Weekly jockey review, 7/24/19; Saez is sharp at Saratoga, Monmouth

The Saratoga and Del Mar summer meets are in full swing, and FanXT has the highlights from last week at these circuits covered below. Haskell weekend at Monmouth Park will also be discussed. Saratoga Jose Ortiz won eight times at “The Spa” last week to take the lead in the Saratoga jockey standings. Among his…

Guarana stands out in re-scheduled CCA Oaks

The Grade I, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks will be renewed this Sunday at Saratoga after Saturday’s program was postponed due to extreme heat. Despite the lofty stature of this 1 1/8-mile race, just five horses are entered. That is due in part to the daunting presence of GUARANA, a convincing winner in Belmont’s Grade…

Salty can give Gaffalione his first Grade I in the Alabama

The Grade I, $600,000 Alabama Stakes for three-year-old fillies is the feature at Saratoga this Saturday. A field of nine will be asked to go 1 1/4-miles on the main track in Race 9 of 10 on the day. Post time for the Alabama, which could go a long way in deciding the three-year-old filly…

Abel Tasman, Salty to renew rivalry in Coaching Club American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks is the Sunday feature at Saratoga. The 1 1/8th-mile dirt heat attracted seven accomplished three-year-old fillies, including Kentucky Oaks and Acorn winner ABEL TASMAN. The CCA Oaks goes as Race 10 on an 11-race program; estimated post time is 6:18 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part…

Tempting longshots highlight Travers undercard at Saratoga

There are a total of six Grade I stakes on the Saturday card at Saratoga, which is headlined by the Travers Stakes for three-year-olds. The Travers will be covered in a different article; this is a preview of three of the races on Saturday that will have major implications in the division standings, as well…

Songbird primed for Saratoga glory in CCA Oaks

The Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks is the centerpiece of this year’s opening Sunday card at Saratoga, and it does not lack star power. #1 SONGBIRD (4-5, morning-line favorite) is seeking her ninth straight win after starting her career 8-for-8 with seven stakes triumphs. Standing in her way are just four other fillies, headed…