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Last updated Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Palace Malice Has Final Tune-Up

Palace Malice made a surprise visit to the main track Saturday morning at Saratoga, breezing five furlongs in :59 4/5. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez was aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher.

After recording the third swiftest of 49 drills on the morning, the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner galloped out willingly around the clubhouse turn.

"I called an audible," Pletcher said. "He was going to work tomorrow, but I didn't like the (weather) forecast. It was a little, little dicey. It could start raining early tomorrow morning, and I didn't want to take a chance of working on a sealed racetrack or off racetrack. We moved it up one day in perfect conditions, and I'm glad I did. He worked great, and I can sleep tonight."

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, a 4-year-old son of champion Curlin  , is undefeated in four starts this year. The winner of the Jim Dandy (gr. II) last year and fourth in the Travers (gr. I), the bay colt has worked five times at Saratoga in preparation for the Whitney.

Palace Malice has six graded stakes victories in his career, including last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) . Pletcher would love to add the Whitney, one of the most prestigious races for older horses in the country, to his resume.

"It's a huge race," Pletcher said. "The horse is doing fantastic. He's off to a great start this year, and we're just hoping for more of the same from him. He's been super consistent and impressive. We know he likes Saratoga from the way he ran here the last two years, so we're excited about the Whitney."

The Whitney will be shown live on NBC on August 2 with coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST.

At Saratoga, he will train daily at 6:30 a.m., but will breeze weekly at 8:45 a.m.

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Mack Miller WINS at Saratoga

In a race run over a muddy track, Mack Miller settled into third just two lengths behind the leaders for the first half-mile.  He patiently waited for a path to open and when it did, Mack Miller showed great determination going on to win by a neck in this starter allowance.  Mack Miller earned $33,000 and he is trained by Gary Contessa.

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Upcoming Entries

None Like Nolan will run Thursday, July 31, in the second race at Saratoga.  This is a maiden special weight going one mile and one eighth at 1:00 p.m.

All Tied Up will run Friday, August 1, in the fourth race at Saratoga going one mile and one-eighth at 2:34 p.m.  This is an allowance race.

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NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll -

July 28, 2014

Week 16 of the 2014 NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), covering racing performances through July 27. Current Horse of the Year ranking of the Top Thoroughbred on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1 basis with first place votes in parentheses, 2014 record and total points. Poll Concludes Monday, Nov. 3. A-S: Age-Sex, Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare, R-ridgling.

HORSE

A-S

STATS

PTS

PVS

 

Palace Malice (32)

4-C

4-4-0-0

373

1

 

Wise Dan (5)

7-G

2-2-0-0

323

2

 

California Chrome (1)

3-C

6-5-0-0

283

3

 

Close Hatches

4-F

3-3-0-0

200

5

 

Game On Dude

7-G

4-1-1-0

132

6

 

Bayern

3-C

7-4-1-1

126

31

 

Shared Belief

3-C

2-2-0-0

109

7

 

Wicked Strong

3-C

6-2-0-0

98

27

 

Untapable

3-F

5-4-0-0

85

4

 

Lea

5-H

2-2-0-0

71

8

 

 

Other horses receiving votes:

Will Take Charge (66), Tonalist (60), Moonshine Mullin (44), Obviously (28), Majestic Harbor (20), Princess Of Sylmar (14), Real Solution (10), Somali Lemonade (7), Coffee Clique (6), Departing (5), Room Service (5), Main Sequence (4), Stopchargingmaria (4), Beholder (3), Clearly Now (3), Fed Biz (3), Tom's Tribute (3), Imagining (2), Mr Speaker (2), Belle Gallantey (1)

 

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Newsletter Update

Our Dogwood Newsletter has been very popular, it seems.  For some years, we published it three or four times a year.  Since we have merged with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and have greatly reduced by attrition the number of horses in the Dogwood roster, we have not tried to publish a newsletter.  However, we think we will do one by the end of the year.  Its publication date is undetermined, but we look forward to putting one together and sending it out to our partners and friends.  In the meantime, thanks to those of you who have made complimentary remarks about it and have asked when they will see the next one.

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