12/05/2012 4:42PM

Aqueduct: Saratoga Snacks re-routed to Alex Robb Stakes

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Barbara D. Livingston
Saratoga Snacks (right), second in the Empire Classic, has recovered quickly from a recent foot problem.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Saratoga Snacks, sidelined recently due to a bruised foot, could return to the races in the $75,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes at Aqueduct on Dec. 26, trainer Gary Sciacca said.

Saratoga Snacks, a son of Tale of the Cat owned by former NFL coach Bill Parcells, was being pointed to the Grade 3 Discovery Handicap for 3-year-olds here on Nov. 17 but came out of a Nov. 6 workout with the foot problem.

Saratoga Snacks recently resumed serious training and is likely to breeze over the weekend, Sciacca said.

“He’s doing super,” Sciacca said.

Saratoga Snacks has won 4 of 6 starts and finished a solid second to Lunar Victory in the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park on Oct. 20. Prior to that, Saratoga Snacks had won four consecutive starts dating back to Sept. 3, 2011, at Saratoga.

In the Alex Robb, a 1 1/16-mile restricted to New York-breds, Saratoga Snacks is likely to face Saginaw, a winner of 9 of 12 starts this year.

Saginaw was being pointed to an overnight stakes here on Thursday that failed to fill.

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