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Pyro leads way in Crown-heavy Travers field

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Pyro and Macho Again will lead a 12-horse field Saturday in the $1-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

Pyro, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, drew the No. 11 post and was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite Wednesday, despite having finished second to Macho Again in the Jim Dandy Stakes on July 27.

Macho Again, trained by Dallas Stewart, drew the No. 5 post and will be ridden by Julien Leparoux. Macho Again is the 6-1 third choice behind both Pyro and 4-1 Harlem Rocker.

Eight of the 12 entered raced in at least one leg of the Triple Crown, including Belmont Stakes winner Da'Tara (8-1 odds, No. 3 post), trained by Nick Zito, and Derby and Belmont veteran Tale of Ekati (20-1, No. 1), trained by Barclay Tagg.

Saratoga: Tin Cup Chalice improved to 7-0, winning the $150,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds bred in New York by a head. It was the first sweep by a horse of the OTB Big Apple Triple, a series restricted to New York-breds that includes the Mike Lee Handicap at Belmont Park and the New York Derby at Finger Lakes.

Pyro leads way in Crown-heavy Travers field 08/20/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1:27pm]
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