Macho Uno returns to the races Wednesday at Saratoga.

Macho Uno returns to the races Wednesday at Saratoga.

Barbara D. Livingston

Macho Uno's Return, Schuylerville Top Spa Opener

The return to competition of 2000 champion 2-year-old Macho Uno and the grade II Schuylerville for juvenile fillies highlight Wednesday's opening-day card at historic Saratoga Racecourse in upstate New York.

Macho Uno, a son of Holy Bull whose three wins from four starts earned him an Eclipse Award, has drawn post position 1 in the eighth race, a $47,000 conditioned allowance test for 3-year-olds and up. Macho Uno, who will be ridden by Jerry Bailey for trainer Joe Orseno, will carry 116 pounds as he faces eight other horses in the seven-furlong race.

The race that follows Macho Uno's return is the Schuylerville, which will be contested by eight 2-year-old fillies. The field for the six furlong race with a $100,000-added purse is:

1--Touch Love, 119, Jorge Chavez
2--V V S Flawless, 117, Richard Migliore
3--Baby Nance, 117, Edgar Prado
4--Lost Expectations, 117, Jose Ferrer
5--Lakeside Cup, 117, Pat Day
6--Savannah Bayou, 117, Jerry Bailey
7--Self Rising, 117, John R. Velazquez
8--I Will Survive, 117, Mark Guidry