The “speed” is the horse to beat in the 5-1/2 furlong Quick Call today at Saratoga. We think we have the horse right here.
Jack and Noah (1-1) but there should be more pressure Friday than he had to handle going 6 furlongs at Belmont Park. We’re not sure how the mini-turnback will affect this sprinter.
But we know it will help his stablemate Old Chestnut (6-1) because his best work has been done in shorter turf sprints like this one.
The race they came out of already produced a next out winner. ‘Chestnut’ was jammed slightly leaving the gate and lost early position, leaving him with too much to do.
He benefits from a four pound weight switch with his mate and the race which he appeared to need. He’s been trained aggressively since.
The Spa turf has been cutting down the speed and we’re hoping that trend continues here. We’re going for the gusto.
Taking Old Chestnut to win at 4-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with the favorite and the horse that split the Casse pair at Belmont, Turned Aside (2-1), who also will benefit from his last.