The Grade I, American Pharoah Stakes will run as Race 8 on the Sept. 26 card at Saratoga Race Course.
The event for 2-year-olds will cover 1 1/16 miles and include names like Spielberg and Waspirant among the field of eight.
Here is a look at the top entrants set for the American Pharoah Stakes.
The leading runner coming into the race is SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables, Siena Farm and Robert Masterson’s Spielberg. The colt from Union Rags is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert.
He is still looking for his first victory. The colt has a career record of 0-2-0 from two starts and earnings of $61,000.
Those two runner-up efforts came in the Sept. 7 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity (G1) at Del Mar and an Aug. 8 maiden special weight race also at Del Mar, the latter resulting in an 85 Speed Figure.
Spielberg will break from post 5 under jockey Luis Saez.
Another top name among the field is Martin Wygod and Pam and Lessee Wygod’s Waspirant. Also a colt from Union Rags, he is trained by John Shirreffs.
He has a career record of 1-0-0 from two starts and earnings of $36,300.
Last time out, he scored an Aug. 29 maiden special weight race at Del Mar. Prior to that, he finished fourth in an Aug. 8 maiden special weight race also at Del Mar.
Waspirant will break from the outside post 8 under Umberto Rispoli.
Notable Exception, Get Her Number
Calumet Farm’s Notable Exception is another one to look out for. The son of Street Sense is trained by Jack Sisterson.
He is 1-0-0 from one start and has earnings of $19,400.
That one victory came in a Sept. 4 maiden special weight race at Arlington.
Notable Exception will break from post 4 under Abel Cedillo.
Gary Barber’s Get Her Number will also be joining the field. The son of Dialed In is trained by Peter Miller.
He has a career record of 1-0-0 from two starts and earnings of $39,000.
His most-recent run was a fourth-place finish in the Sept. 7 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes at Del Mar, which followed an Aug. 14 maiden special weight race at the track.
Get Her Number will break from post 6 under Flavien Prat.
The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Touchdown Brown (post 1, J. J. Hernandez), Rombauer (post 2, M. E. Smith), Dyn O Mite (post 3, V. Espinoza) and Weston (post 7, D. Van Dyke).
Spooky Express Free Pick – Spielberg
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