Well, no Grade 1s on the Spa turf today. In fact, no graded races at all, but a competitive listed turf sprint that appears to be another good betting race. And we’re going for the gusto with an Ian Wilkes charge.
The Galway Stakes, named for a lovely rural town about 30 minutes north of Saratoga, has drawn a dozen turf sprinters with lots of early speed signed on–in the PPs anyway.
And that should suit Bohemian Bourbon (8-1) very nicely. Drawn toward the outside suits her late kick style, and she has more tactical gas than appears on paper.
Coming off a tough trip, ‘Bourbon’ is reunited with winning partner Julien Leparoux. She should get comfortable stalking position off the early speedsters in this field of 12, show her late kick when set.
It’s a very competitive heat and she will have to be at her best. But her best should do, and the price rates to be square.
Taking Bohemian Bourbon to win, no lower than 5-1, please, and we’ll box an exacta with Chelsea Cloisters (6-1), who seems to be rounding back into top form the the live team of Wesley Ward and Jose Ortiz.
YESTERDAY: Well, we’re not quite ready to call Got Stormy (won $12.00) the second coming of Tepin yet, but that potential certainly is there. Becoming the first filly to win the Fourstardave, while coming back in a week, is quite a trick. And we loved the way she danced her way back to the barn afterward.