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Nutella Fella rallies for 54-1 Hopeful shocker

September 4, 2023 0

Entering Monday trainer Gary Contessa had saddled just one winner all season, that being first-time starter Becky’s Joker ($44.40) in the Schuylerville (G3) on Saratoga‘s opening day card July 13. Contessa pulled off an even […]

Pirate breaks outside 10 Hopeful rivals

September 2, 2023 0

In a case of perhaps saving the best for last, the $300,000 Hopeful (G1) for two-year-olds has come up a fascinating end-of-meet feature on closing day of the Saratoga stand on Monday. Although the field […]

Forte splashes to Hopeful upset

September 5, 2022 0

Forte relished the slop on closing day of the Saratoga meet on Monday, rallying to defeat even-money favorite Gulfport in the $300,000 Hopeful S. (G1). Rating in fifth down the backside in the field of […]

Wit faces fresh challengers in Hopeful

September 3, 2021 0

Hopeful S. (G1) — Race 10 (5:38 p.m. ET) Wit has so far proven a class above the fellow juveniles he’s faced. The son of Practical Joke will face some fresh challengers, as well as […]