08/28/2013 5:14PM

Saratoga: Nine enter Forego; seven set for Bernard Baruch

Justin N. Lane
Fast Bullet, who won the Grade 2 True North Handicap at Belmont Park in June in his most recent start, will run in Saturday's Grade 1 Forego.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A field of nine speedsters, including Fast Bullet and 2011 winner Jackson Bend, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s Grade 1 Forego.

Fast Bullet, who was sent to trainer D. Wayne Lukas from Bob Baffert only last week, will compete as part of an entry along with the Steve Asmussen-trained Justin Phillip in the seven-furlong Forego. Fast Bullet defeated Justin Phillip in the Grade 2 True North Handicap this summer at Belmont Park.

The remainder of the Forego lineup is Javerre, Sage Valley, Lea, Saratoga Snacks, Strapping Groom, and Golddigger’s Boy.

Za Approval and Silver Max head a group of seven turf specialists set to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch.

Za Approval has not started since finishing second in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 29. He had won three of his previous four starts, including a pair of Grade 3 races, to begin the campaign.

Silver Max will again try to carry his abundant speed from gate to wire in the Bernard Baruch, much in the same manner he won the Grade 3 Oceanport last month at Monmouth Park.

Turallure appears to be rounding back to his Grade 1 form of two years ago, when he won the Baruch by 2 1/4 widening lengths as a prelude to a victory in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile and near miss in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

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Joel Watson More than 1 year ago
DRF needs to police comments to get rid of the trash. It's their responsibility to stop this so we are not wasting time reading this crap! Come on DRF - get with it.
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Love silver Max like horse with speed on turf. Turf play so much to closer it good to see one go wire to wire.
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Ian More than 1 year ago
you should be banned from this website. I am getting tired of reading your stupid ads
UKISGREAT918 More than 1 year ago
Would would have thought that the top 2 finishers in the Travers would longhsots? 28-1, 31-1
Mike Rutledge More than 1 year ago
I had Moreno WPS.
UKISGREAT918 More than 1 year ago
@Jason It seems that longshots have been hitting at an abnormal pace and price, so do whatever your gut tells you too. Good Luck.
Jason Sikorski More than 1 year ago
What should we do with lea in this spot? I'm intrigued or am I just looking for a price?
Lawrence Macselwiney More than 1 year ago
I think you are on to something. I commented yesterday that she has a shot in here. She's 1 for 1 on dirt, albeit a sloppy track, but the cut back and she has some talent gives her a look. we could do worse.
Mark More than 1 year ago
Agree . Not to tough a spot to take a shot for sure.
Mike More than 1 year ago
Lea is a nice horse, but this seems like a stab to me. His slop win was on "off the turfer" against a weak group. I seriously doubt that he has the positional speed to stay close enough to this group. Plus, he's never run a figure anywhere near the Zayat entrants on any surface, regardless of which type of figure you use. I hope he runs well, but I really think they're just trying to avoid Wise Dan and explore other surface options.