My Jopia Gets Call in Thursday Spa Feature

The top seven finisher’s from the New York Stallion Series Cupecoy’s Joy all return in today’s feature at the Spa, the $100,000 New York Stallion Series, a one mile race on the inner turf.

The winner of the Cupecoy’s Joy was I Bet Toni Knows, who returned $17.20 for a $2 wager. Today the Eris Reed trainee is the 2-1 morning favorite in the field of ten.

Leading jockey Ramon Dominguez takes the call on My Jopia (6-1), who is coming off a sharp win against state bred first level allowance company and appears likely to offer more value for the top spot and gets the call today.

The ten race card at Saratoga gets underway with a first post of 1:00 ET.

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Thursday’s featured race of the day from Saratoga:

Saratoga Race 9 The NY Stallion Series (5:31 ET)

4 My Jopia   6-1

1 Why Take a Chance   3-1

10 I Bet Toni Knows   2-1

6 Manero   5-1

Analysis: My Jopia gets the call here as the first seven finishers of the New York Stallion Series Cupecoy's Joy return here but we will look in a different direction. Our top pick is returning off a three month break here, her last start a smart looking win versus state bred Alw-1 foes. The runner up in the race was Nice Stuff, who returned to beat state bred Alw-1 foes in her next start on May 19. Our top pick has enough pedigree to handle the stretch out to a mile and Ramon takes the call.

Why Take a Chance was fifth in the Cupecoy's Joy as the beaten favorite, and then came back to finish a game second last out going a mile on the main track. She set all the fractions and could not hold off the winner late. She ran well in a runner up finish versus starter optional claimers in her first start on turf, and despite the light turf pedigree we will give her another look here.

I Bet Toni Knows beat six of these in the Cupecoy's Joy, which was at seven furlongs and she looks more than capable of handling the extra furlong. She has won 3 of 6 in her career but she may end up getting a bit too much attention on the tote.


WIN: #4 to win at 4-1 or better.

EX: 1,4 / 1,4,6,10

TRI: 1,4 / 1,4,6,10 / 1,4,6,8,10

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