One for the Roses: Samraat, Uncle Sigh

Listen to Steve Haskin state the case for the rivalry of Samraat and Uncle Sigh.

Steve Haskin gives the compelling statistics of this dynamic duo that is shaping into a New York bred rivalry.

The battle of the New York-bred brawlers continued March 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack, with Len Riggio's undefeated Samraat edging Uncle Sigh to secure a hard-earned victory in the $500,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. II) and 50 points on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

The rivals first met in the Feb. 1 Withers Stakes (gr. III), when Samraat emerged victorious by a length. They had company for their rematch, as pacesetter In Trouble stayed gamely with them in an exciting three-horse battle down the length of the Gotham stretch.

One for the Roses: Samraat and Uncle Sigh