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HHR’s 2 Year Old Stakes Watch-Law Enforcement Stakes

Law Enforcement Stakes at Saratoga

Sol the FreudToday in race 1 at Saratoga is the $100,000 Law Enforcement Stakes featuring New York bred 2 year olds set to travel 6 furlongs. I must admit that this race snuck up on me all at once. I woke up prepared to write this weekend’s races up for you guys only to realize I had totally overlooked the Law Enforcement Stakes! I’m going to give you a quicker recap than what I usually provide in hopes of getting this posted before the race. On a quick note, keep in mind that Irish Sweepstakes was an early scratch for the Law Enforcement stakes, so we won’t have to factor him in. So, with coffee in hand and post time quickly approaching, let’s see what we can find in this race!

2013 Law Enforcement Stakes

Double GoldSol the Freud is the 2 to 1 morning line favorite here. In his career debut he beat a field of 7 in a straight maiden 70k at Saratoga by 3 ¼ lengths. John Velazquez gets the mount here which is always a plus. There is no doubt that Sol the Freud will be a major factor in this race. Looking to give Sol the Freud some trouble is Double Gold. Double Gold won his debut at Saratoga in a straight maiden 70k by 1 ¾ lengths. He is showing some good works and has a great jockey/trainer combo in jockey Rosie Napravnik and trainer Steven Asmussen. Double Gold will also be a major threat in this race. I believe the value play in this one will be Ogermeister, though. Ogermeister has had three outings so far, running 15th in a field of 24 at Ascot in the Windsor Castle Stakes and 6th in the Saratoga Special. I believe that after his run at Ascot, he just wasn’t ready for the Saratoga Special, especially once Corfu set that blistering pace. OgermeisterI believe Ogermeister made a valiant effort and maintained the same speed figure he displayed in his maiden win (where he won by 6 lengths in a straight maiden 55k.) He is showing some good works as of late, including a 46 and 3 bullet on August 23rd and is ready for this race. Due to Joel Rosario’s recent injury, Jose Ortiz will be in the irons and ready to bring Ogermeister in for the win.

 

 

 

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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at HandicapHorseRacing.com and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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