08/30/2010 5:09PM

Saratoga: Fiddlers Patriot sets course record


  Making his first start since Jan. 2 and his first on turf, Fiddlers Patriot (8th, $14.20) wired a second-level allowance and set a course record of 1:00.59 for 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon turf, eclipsing Lady Rizzi's 2008 mark of 1:00.66.

  Fiddlers Patriot, trained by George Weaver and ridden by Javier Castellano, survived an objection by Eibar Coa on runner-up finisher Goodandacceptable for alleged interference turning for home.

  Favorites have been blanked through the first four legs of the pick-6, raising a strong possibility of a double carryover into Wednesday.