08/26/2010 1:14PM

Saratoga: Sheppard exacta in Turf Writers Cup


  Sermon of Love (1st, $4.30) came from off the pace to win the New York Turf Writers Cup, running the 2 3/8 miles in 4:36.83 over a "good" turf course and thus becoming the 13th winner of the race for trainer Jonathan Sheppard.

  Sermon of Love, who won the Kiser Memorial earlier at the meet, is owned by William L. Pape.

  Pape and Sheppard have swept the four steeplechase races at Saratoga in 2010.

  Arcadius rallied from far back to complete the all-Sheppard exacta worth $14.40.

  Swagger Stick set the pace to the final fence and held third at 21-1.

  Divine Fortune, the A. P. Smithwick winner for Pape and Sheppard, finished fourth.