Two months after dueling in the June 5 Woody Stephens Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, 3-year-olds Drain the Clock and Jackie's Warrior square off again Aug. 1 in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
Shedaresthedevil tackles several Southern California graded stakes-winning distaffers in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar Aug. 1, a Breeders' Cup Challenge event for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1). View the full article
Battling back on the inside after being passed in early stretch by Special Reserve, Calumet Farm's Lexitonian stubbornly won the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course. View the full article
Lexitonian (h, 5, Speightstown–Riviera Romper, by Tapit), beaten just a nose in last summer's GI Bing Crosby S. at Del Mar, lit up Saturday's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at 34-1.
Drawn on the fence, he was hustled to the front by Jose Lezcano. The chestnut was pressed through an opening quarter of :22.04 and appeared to be in deep water as Special Reserve (Midshipman) loomed large at the top of the stretch and hit the front. Lexitonian never quit, however, and battled back gamely to turn that one back and win by a neck. The classy 8-year-old Whitmore (Pleasantly Perfect) was third.
Scratched at the gate in this race last year, Lexitonian finished second, beaten only a head, in the GI Churchill Downs S. May 1. He entered off a well-beaten sixth in the GI Metropolitan H. at Belmont June 5.
Lexitonian is the 22nd GISW for Speightstown and the 6th GISW out of a daughter of Tapit (Gran Alegria, Harvey's Lil Goil, Qafila, Halladay and Carta Embrujada).
Lifetime Record: 19-5-2-2.
O/B-Calumet Farm (Ky); T-Jack Sisterson.
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Selections for today’s meeting at Addington – August 1 – Sunday
Trottech Form Analyst
Race 1 12.40pm
8 Spot The Gamble 2 Musclynn 1 Instant Delight 10 Top Hat And Tails
Race 2 1.05pm
4 Miss Fiona 2 Mach’s Eliminator 6 Younggiftedandblack 7 Lil Ripper
Race 3 1.30pm
4 Get Up N Dance 1 Shards Fury 2 Rin Tin Tin 7 Four Starzz Shiraz
Race 4 1.55pm
4 Moody River 8 Rollyarrz 3 Rockin Va Va 6 All Together Now
Race 5 2.23pm
4 Don’t Write Me Off 3 Chal Be 5 Itz To The Macs 10 Woodlea Explorer
Race 6 2.58pm
10 Tiger Lou 3 Von Art 2 Fancy 9 Honour Before Glory
Race 7 3.29pm
3 Sugar Me 6 Somekindawonderful 2 Rockntommy Rulz 5 Champagneandwine
Race 8 3.54pm
6 Pro Surfer 10 The Naenae Express 8 Refine 9 Bossmaro
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