Temporary Saint is a recent refugee from the claming ranks but don’t hold that against him. This spring, in his third start of the year, he made the transition from $50,000 Bruce Levine claim to G3 winner, more significantly on this track, at today’s distance.
His pattern coming into this is almost identical and the five-year-old gelding has run well in several barns including his present one, David Jacobson’s. Coming back on short rest is a barn specialty and the gelding returns on eight days rest coming out off a rapidly run mile won by the talented, albeit enigmatic Bribon, in which he chased a strong pace while racing on the inside throughout. Significantly, he drops seven pounds off that effort and retains the aggressive Eddie Castro.
Taking Temporary Saint to win at 5-1 or greater and keying him in exactas with late developing four-year-old Solar Flare, shipping in for Larry Jones, and the super-sharp state-bred, Stud Muffin.
Running Totals: (310) 95-64-39. Total Dollar Return: $650.20 [win selections only]