Tag Archives: Dylan Davis

Thin White Duke lands the Harvey Pack Stakes at Saratoga on 9-2-23

Saratoga 2023: Stakes Recaps for September 2 

By Jarrod Horak I did not have wagering success in the four stakes races at Saratoga on Saturday, Sept. 2, but I was pleased as a racing fan with one outcome in particular. The one performance that really stood out was Thin White Duke’s rallying win in the Harvey Pack Stakes. You cannot help but […]

Necromancer: Likely Ridden Too Aggressively Here

Broke slowly, but he is a deep closer so that didn’t seem to hurt his chances. The pace helped his chances, though, as he was making up ground around the far turn. However, he wasn’t aggressively ridden in the stretch with little traffic and just ran evenly. D. Davis rode him to a victory in […]

Orange Freeze: Trouble Out of Gate On Fast Track and Couldn’t Catch Up

Made her 2023 debut with first time blinkers and likely lost all chance at the start. She hopped a bit out of the gate, then was bumped on the left two strides out of the gate and then bumped to the right a stride later and was last entering the first turn. The turf course […]

Dashing Della: A Better Trip And More Experience Can Help

Was asked a tough question in her first start as a winner going from NY-bred $25,000 Maiden-Claimer to NY-bred NW1 Allowance, but didn’t run badly at all. She was in the five path up the backstretch and around the turn and she challenged the leader entering the stretch. The soph couldn’t compete in the late […]

American Hustle: May Have Needed This One To Improve.

Comebacker just never seemed comfortable while racing along the rail up the backstretch with a tracking trip. He tried to make a run midway around the turn, but lacked a punch in the stretch. The colt may have needed the race as well and maybe a midpack trip with clear sailing will help him move […]

Ginnsu Warrior: Switched Leads Near Wire and Can Improve

Showed a lot more early speed today in what may have been an experiment for his new barn. The gelding was four deep in a five horse battle for the lead up the backstretch. He took over the lead around the turn and was in between horses throughout the stretch. He was keeping up with […]

Mostly Harmless: Can Move Forward With More Early Speed

Is usually forwardly-placed, but was allowed to trail the field up the backstretch. She began her rally entering the stretch and looked like she had a shot at the win in midstretch, but flattened out late to finish 4th. Expect her to show more early speed and possibly move forward next time out. Next Upcoming […]

Thinking It Over: Trapped at 1/8 Pole and Best at 2 Turns

Not a bad effort for the comebacker as her and the rest of the field was no match for up-and-comer Grannys Connection. This filly chased the winner entering the stretch and was run down late for the second spot. Still, she can move forward with recency and against what may be a softer group for […]

Winning Connection: Can Improve With Fairer Track | Upcoming Race:Finger Lakes July 23, 2024

On a day where passing horses in the stretch was pretty tough, this guy found himself in the back of the pack early. He started to pick off runners entering the turn and just did get up for 2nd while no match for the winner. A fairer track and a better placing early might help […]

Motion to Strike: Run Down While on The Slower Inisde Rail But Fought Bravely

Yet another frontrunner that raced on the slower inside only to be run down by the outside closers in the stretch. The gelding really did fight on bravely in the stretch and was only passed with about 6-7 strides before the wire. A fairer track could help him show more stick in his next start. […]