Saratoga 2yos Analysis: Chad Brown On the Rise

The fourth weekend of the Saratoga meet featured a couple more graded stakes races for juveniles, including one that was essentially the definition of a closer-favoring race. The action kicked off on Saturday with the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II), a 6 ½-furlong sprint for fillies contested over a drying-out main track labeled “good.” The track was a bit tiresome as a result, so you can imagine what happened when race favorite Lyrical Lady and longshot Mucho Amor wound up [...]

Keying Lyrical Lady in the Adirondack Stakes

Three weeks ago, on opening day at Saratoga, a promising young filly won her debut by 5 ¾ lengths, leading from the start to prevail with authority. On Saturday, that filly—#3 Lyrical Lady—will attempt to take another big step and secure a graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. On paper, she certainly looks like the horse to beat. Trained by Steve Asmussen, who is off to a fantastic start at this Saratoga meet, Lyrical [...]