08/22/2010 3:53PM

SARATOGA: Wet track, big payoffs


The off track is starting to yield some nice payoffs as Heavenly Blaze, Cave's Valley and first time starter Linear Motion have all returned double digits winning races five through seven.  Linear Motion rallied from off the pace to hand pace setting firster For Wes a real heartbreaking setback, getting up in the final jump to eek out a nose victory in the mid-level maiden claimer for state bred 2-year-olds. A rare win at this meet for Jose Lezcano, the promising young rider who had only four victories to his credit entering today's card.

The Rick Violette trained Aquino draws in off the also eligible last and is the 2-1 favorite with two m inutes to go until race eight, the first of three straight grass races that have been switched to the sloppy main track to conclude the card.