Another Stakes Win for Saratoga Snacks
Talented performer Saratoga Snacks (4hTale of the Cat x Near and Dear, by Red Ransom) returned to top form to win the $250,000 Empire Classic Handicap at Belmont on the weekend. Prepared by Gary Sciacca, Saratoga Snacks stalked the lead and then surged clear to win the 1 and 1/8 mile event by three-quarters of a length as favourite. Saratoga Snacks has won seven races and placed three times from 10 starts earning $464,600 in prizemoney. A half-brother by top class sire Tale of the Cat to stakes-placed Rajman, Saratoga Snacks is raced by August Dawn Farm and is from Near and Dear, whose dam is a half-sister to Grade I winner Without Feathers.