Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will start from post 2 on Saturday in the 146th running of the Travers Stakes from Saratoga. This will be Pharoah’s first race since winning the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes on August 2nd. Victor Espinoza will once again ride Pharoah this Saturday in hopes of winning their 9th straight race together. Other Triple Crown contenders will also run including Keen Ice, Texas Red, and Tale of Verve. American Pharoah is the morning line favorite of 1/5. Here is the rest of the field and their odds courtesy of Bovada Racebook.
146th Travers Stakes – Odds to Win
1- UPSTART (Violette/Ortiz Jr.) 25/1
2- AMERICAN PHAROAH (Baffert/Espinoza) 1/5
3- MID OCEAN (Weaver/Franco) 66/1
4- TEXAS RED (Desormeaux/Desormeaux) 8/1
5- FRAMMENTO (Zito/Ortiz) 50/1
6-FROSTED (McLaughlin/Rosario) 7/1
7-KEEN ICE (Romans/Castellano) 16/1
8-TALE OF VERVE (Stewart/Gary Stevens) 50/1
9-KING OF NEW YORK (McPeek/Leparoux) 66/1
10- SMART TRANSITION (Shirreffs/Velasquez) 33/1
146th Travers Stakes – Margin of Victory
Over/Under 2.5 Lengths
146th Travers Stakes – Will American Pharoah win Wire to Wire
Be sure to check back here Saturday morning for our predictions for this year’s Travers Stakes.