Soft music for the leader of the group
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The leader of the group took the lead past First to Act at the top of the final straight, then won the battle to the finish line in the $135,000 Summer Colony Stakes, one of the co -Friday footage from Saratoga. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez’ victory earned him a hat-trick for the afternoon.
After being pushed back in front of the starting grid, the 4-year-old filly followed the pace set by Evoutante for the first six stages. Velazquez swung the Bandbox girl five wide in the stretch and joined the battle with First to Act and Spa’s top rider Irad Ortiz Jr..