Tuesday September 24th
Suffolk Downs - Race 3 - Approximate Post Time: 1:43
#5 BALLADO ALERT almost stole his last race while being loose on the lead at long odds and that race was against much tougher competition. Ballado Alert had a huge four length lead in the stretch last time out only to come up a head short at odds of 31/1. That race was against wide open $4,000 claimers, a tough spot to be in for a horse that is eligible for today’s condition of non winners of two races in 2012-2013. This is Ballado Alert’s third start off of a 52 day layoff and his first start off of that layoff was for today’s conditions but the distance that day was 5 ½ furlongs. He finished third that day beaten over five lengths as the favorite. There seems to be not a lot of speed in this race so if Ballado Alert can get the lead again today, he may take them wire to wire. Jockey Odhair Mayta rides again today, who rode him in his last start, for trainer Mark Savastano who is 2 for 7 in 2013.