SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Off The Tracks took command from pacesetter Moment Is Right in the upper stretch and sprinted clear Friday to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, the traditional opening day feature at Saratoga Race Course.
Sent off at 8-1 in a field of eight 2-year-old fillies and ridden by Luis Saez, J. Stables' Off The Tracks ran six furlongs in 1:11.27 in her stakes debut and improved her record to 2-0. She won by 3 1/4 lengths and paid $19.60, $8.60 and $5.50.
Banree came on to finish second, returning $7.60 and $4.90. It was another 4 3/4 lengths back to Decked Out, who paid $3.50.
In the co-feature, Mrs McDougal charged down the middle of the turf course to catch Feathered and capture the Grade 2, $200,000 Lake George for 3-year-old fillies by a half-length.
Under Irad Ortiz Jr., Mrs McDougal hit the wire in 1:41.52 to give trainer Chad Brown his first victory in the 1 1/16-mile grass event. Feathered held on for second in a blanket finish, a nose ahead of Cara Marie with 2-1 favorite Partisan Politics another neck back.
Mrs McDougal paid $11, $5.10 and $4.10. Feathered returned $4.60 and $4, and Cara Marie paid $8.60.
The 40-day Saratoga meet runs through Labor Day.