08/02/2014 6:35PM

Big Blue Kitten fires off long layoff in Lure

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Questions surrounded several contenders in a competitive edition of the $100,000 Lure Stakes at Saratoga - most notably favorite Big Blue Kitten, who was returning from a long layoff. Class proved out, as the multiple Grade 1 winner forged his way to the lead in the final strides for the score in his first start since finishing eighth in the Breeders' Cup Turf on Nov. 2.