there was enough room for me inside."Santos, on Volponi, said, "He tried hard. We had no excuses. I was going to sit behind (Spruce Run), but that horse got out and I decided to take the lead. He was game."Trained by Bill Mott, Startac relaxed in fourth for most of the trip as Volponi, the 4-5 favorite, set the fractions under slight pressure from Spruce Run and El Gran Papa. Bailey found room along the hedge and Startac responded to win by 3/4-length.Startac was a troubled fifth in the Sword Dancer (gr. IT) in his most recent race."We're delighted," said Mott. "Sounds like everything went according to plan. He had some tough trips over the summer."Startac paid $6.50, $2.80 and $21.0. Volponi returned $2.30 and $2.10. Dr. Kashnikow paid $2.10 for the show.