Also set to run are Suave, winner of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. II), and Sun King, who finished second in both the Metropolitan and Whitney Handicaps (both gr. I). Flower Alley finished seventh in the Whitney. Sun King's trainer Nick Zito is also likely to saddle Andromeda's Hero and possibly Wanderin Boy. Rounding out the field are Premium Tap, Papi Chullo, Second of June, and Wild Desert. The last three winners of the Woodward have gone on to earn Horse of the Year honors. The Zito-trained Commentator, who won a minor stakes race at Belmont last month in his first effort in seven months, heads the Forego, a seven-furlong contest. Expected to challenge Commentator is War Front, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II). Other likely starters include Awesome Twist, Greeley's Galaxy, Nightmare Affair, Pomeroy, and Silver Wagon. Listed as possible starters are Judiths Wild Rush, Mister Fotis, and Swingforthefences.
Hosting from Saratoga will be Kenny Mayne, joined by analysts Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss and reporter Jeannine Edwards.