11/21/2012 5:19PM

Aqueduct: Jacobson eyes Hamlet Stakes for Saginaw

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Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Saginaw is tied with four other horses for second-most wins for horses who have made at least one start in North America.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - When Saginaw beat Friend or Foe in Sunday's Fourstars Allstar Stakes, it was his ninth win from 12 starts this year. He is tied with four other horses - including My Wandy's Girl - for second-most wins for horses who have made at least one start in North America.

Clean Jean, a New York-bred based at Finger Lakes, leads all horses with 10 wins in 2012. Trainer David Jacobson said he is planning to run Saginaw in the $75,000 Hamlet Stakes here on Dec. 6. The Hamlet is run at six furlongs, a distance that is shorter than Saginaw's best.

Jacobson said he thought it was "unbelievable to beat Friend or Foe," a stakes-winning horse who was coming off 460-day layoff.

John Kimmel, the trainer of Friend or Foe, said his horse came out of the race in good order and would be shipped on Sunday to south Florida, where he would be pointed to the Hal's Hope on Jan. 13 at Gulfstream Park and then the Grade 1 Donn at Gulfstream on Feb. 9.

"I was happy," Kimmel said. "He's such a big horse, getting a race under his belt - a couple of races under his belt - are certainly going to help him. He certainly showed the desire and willingness to do it."

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
go Saginawe