Steven Crist

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Format: 2014-08-21
Mon Aug 18
2014
Steven Crist
2:15 pm: Welcome to today's unscheduled, abbreviated blog. Day 28 was supposed to be a day off, but the $71k pick-6 carryover proved too tempting. (Day 28? The meeting ends two weeks from today? Is it me, or is it just flying by?)
Sun Aug 17
2014
Steven Crist
Sun Aug 17
2014
Steven Crist
Categories: Handicapping Columns, Amira's Prince
Sunday’s Grade 1 Sword Dancer at 1 1/2 miles on the turf drew a field of seven, and six of them fit pretty neatly into one of two categories: three obvious favorites and three obvious tosses.
Sat Aug 16
2014
Steven Crist
12:05 pm: Happy Alabama/Arlington Million Day. Saratoga has two graded stakes on the Saturday program: The G2 Lake Placid, which has scratched down to a field of four 3-year-old fillies, and the G1 Alabama, where CCA Oaks winner Stopchargingmaria looms a heavy favorite in a tepid field.
Sat Aug 16
2014
Steven Crist
Categories: Handicapping Columns, sTOPCHARGINGMARIA
At first glance, the field for Saturday’s Alabama Stakes appears to be a weak one at the mercy of Stopchargingmaria. After repeated glances, it still looks that way.