Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wildcat Red Impresses in Saratoga Breeze



Wildcat Red breezed five furlongs in  59.3 seconds at Saratoga  Race Course this  morning, said  is trainer Jose Garoffalo.

"They said he's looking good," Garoffalo said.   "We're feeling good about  the race. It  is a nice distance  for  him."

Wildcat Red  is  in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for next Saturday's $750,000 Forego Stakes (Grade 1) at seven furlongs.

Garoffalo was at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.  He said he will fly to Saratoga on Tuesday.

Entries will  be  drawn Wednesday afternoon for  the Forego and  Saturday's other races on  a card that will be topped by the 1 1/4 mile Travers (Grade 1)  for 3-year-olds.

Jose Lezcano rode the 4-year-old Wildcat  Red  this morning and will have  the mount in the Forego.

Paco Lopez rode Wildcat  Red in  his  last  race–a win  n the six furlong Teddy Drone  Stakes  on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.  Garoffalo  had  been  planning to have Lopez ride Wildcat Red in the Forego.

"But Paco has  commitments at Monmouth (next  Saturday), " Garoffalo  said.
The Big Beast,  Private Zone and Bourbon  Courage are among  other horses listed as probables for  the Forego

Garoffalo will be hoping for a fast pace that could work in favor of  Wildcat Red,  whose future  is probably as a late-running  sprinter.

Gulfstream is Wildcat Red's home track.  Last year  at Gulfstream he won the 1 1/16  mile Fountain  of Youth (Grade 2) and finished second in the 11/8  mile Florida  Derby (Grade 1) 

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