Majestic Warrior, saddled by Saratoga’s leading trainer Bill Mott, broke awkwardly from the gate, spotted the field a few strides, and then raced back to capture the $250,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in electrifying fashion.
In the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I), Midnight Lute took the lead rounding the turn of the seven-furlong test and rolled to his first grade I win by more than two lengths under substitute rider Shaun Bridgmohan.
Under the seasoned hands of Eibar Coa, Mission Approved took an early lead and then found more in the final furlong, holding on for a shocking three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT).