Fe­male sprinter

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

The com­pe­ti­tion for this Eclipse was pretty wide open prior to the Breed­ers’ Cup. It be­came even more so when the Filly & Mare Sprint was won by Bar of Gold, a 66-1 long­shot, and the three most ac­com­plished horses in the race — Unique Bella, Paulas­sil­ver­lin­ing and Fin­ley’sluck­y­charm — fin­ished off the board.

Who de­serves the Eclipse? Bar of Gold’s only other 2017 stakes win came against her fel­low New York-breds in the Yaddo Stakes. Unique Bella ran off five Jeff Scott writes about horse rac­ing Tues­day in The Sarato­gian. He may be reached at utah­pine1@ aol.com.

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