Slick Win for Saratoga Snacks

Tale of the Cat has been running hot with his juveniles this year with Saratoga Snacks (2c Tale of the Cat x Near and Dear, by Red Ransom) the latest to salute. Improving on his debut second, the Gary Sciacca trained colt settled third and finished off strongly under hard riding to win the six and a half furlong maiden by two and three-quarter lengths. A half-brother to stakes-placed Rajman, Saratoga Snacks is from Near and Dear, whose dam is a half-sister to Grade I winner Without Feathers. Tale of the Cat has had a dozen juvenile winners this year led by Overdriven and leads the US Sires of Two Year Olds by earnings.