Friday, July 27 2012
SARATOGA RACE COURSE NOTES: Thursday, July 26, 2012
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Todd Pletcher could have a pair of starters in the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap on August 4 as he has both WinStar Farm’s Rule and Mike Repole’s Caixa Eletronica under consideration for the 1 1/8-mile race.
The Whitney would be the second 2012 start for Rule, who returned from a nine-month layoff to defeat Flat Out by 1 ½ lengths in the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup on July 7. Last year at Saratoga, Rule won the Birdstone Stakes and was third behind Havre de Grace and Flat Out in the Grade 1 Woodward.
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