Saturday, August 3, 2019 |
Wooderson rebounded in the Alydar S. rallying around the dar turn and finishing 2nd beaten a length by Tom's d'Etat at Saratoga on Friday afternoon VIDEO
Breaking from post position 1 of 9, Wooderson was away in good order and off the pace while John Velazquez looked to save ground early. Bent on making the lead, Tour de Force (3) and Javier Castellano blazed through an opening quarter mile in :22.90 as Wooderson found a good rhythm off the rail some eight lengths back.
Traveling well down the backstretch, Velazquez guided Wooderson outside Candygram (8) as the field approached the far turn. Rallying three-wide Wooderson looked to be moving very well passing several rivals with ease as they hit the top of the stretch. With their sights on Tom's d'Etat, Velazquez set Wooderson down for the stretch drive. Able to close the gap, Wooderson kicked on well but a sharp Tom's d'Etat proved too tough covering the distance in 1:47.45 CHART