The public sector wins the Saranac on the Saratoga Race Course.

The Klaravich Stables public sector followed up its victory in the Grade 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame stakes with a one-hour win over Repole Stables Never Surprised in the Grade 3 Saranac Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY

Four weeks after his one-length win on Saratoga turf, Public Sector broke off sharply from the first post, with Irad Ortiz Jr. taking up position on the hedge while Never Surprised took the lead in the first furlong. Satisfied with kicking back in fourth place, Public Sector left the hedge on the home stretch as Never Surprised pegged fractions of: 24.73 for the first quarter and: 49.19 for the half mile. In the wide bend, Ortiz steered his horse through an opening between the horses and walked two far out onto the track.

Never Surprised maintained their lead in the Saratoga straight, but Public Sector made their offer for the top outward, easily overtaking the former leader in the last Furlong to win the G3 stakes by a length. As if the king were third. He’spuregold, Founder, and Mohs completed the order.

The final time for the 1 1/16 mile Saranac was 1: 41.78 on solid grass. You can find the charts for this race here.

The public sector paid $ 4.40, $ 2.30, and $ 2.10. Never Surprised paid $ 2.80 and $ 2.40, respectively. As if the king paid $ 3.00.

“It’s broken well and Irad let her run a little. I thought he might run to the corner and let them go a bit more, but he decided to take the first eighth of a mile this way, where he just let them pull up a little, but quickly he slipped on the bag not too far away . From then on I thought that we would at least have a fair chance of winning the race without knowing how he would fare if he pulled next to a really good horse, ”said coach Chad Brown after the race.

“I have a perfect trip. We got out of the hole well and two horses had speed so I pulled away from them. When it was time to taxi I asked my horse and it was loaded. When he switched leads, he gave me a good turn. He responded really well, ”Irad Ortiz, Jr. told NYRA Press Office after the Saranac.

Bred in England by The Kathryn Stud, the 3-year-old colt by Kingman (GB) out of the Montjeu (IRE) mare Parle Moi (IRE). Public Sector was bought by owner Klaravich Stables from consignor Clearwater Stud for $ 217,822 at the 2019 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. His win at Saranac brings the public sector to three wins in five starts in 2021, for a lifetime record of four wins in eight starts and a career profit of $ 378,600.

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