08/27/2015 11:27AM

Watchmaker: How I'd play Saratoga for Saturday, Aug. 29


Aside from the unfortunate too frequent complaint of burying a 2-year-old race with nine first-time starters in the pick five and early pick four by slotting it as race 4, Saturday’s card at Saratoga is tremendous. With six Grade 1 events plus a Grade 2, it truly is a card befitting the occasion of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah running in the Travers Stakes, the most important post-Triple Crown  race for 3-year-olds.