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Aqueduct: Saratoga Snacks may get winter vacation
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – As good as Saratoga Snacks has been, trainer Gary Sciacca believes the best is yet to come for the New York-bred colt who on Wednesday won the Alex M. Robb Stakes at Aqueduct.
“I think he’s good enough to win some Grade 1 somewhere. I think he’s that good,” Sciacca said on a dreary Thursday morning at Belmont Park. “He does everything so easy. He does everything right. Look at yesterday, he just coasted around there. Ramon never asked him.”
Ramon Dominguez never resorted to the whip as he guided Saratoga Snacks to a front-running victory in the Robb, the colt’s fifth victory from seven career starts. Saratoga Snacks ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.21 and earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 99 after running back-to-back 98s.
It was the first stakes win for Sciacca in nearly six years and the first stakes victory for owner Bill Parcells, the legendary NFL coach who has won two Super Bowls. Parcells has owned horses on and off since the mid 1980s.
Though he hasn’t finalized plans with Parcells, Sciacca said he would prefer to give Saratoga Snacks the winter off and resume training in March.
“Any horse is going to need a breather along the line somewhere. Why not give it to him now?” Sciacca said. “He’s shown he’s a stakes winner. He’s shown he could go two turns. He could run anywhere. Let’s give him a break. I think he’ll mature great and be okay.”
u guys r missing the main pt. re sciaccas and y he makes money on his horses in spite of a bad hit rate his costs acquiring horses is very low ever notice his horses run for 2-3-4 years sometimes thats his secret formula he doesnt burn them out like everybody else if u dont change your underwear u better not get tire marks thats sciacca the guy is a genius u will make money on this guy-whats his roi
Sciacca is a good trainer although I would not go as far to say wins mean nothing (but your point is well taken). I remember a time when it was a good angle playing his turf runners at the Belmont Spring/Summer meet. It is a very tough game and there are a lot of good trainers out there who simply do not have the stock.
sciacca is a good trainer wins mean nothing he runs a low cost operation and doesnt change horses like the underwear man jacobsen-that guy spends alot of money;and belive me its only a matter of time it all blows up for him ill bet sciacca makes a nice profit on all his horses its not about wins its about total cost beiing lower than total revenue
This horse aint winning a Gr1 race. Stop the insanity. Last Sciacca horse that won a Gr1 was Saratoga Dew. Correct me if I'm wrong.
this horse can win a G1, but not with Syacca training him. This horse would improve 20L if Dicky D was training him. It's like a football coach. Do you want Lindy Infante or Bill Parcells running the show?
Happy to see that someone out there in the 'new' game still will give a horse a breather...
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