|5||5Super Surprise (NY)||John R. Velazquez||117||Todd A. Pletcher||5/2|
|6||6Mecke's Madalyn (NY)||Tammi Piermarini||117||Corby Caiazzo||12/1|
|7||7Melodic (NY)||Kendrick Carmouche||117||Leah Gyarmati||8/1|
|8||8Roman Ceres (NY)||Junior Alvarado||117||William I. Mott||10/1|
Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 1
- 6 1/2f
- 2 yo
- 1:00 PM (local)
|1||1Macho Miah (NY)||Manuel Franco||121||Jeremiah C. Englehart||12/1|
|2||2Tribecca (NY)||Kendrick Carmouche||121||Gary Sciacca||8/1|
|3||3Gold for the King (NY)||Jose L. Ortiz||121||Charlton Baker||7/2|
|4||4Bobby On Fleek (NY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||121||Chad C. Brown||8/5|
|5||5Syndergaard (NY)||John R. Velazquez||121||Todd A. Pletcher||6/5|
Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 9
- 1 1/16m
- Inner turf
- 3 yo's & up
- 6:03 PM (local)
|1||1Offering Plan (NY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||120||Chad C. Brown||5/2|
|2||2King Kreesa (NY)||Jose L. Ortiz||123||David G. Donk||7/2|
|3||3Tapitation (NY)||Joel Rosario||123||Ralph E. Nicks||4/1|
|4||4Kharafa (NY)||Joe Bravo||118||Timothy A. Hills||5/1|
|5||5Good Luck Gus (NY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||123||Rudy R. Rodriguez||2/1|
|6||6Harbor King (NY)||Florent Geroux||116||Richard Metivier||20/1|
|7||7Lubash (NY)||Junior Alvarado||120||Christophe Clement||8/1|
|8||8With Exultation (NY)||Manuel Franco||118||George Weaver||8/1|
|9||9Notacatbutallama (NY)||John R. Velazquez||118||Todd A. Pletcher||15/1|
|10||10Brother O'Connell (NY)||Javier Castellano||118||Thomas Morley||12/1|
Saratoga Race Course, Friday, August 26, 2016, Race 8
- 1 1/16m
- 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
- 5:25 PM (local)
|1||1Bar of Gold (NY)||Joel Rosario||116||John C. Kimmel||6/1|
|2||2Invading Humor (NY)||Jose Lezcano||120||Bruce N. Levine||8/1|
|3||3Old Harbor (NY)||Daniel Centeno||118||Russell J. Cash||12/1|
|4||4Flipcup (NY)||Junior Alvarado||116||William I. Mott||8/1|
|5||5Jc's Shooting Star (NY)||Manuel Franco||116||David G. Donk||15/1|
|6||6Carameaway (NY)||Pablo Fragoso||116||Mitchell E. Friedman||30/1|
|7||7The Tea Cups (NY)||Luis Saez||123||Jeremiah C. Englehart||9/2|
|8||8Sheriffa (NY)||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||116||Linda Rice||20/1|
|9||9Selenite (NY)||John R. Velazquez||118||David G. Donk||6/1|
|10||10Neck of the Moon (NY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||118||Chad C. Brown||3/1|
|11||11Distorted Beauty (NY)||Jose L. Ortiz||118||Bruce N. Levine||12/1|
|12||12Freudie Anne (NY)||Feargal Lynch||118||Thomas Morley||20/1|
|13||13Fourstar Crook (NY)||Javier Castellano||118||Chad C. Brown||7/2|
|14||14Maura's Pass (NY)||Florent Geroux||116||Jason Servis||12/1|
|15||15C d'Cat (NY)||Kendrick Carmouche||116||Joe Sharp||12/1|