Boys At Tosconova - 2010 Hopeful Stakes (G1)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY -- When Boys At Tosconova came into the stretch six lengths clear of his rivals in a July 2 maiden race at Belmont Park, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. had a flashback. "It was like when we watched Big Brown run for the first time for us," said Dutrow, referring to the horse that won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness for him in 2008. "We were scared to death to run him that day, but when he turned for home our whole lives changed." Speaking of Boys At Tosconova, Dutrow said: "The other day with him, when he turned for home you knew you had a really, really exciting 2-year-old." That's why Dutrow is really, really excited to run Boys At Tosconova in Monday's Grade 1, $250000 Hopeful Stakes, the closing-day feature on an 11-race card at Saratoga. The Hopeful will be Boys At Tosconova's first race since his maiden win, but that was by design. Dutrow wanted to give the horse plenty of time between starts. Boys At Tosconova has trained extremely well in Saratoga for Dutrow, who has not stopped talking about this colt for the 6 1/2 weeks he's been here. "I get 30 to 40 babies a year," Dutrow said. "I haven't had one like him." Dutrow said that every rider who gets on Boys At Tosconova in the morning comes away in awe of the colt, who outworked the 3-year-old Trickmeister in an Aug. 17 move. That includes Ramon Dominguez, who was aboard for the colt's 12-length maiden win in his first start for Dutrow after being purchased privately by Mac and Samantha Siegel's ...
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