08/12/2016 10:56AM

Small changes for Recruiting Ready could add up to Saratoga Special win


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With a 3 1/2-length lead in midstretch, Recruiting Ready looked home free in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs last month. Whether it was Recruiting Ready lacking focus on the lead or jockey Edgar Prado riding overconfidently, Recruiting Ready was run down by Classic Empire and lost the Bashford Manor by three-quarters of a length while finishing nine lengths clear of the rest of the field.