Friday, August 9, 2013

It's All Dan in The 'Dave

Reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, will try for a repeat win in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap on Saturday and a win will keep his 7 race streak alive, a streak that began at Saratoga last year.

The 29 th running of the ‘Dave will be contested at a mile on the inner turf course.

Wise Dan, the gelded son of Wiseman’s Ferry, will break from the one hole and will have to tote 129 lbs on what will most certainly be a good-to-soft course.

He is giving an enormous amount of weight to the rest of the field; however, he appears to be thriving in the Spa environment. He is 3/5 on the morning line.

His 5 furlong turf breeze on July 27 at the Oklahoma turf track was sublime.
Watch it here.

And it should be noted (thanks to The Saratoga Special for this bit of info) that Wise Dan's regular exercise rider, who is aboard for this work, packs 152 with tack.

Don’t waste your time trying to beat the champ. Maybe take a look at Mr. Commons/Lea/Za Approval to fill out your exotics.