But you’d have to see a replay of the effort made by three-year-old Offhand Remark (5-1). You can count on limited figures the numbers of races won from an extreme outside post going a mile at Saratoga, especially without working out a trip where you can save ground for a significant portion of the race.
Not only did this filly not save ground but she was stalked the slow pace while four wide every step of the way and kicked home to win, racing a final quarter in less than 23 seconds. That takes talent no matter how slow the fractions. Here she finds a race light on early speed, has an inside draw in the bulky field and attracts Johnny V., this year the best turf rider in New York.
And while her figures are not as fast as her main rivals, she’s never taken a backward step in her career, either on dirt or turf, over which she‘s 2-for-2 including one over Belmont ground.
Taking Offhand Remark to win at 4-1 or greater and keying her first and second in trifectas with Blitzen Too (3-1) One In a Romp (6-1), Boxitup (5-1) and Absolute Heaven (4-1), plus an exacta box with Absolute Heaven.
Running Totals: (275) 84-55-32. Total Dollar Return: $504.20 [win selections only]