Updated on 09/16/2011 7:54AM

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Jerry Bailey is off to a tremendous start at Saratoga, winning 15 races the first week of the meet, including four stakes.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - You's electrifying nose victory over Carson Hollow in Saturday's Test Stakes - and specifically Jerry Bailey's ride - was still the buzz of the Saratoga backstretch Sunday morning.

"It was the greatest ride I ever saw in my life,' said trainer Tom Voss as he approached You's trainer, Bobby Frankel, on horseback Sunday morning.

"`I've never had so many people come up to me and say that's the greatest race they ever saw,' Frankel said. "I'm just thankful I was involved in that on the winning side. People have been telling me it was better than Sunday Silence-Easy Goer and Affirmed-Alydar.'

Frankel was also thankful to have Bailey, who won Saturday's Grade 2 Diana Handicap for Frankel aboard Tates Creek, and on Sunday rode Tates Creek's 3-year-old sister, Sightseek, to a victory in her career debut.

So grateful was Frankel that on Sunday morning he named Bailey to ride Medaglia d'Oro, the Belmont Stakes runner-up, in this Sunday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes.

"Can you guess who's riding Medaglia d'Oro now?' Frankel said. "I was going to wait to see how the jocks did for me this weekend. It's a no-brainer now. Bailey rides him. He's got to be one of the best riders of all time.'

Bailey, 44, won four races on both Saturday and Sunday and swept the three weekend stakes. Add the fact that he won his final two rides Friday - including the Bernard Baruch Handicap - and he was on a 10-for-16 roll entering Monday's card. He has won four of the six stakes in which he has ridden at this meet and finished second in the Sanford. In just his stakes races, Bailey's mounts have earned $720,000.

After going 3 for 7 Monday, Bailey finished the first week with 15 wins, nine ahead of second-place Jorge Chavez and Jose Santos, and is on pace to break the single-meet record of 55 wins he set last year.

Bailey's victory aboard Dancethruthedawn in Sunday's Grade 1 Go for Wand Handicap came on Jerry Bailey Bobble Head Doll Day.

"It's kind of neat,' Bailey said. "After all I've done, I didn't make it in my 9-year-old son [Justin's] eyes until I had a bobblehead doll named after me.'

For all of Bailey's heroics, it was his ride aboard You that will last in the memory banks. You needed every ounce of Bailey's savvy and skill to overcome a slow start and a bump at the top of the stretch to rally up the rail and nip the pace-setting Carson Hollow on the wire.

You was last out of the gate while Carson Hollow, under John Velazquez, shot out on top and raced uncontested through fractions of 21.60 seconds and 44.27. Bailey got You back into contention down the backside, but was shuffled back to last entering the turn when he got caught behind a tiring Short Note.

Bailey guided You outside of Short Note around the turn and was following Jorge Chavez aboard Spring Meadow. Approaching the quarter pole, Bailey decided to go for a hole on the inside and Chavez had that same thought. Bailey beat Chavez to the hole, but Spring Meadow did brush with You straightening away for home.

"What you can't see - but what I can feel - is her rear got knocked out as soon as Chavez made contact turning for home,' Bailey said. "To [You's] credit, she was up full blast again in one stride.'

Bailey persevered with You along the rail, hitting her twice right-handed and then twice left-handed in tight quarters. As much credit as others gave Bailey, the jockey gave to You.

"Probably the worst-case scenario I could have imagined was being last going into the turn,' Bailey said. "I knew I couldn't circle the field. I had to find some crease to get through, and I did. But you got to have a horse that's willing, that's got a little gear to get there first of all and that's willing to fight her way through, and she really was. You've got to give the filly a lot of credit.'

And according to Frankel, you've got to give You an Eclipse Award as the 3-year-old filly champion. You has won four Grade 1 races this year from seven furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. Last year, Xtra Heat was voted 3-year-old filly champion winning only a single Grade 1 and not winning beyond seven furlongs.

"Just mail it in,' Frankel said of the Eclipse ballots.

Frankel said You came out of the race surprisingly well. He said is toying with the idea of running You in the 10-furlong Alabama on Aug. 17 rather than the seven-furlong Ballerina on Aug. 25.

"The Alabama might be an easier race on her,' Frankel said. "She might just go to the front and never look back. She might not want to go that far, but her class might carry her that far.'

And so might her rider.

Tates Creek wins Diana by a bob

Tates Creek, with Bailey up, won a head bob over Voodoo Dancer to take the $500,000 Diana by a nose. It was one length back to Snow Dance in third.

"I won it by the bobble of a head," joked Bailey, whose likeness was the subject of a bobble head doll giveaway here Sunday.

Bailey gave Tates Creek a super ground-saving trip down the backside, guided her off the hedge entering the far turn, and made a run at pacesetting Babae turning for home. Tates Creek took over from Babae leaving the furlong marker and just had just enough to hold off Voodoo Dancer, the 3-2 favorite.

Tates Creek, a Juddmonte Farms homebred daughter of Rahy, covered the nine furlongs in 1:48.00 and returned $9.30 as the second choice.

"She's the kind of filly that you can use her a couple of times to get position and hold her position, it's not like she's one run from out of the back which makes it easier for me," Bailey said. "She reached down turning for home, and she gave it a little bit more because that filly I think maybe got a nostril in front at one point."

Voodoo Dancer, under Jose Santos, raced three wide down the backside and around the turn and had every chance to run down Tates Creek in the stretch. Though she poked a nose in front in deep stretch, she came up on the wrong end of the bob.