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03 September 2010

Sept 2 recap from the Spa

The headline of the day was Lisa's Booby Trap and her attempt to navigate the turf surface for the first time, Daily Racing Form did a great job of covering this race with three pages worth of write up on it. As for today's program, outside of race three where I am leaning towards putting some coin on Don't Forget Gil it looks like a day to use a dart board as a handicapping tool.

Race two started off the flats for the day and Wascally Wabbit is no longer a maiden, he took over at the half mile pole and held off Camillus Drive to win by three quarters of a length. The time on the race didn't come back to good though running a pedestrian 1:12.51. It will be interesting to see if there is a claiming race they can run this one back in or if they have to move up to allowance conditions.

Awesome Maria made a triumphant return to the races as the 7/5 favorite in the first division of the Riskaverse stakes. Awesome Maria was stakes placed against top filly Devil May Care last year on dirt and the ability she showed on turf certainly opens up many future spots that this horse can run in.

The other division of the Riskaverse featured Lisa's Booby Trap, after defeating rivals in her first four races by over 40 lengths she was entered on turf. In hindsight this was probably a bad decision, but it is nice to see the connections of a horse take a risk and see what their horse can do.

Much to my surprise there was a wire to wire winner in this race, on paper it looked like a race loaded with speed. Queen of the Creek proved me and a good percentage of the public wrong as she was never touched on the front end with her smallest margin in front being three lengths.

Weekend preview will be posted later in the day and possibly another photo essay/recap from today's events at Saratoga.

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