Schuylerville Stakes: The Royally-Bred Summer Promise Headlines in the Grade 3

Schuylerville Stakes Odds and Post Position

Check out our predictions and odds for the 2022 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga!

PP Horse TwinSpires Odds Jockey Trainer
1 JUST CINDY 3/1
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I Ortiz Jr E Kenneally
2 SWEET HARMONY 15/1
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J R Velazquez J Terranova II
3 ADORA 6/1
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D Davis M Casse
4 VEDAREO 6/1
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J Rosario R Reid Jr
5 JANIS JOPLIN 15/1
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F Prat M Casse
6 ME AND MY SHADOW 5/1
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T Gaffalione M Casse
7 MOTOWN MISCHIEF 15/1
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J Alvarado T Hamm
8 MUSICMANSANDY 12/1
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M Franco R Rodriguez
9 SUMMER PROMISE 5/2
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L Saez D W Lukas

Schuylerville Stakes Predictions and Best Bets

Here are my plays ($50 in total)

$10 Exacta Box – Summer Promise and Vedareo = $20

$10 Exacta Part Wheel – Summer Promise over Me and My Shadow and Just Cindy = $20

$5 Exacta Part Wheel – Vedareo over Me and My Shadow and Just Cindy = $10

If you’re playing only to win, go with my top pick Summer Promise (5/2).

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Schuylerville Stakes - Luis Saez

The royally-bred Summer Promise headlines a field of nine juvenile fillies in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes on Opening Day at Saratoga.

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be looking for a record seventh Schuylerville victory when he sends out the daughter of Uncle Mo on Thursday.

The half-sister to graded stakes winners Creative Cause, Destin and Vexatious was an impressive five-length debut winner on June 25 at Churchill Downs.

Chief among her competition will be the Eddie Kenneally-trained filly Just Cindy.

The daughter of first crop sire and 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify was also a nice debut winner at Churchill Downs on June 17.

A former winner of the Schuylerville, Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle three in the 6-furlong affair.

Among them are a pair of fillies, Adora and Me and My Shadow, who both were well backed for their Woodbine debuts and won in style.

Schuylerville Stakes Predictions and Race Analysis

Summer Promise

Bred to be a good one, this one from the barn of D. Wayne Lukas, looked the part when she rolled to an impressive debut victory going a fast 5 furlongs at Churchill Downs less than three weeks ago.

Working sharply for her second career start, as she did before her debut, the half-sister to several very good horses appears to be a filly with a future.

Drawn to the outside with Luis Saez aboard, she should be able to get good early position tracking a solid pace. She is the top pick.

Just Cindy

Unlike most fillies in the field, she had to pass horses in her debut victory. Trained by Eddie Kenneally, she came from fourth early to win at Churchill Downs last month. The ability to rally could play to her advantage with all the speed in this field.

She will also add the services of top rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. on Thursday when she breaks from the rail. Of the two fillies coming from Louisville, I prefer the potential of Summer Promise, but this one is an obvious threat.

Me and My Shadow

The first of three from trainer Mark Casse, this well bred daughter of Violence came out running in her debut on the synthetic surface at Woodbine six weeks ago. She dueled for the early lead that afternoon before kicking clear in the stretch.

It was one of the more impressive wins of any filly in the field, and if she can transfer that form to the dirt at Saratoga, she is definitely one to watch in this Grade 3 test.

Vedareo

A half-sister to the champion 2-year-old filly of 2020 Vequist, this daughter of Daredevil showed big early speed in her debut one month ago for trainer Butch Reid, Jr. The victory came at Parx, where it looks like she cruised to victory after the quick start.

This will obviously be a step up in class, but her trainer has done it before, and like her older sister, she looks to have some real talent. I believe she is the biggest threat to my top pick.

Adora

This well bred daughter of Into Mischief was a $450,000 purchase as a yearling at Saratoga and won at first asking two months ago at Woodbine. Trained by Mark Casse, the 4 3/4 length debut win came over the next-out winner Cahira’s Blessing.

While there is a lot to like with this well thought of filly, I slightly prefer her stablemate in this one, not to mention a few others.

Musicmansandy

This one comes in off a good looking score at Delaware Park in her debut. A daughter of Accelerate, she is trained by Rudy Rodriguez, and like many in the field she used her good early speed in that debut to go wire-to-wire.

It was a solid first out victory, but both the class of this field, as well as the other early speed, have me liking others better.

Sweet Harmony

One of eight fillies in the field who are perfect in one career start, this daughter of Bayern earned her victory at Monmouth Park on June 4. She showed solid speed that afternoon and was a game three-quarter of a length winner going 4 ½ furlongs.

On Thursday, she will have a tough time finding the front again, as she faces some very fast fillies. The debut win is not enough for me to endorse her chances here.

Janis Joplin

This daughter of California Chrome is the third filly from the barn of Mark Casse and the only maiden in the field. In her lone start, she was well back early, but made up good ground to be third in a Churchill Downs maiden.

Without the speed of many in the Schuylerville, she will need to pick up the pieces late if she has any chance. It’s possible, but I like others better.

Motown Mischief

This daughter of Malibu Moon was a debut winner on the synthetic surface at Presque Isle Downs back on May 31. Interestingly, that victory came against the boys, and the runner-up was a next out winner.

Trained by Timothy Hamm, she’s another one to consider here, but she’ll have to improve upon that effort as she moves up to the big leagues at Saratoga.

How to Watch the Schuylerville Stakes

Schuylerville Stakes Race Information
Race Schuylerville Stakes (Grade 3)
Location Saratoga
Time Thursday, July 14 — 5:39pm Eastern time
How to Watch Fox Sports
Purse $175,000

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