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AUGUST 8
2020

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RUNNER // RECORD LAST 5 RACES

TRAVERS STAKES PREVIEW SHOW

Eddie Olczyk  &  Jeff Siegel

TRAVERS STAKES PREVIEW

AUGUST 6.2020 1/ST BET STUDIO

Jeff Siegel and Eddie Olczyk take a closer look at the many factors in play for this apparent East vs. West Coast showdown between Uncle Chuck and Tiz the Law and who could pose an upset threat in the G1 Runhappy Travers on Saturday.

  1    FIRST LINE  //  1-3-2-4

M/L: 30-1     J: David Cohen

SARATOGA R4 REPLAY

JULY 29.2020 SARATOGA

Fresh off his only career victory July 29 in a Saratoga maiden race, brothers Orlando and Jonathan Noda leap this longshot into the big-time.

  2    COUNTRY GRAMMER  //  1-3-5-1-4

M/L: 6-1     J: Irad Ortiz Jr.

PETER PAN STAKES REPLAY

JULY 16.2020 SARATOGA

Saratoga’s July 16 Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes winner competes for Chad Brown, the four-time, reigning Eclipse Award winner as America’s top trainer.

  3    UNCLE CHUCK  //  1-1

M/L: 5-2     J: Luis Saez

LOS ALAMITOS DERBY REPLAY

JULY 4.2020 LOS ALAMITOS

Following his June 12 debut victory at Santa Anita, he added the July 4 Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby near his Southern California home base. Trainer Bob Baffert has won the Travers three times, most recently back-to-back in 2016-’17.

RECENT WORK REPLAY

JULY 26.2020 DEL MAR

Uncle Chuck worked 6 furlongs in 1:12.20 at Del Mar on July 26th, 2020.

  4    MAX PLAYER //  3-1-1-2

M/L: 6-1    J: Joel Rosario

BELMONT STAKES REPLAY

JUNE 20.2020 BELMONT PARK

Rallied from 9th of 10 in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes to finish third at 14-1 odds. Linda Rice can join Mary Hirsch (1938, Thanksgiving) as the only female trainers to saddle a Travers winner.

  5    SHIVAREE  //  11-3-2-2-2

M/L: 30-1   J: Junior Alvarado

FLORIDA DERBY REPLAY

MARCH 28.2020 GULFSTREAM PARK

Florida Derby and Blue Grass Stakes pacesetter provides a front-end presence to the Travers, a race won wire-to-wire most recently in 2016 and 2017.

  6    TIZ the LAW  //  1-1-1-3-1

M/L: 1-1    J: Manny Franco

J.KNOWLTON : TIZ the LAW

JULY 26.2020 SARATOGA

The Travers Stakes is expected to feature a rematch between Belmont Stakes first and third-place finishers Tiz the Law and Max Player.

  7    CARACARO  //  2-1-2

M/L: 10-1   J: Javier Castellano

PETER PAN STAKES REPLAY

JULY 16.2020 SARATOGA

Florida-based colt traveled to Saratoga to finish second in the July 16 Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes, a neck behind Country Grammer.

  8    SOUTH BEND //  2-5-7-2-3

M/L: 15-1   J: Jose Ortiz

OHIO DERBY REPLAY

JUNE 27.2020 THISTLEDOWN

Privately purchased after finishing second in the Ohio Derby on June 27, he makes his first start since moving to the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

EDDIE OLCZYK & JEFF SIEGEL ‍PREVIEW THE BELMONT STAKES

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TRAVERS DAY // 1/ST RACE OF WEEK

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WORKOUT ANALYSIS // TRAVERS STAKES

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