Also included as probable for the Travers on a list released Aug. 22 by New York Racing Association stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes are Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) winner Coil and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) winner Stay Thirsty . Bowman's Causeway, J W Blue, Moonshine Mullin, Raison d'Etat , and Rattlesnake Bridge are also probable. Malibu Glow and Prayer for Relief are possible for the race.
In addition to the Travers, Byrne also released probable fields for all of the Travers Day stakes at Saratoga.
The Foxwoods King’s Bishop (gr. I) is expected to draw Caleb's Posse , Cool Blue Red Hot, Dominus , Flashpoint, Justin Phillip , Poseidon's Warrior , Runflatout, and Uncle Mo . Possible for the race are Bold Warrior, J J's Lucky Train , and Wine Police. Bob Baffert said The Factor would not make the race and instead stay in California for the Pat O'Brien (gr. I).
In the Victory Ride (gr. III), Funny Sunny is expected to meet Her Smile, Hot Summer, Jealous Girl, Maple Forest, Moon Buzz, Offlee Wicked, Roman Treasure, and Valiant Passion. A Z Warriorand Precious Soul are possible.
Both the Travers and the King’s Bishop will be shown live on NBC from 5-6 p.m. EDT as part of the “Summer at Saratoga” series broadcast nationally by the NBC Sports Group.