Saratoga Scouting Report: July 11-14, 2024

Key Races
Thursday | Schuylerville Stakes (2yo fillies)
Friday | Coronation Cup (3yo filly turf sprint), Wilton (3yo fillies)
Saturday | G1 Diana (f&m turf), G3 Kelso (turf mile), G3 Sanford (2yo)
Sunday | Quick Call (turf sprint)

Thursday | ’23 G1 Preakness runner-up Blazing Sevens (R9 allowance)
Friday | ’24 G1 Al Quoz Sprint runner-up Star of Mystery (R9 Coronation Cup)
Saturday: ’23 G2 Hall of Fame winner Carl Spackler (R2 G3 Kelso)
Saturday: ’23 G1 Diana winner Whitebeam (R10 G1 Diana)
Saturday: ’24 G1 Just a Game winner Chili Flag (R10 G1 Diana)
Saturday: ’24 G1 New York winner Didia (R10 G1 Diana)
Saturday: ’22 Queen’s Plate winner Moira (R10 G1 Diana)
Sunday: ’24 Palisades winner Fandom (probable, Quick Call Stakes TBD)

Extra Incentives
Daily | Late Pick 4 | 2 Million 1/ST Wager Rewards Points Hit & Split

Tracking the Trends
-- Favorites won 41.5% during opening week of the 2023 Saratoga meeting (32% year prior).
-- 4 of 41 winners were longshots at 20-1 or more during Saratoga ‘23 opening week.
-- 22 of 41 opening week ’23 Saratoga winners exited races in New York; 13 out of state; 6 first-time starters.
-- Trainer Linda Rice went 13: 5-4-1 during Saratoga’s opening week ’23 (4-4 with favorites).
-- The Ortiz Brothers both won a colony-best 7 races during Saratoga’s opening week ’23 while hitting 24-25% apiece.