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2012 Spinaway and Saranac

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Unbridled Command wins the 2012 Saranac Stakes
Unbridled Command wins the 2012 Saranac Stakes at Saratoga

Unbridled Command wins the 2012 Saranac Stakes at Saratoga

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
September 2, 2012

Immediately before the Spinaway, a field of 10 three-year-olds contested the $150,000 Saranac Stakes (G3) at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf course. Lucky Chappy was sent off as the 6-5 favorite off a second place finish in the Virginia Derby (G2). In to challenge him included 9-2 second choice and Hall of Fame (G2) winner Quick Wit, and 6-2 third choice Excaper, winner of an allowance at Woodbine after finishing second in the Toronto Cup.

11-1 Skyring was sent to a clear lead first time by and he set fractions of 22.51, 46.35, 1:10.80, and 1:34.84 over the firm course while as many as 8 lengths clear of the rest of the field led by 16-1 Spring to the Sky. At the top of the stretch, 10-1 Unbridled Command, fifth early, moved up to challenge, and after battling through the final furlong, pushed ahead to win by 1/2 a length in 1:46.54. It was just a length back from Skyring to late-running favorite Lucky Chappy third.

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