07/31/2014 1:24PM

Bakken taking a chance in Vanderbilt Handicap


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Bakken may be short on experience, but he’s definitely long on talent, and trainer Chad Brown believes that’s enough to beat a solid field of sprinters in Saturday’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap. The Grade 1 Vanderbilt will be decided at six furlongs and drew a solid field that includes likely favorite Happy My Way, 2013 runner-up Bahamian Squall, and last year’s King’s Bishop winner, Capo Bastone. Also entered are multiple graded winners Palace and Falling Sky.