Red Rifle Must Hit Bull's-Eye in Sword Dancer
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saratoga's Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT)was pushed back from earlier in the meet to the stakes-packed Travers day program this year and has drawn a much better field than it has in years past. The 2015 renewal has an intriguing eight-horse field headed by Twin Creeks Racing Stables' homebred Red Rifle.

.Red Rifle, a 5-year-old Giant's Causeway gelding, won the Aug. 1 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles over rivals War Dancer and Imagining. The Todd Pletcher-trained runner has won seven of 19 starts and $696,306. The $1 million purse of the Aug. 29 Sword Dancer would clearly be his biggest payday.

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BH- Evan Hammonds, August, 26 2015

 Sword Dancer S. (gr. I)

Saratoga Race Course , Saturday, August 29, 2015, Race 10
PP Horse Jockey Weight Trainer
1 Imagining (KY) Irad Ortiz, Jr. 122 Claude R. McGaughey III
2 Flintshire (GB) Vincent Cheminaud 122 Andre Fabre
3 Fixador (BRZ) Junior Alvarado 116 Eduardo Caramori
4 Red Rifle (KY) Jose Ortiz 122 Todd A. Pletcher
5 Twilight Eclipse (KY) Joel Rosario 124 Thomas Albertrani
6 Messi (GER) John R. Velazquez 116 H. Graham Motion
7 Guardini (FR) Martin Harley 120 Paul Harley
8 War Dancer (KY) Jose Lezcano 118 William I. Mott


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