08/17/2013 2:40PM

Saratoga: King's Bishop next for Salutos Amigos

Shigeki Kikkawa
Salutos Amigos, here winning a maiden race, finished third in the Grade 2 Amsterdam.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Eric Guillot sent out his top 3-year-old sprinter Salutos Amigos to work five furlongs 1:02.52 at Saratoga early Saturday. The Grade 2-placed Salutos Amigos, who ran third in the Amsterdam earlier in the meet, broke off two lengths behind stablemate Crawford the Crook, an unraced 3-year-old, and pulled well clear in late stretch without being asked before galloping out six furlongs in 1:15.79.

“He got beat a jump and a half and needed the race in the Amsterdam, so we’re going to try them again in the King’s Bishop,” Guillot said of Salutos Amigos. “I’ve been fighting foot problems with this horse for six months, but I got his feet right now, and I think he’s going to run huge.”

Guillot will run Open Water in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign. A Grade 2 winner earlier this year at Hollywood Park, Open Water will return to the main track after finishing eighth in the grassy De La Rose on Aug. 3.

“It looks like it’s going to be a five-horse field, and if we can just run third with her it would look pretty good on her catalog page,” said Guillot.

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