08/28/2013 4:14PM

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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