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2006 Whitney Handicap Weekend at Saratoga

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Swap Fliparoo wins the Test Stakes
Swap Fliparoo winning the 2006 Darley Test Stakes at Saratoga

Swap Fliparoo winning the 2006 Darley Test Stakes at Saratoga

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
The co-feature on Whitney day is the $250,000 Darley Test Stakes (G1), a 7 furlong sprint for 3 year old fillies. Mother Goose third place finisher Ready to Please was the 3-1 favorite in the field of 13, with Acorn runner-up Hello Liberty the 4-1 second choice, and Genuine Risk runner-up Swap Fliparoo at 6-1.

A fast early pace of 22.02 and 44.67 was set by 35-1 longshot Original Spin, loose on the lead with Misty Rosette giving chase. Original Spin looked set to steal the race on the front end at the 1/8 pole, but Swap Fliparoo was coming on late and easily passed the pacesetter with 70 yards to go to win by 2 lengths in 1:24.13. Favorite Ready to Please finished last.

Results chart from DRF

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