08/29/2014 1:03PM

Attractive matchup looming in Hopeful

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Following I Spent It’s victory in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special on Aug. 10, trainer Tony Dutrow’s initial inclination was to skip the Hopeful Stakes and give the colt more time ahead of the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont Park on Oct. 4.