08/16/2010 1:19PM

Saratoga: Kantharos wins Saratoga Special


  Kantharos (3rd, $2.30) bumped at the break with Bail Out the Cat, moved in tandem with that rival to blow right by early pacesetter Blue Right By, then pulled away in the final furlong to win the 105th running of the Saratoga Special by 7 1/4 lengths.

  Bail Out the Cat was second by 11 3/4 lengths over first-time starter Manchurian High, with Blue Right By another 9 1/2 lengths back in a strung-out field of four 2-yearr-olds.

  Kantharos, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Garrett Gomez, ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:18.63 over a sealed, muddy main track.

  Kantharos attracted $238,725 of the $263,903 place pool. There was no show wagering.