The Adirondack Stakes is for two-year-old fillies going 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt at Saratoga. Last year’s winner Position Limit looked like a future monster, but due to an injury her career ended after that race. The most notable recent winner of the Adirondack is Octave who went on to win the Mother Goose and CCA Oaks as a three-year-old.
New Wave (Tale Of The Cat x Ecology by Unbridled’s Song) will break from the rail for trainer Rusty Arnold. The lass broke her maiden at first asking over the Poly Track at Arlington. The time wasn’t very fast, but the the top three were clearly best as only 2 ½ lengths separated them while it was 10 ½ back to fourth. She could be any kind, but others rate higher.
Bellecourt (Lion Heart x Gold Court by Strike The Gold) did a total 180 last out when she won by 6 ¼ lengths against statebred maidens over this track. Just like the rail horse, this filly could be anything. Eddie Castro is back up. Can’t criticize anyone for taking her, but I’ll go another way.
Mark Casse brings the speedy Funny Proposition (Medaglia D’oro x Humorous Miss by Distorted Humor) to this graded race. The filly scored wire to wire first out at Churchill Downs. She scorched the first fraction going in :21 1/5 and then :45 1/5 for the half mile before ending in 1:10 3/5 for six furlongs. She figures to be on the muscle from the beginning for jockey Shaun Bridgmahon.
John Velazquez put a great ride on Millionreasonswhy (Grand Slam x In Secure by AP Indy) to win the Matron last out. He dropped back to last and the filly made a furious rally to win by 2 lengths. Before that she broke her maiden from off the pace in a maiden race over a sloppy track at Colonial. The Sagamore Farm owned filly will get plenty of pace to chase and should be tough to hold off in the lane.
Steve Asmussen brings My Miss Aurelia (Smart Strike x My Miss Storm Cat by Sea Of Secrets). She looked like a push button horse in her debut over this track, sitting in second before taking over to win by a length when Julien Leperoux asked for her best run. Her win came against a good field and she could sit a perfect trip in this race. George Bolton and Stonestreet Stable have a serious runner on their hands with this lass.
Anna Sophia (Oasis Dream x Devout by Dehere) won by 3 in her debut at Belmont after a shaky beginning where she veered out at the break with Jose Lezcano in the irons. I’m not going to back her, but I will say she is better than she looks. She could be a nice value pick.
My top pick in the Adirondack Stakes will be My Miss Aurelia. I like that she has a win over the track and she should get first run on Funny Proposition. Hopefully money will come in on the Matron winner thus giving us a better price. For more Saratoga Picks click the link. Also, check out our Free Horse Racing Picks page.