Friday, August 23, 2013

The Wizard of Notts Recommends: Travers Stakes on Saturday August 24 2013 (NBC 4.00 EDT)

Stately Saratoga stages the traditional 3-y-o late summer highlight, the Travers Stakes on Saturday (NBC 4.00 EDT). Nine runners show up for the party, including Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness victor, Palace Malice. 

Neither are favoured though - Pletcher's Verrazano takes those honours. None of the Classic colts convince at the prices, so the Wizard rows in with the majestic colours of Sheikh Mohammed's Transparent, the rapid improver of the race, ridden by Ortiz. A massive price with the English books.


Bernardini is the sire of 2013 contender Romansh (20/1 in Britain)

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