King's Bishop S. (gr. I)

(gr. I , 7f ,)

VALID VIDEO (DK B/ g, 121 lb) $120,000
Valid Wager —Miss Video , by Star Gallant
B—Casey Seaman, FL.; O—Mac Fehsenfeld; T—Dennis J. Manning

Great Notion (B h, 117 lb) $40,000
Elusive Quality —Evening Primrose , by Dayjur
B—Jayeff B Stables, KY.; O—Hamilton, Tommy and Bonnie; T—Darrin Miller

Ghostzapper (B h, 117 lb) $22,000
Awesome Again —Baby Zip , by Relaunch
B—Adena Springs, KY.; O—Stronach Stables; T—Robert J. Frankel

Margins: neck, neck, 1¾. Others: During 123($12,000) , Posse 123($6,000) , Eye of the Tiger 121 , Christine's Outlaw 117 , Zavata 123 , Private City 117 , Scrimshaw 123 , Midnight Charlie 119 , Halo Homewrecker 121 , Awesome Time 121 . Winning Jockey, Joe Bravo.

Trainer Dennis Manning broke his Saratoga maiden when Valid Video scored a neck victory in the Aug. 23 King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. The King’s Bishop was Mannings first visit to the Spa and his first victory as a trainer in grade I company.

Valid Video completed the seven-furlong distance in 1:22.14. Great Notion was second, with Ghostzapper a neck back in third. The favorite, Zavata, finished eighth in the 13-horse field.

Manning conditions Valid Video for Indiana resident Mac Fehsenfeld.

The trainer said Valid Video could be pointed toward the Oct. 25 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita. “I think that Mr. Fehsenfeld would want to take him to the Breeders’ Cup. He fires very well fresh. Maybe he deserves a chance.”

Before the King’s Bishop, Valid Video scored stakes wins in the Carry Back Stakes (gr. III), Ocala Stud Dash, and the OBS Sprint Stakes this year.

Paul Tinkle purchased Valid Video for $29,000 at the 2000 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s October mixed sale from the consignment of his breeder, Casey Seaman’s Crystal Eclipse Stable, agent.

Seaman bred Valid Video from the Star Gallant mare Miss Video, who he purchased (in foal to Is It True) for $11,500 at the 1995 Keeneland November mixed sale from the consignment of Walmac International, agent.

Crystal Eclipse Stable consigned Miss Video in foal to Deputy Commander to the 2001 OBS January mixed sale where she failed to meet her reserve and was bought back for $30,000.

Miss Video has a yearling Family Calling filly and foaled a Straight Man colt on March 31.

Valid Wager is the sire of Valid Video and six other added-money winners, including additional 2003 stakes winners Yo, Tonight’s Wager, and Wage a Penny. Valid Wager stands at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif. His 2003 fee was $7,500.—L.D.