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Schuylerville Winner Becky’s Joker Might Go in Adirondack


Becky’s Joker , the upset winner of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) on opening day at Saratoga Race Course, might be seen sooner than later.

Originally, trainer Gary Contessa intended to wait until the $300,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) for 2-year-old fillies on Sept. 3 for the next start for Becky’s Joker, owned by Lee Pokoik.

Contessa said he may tweak that plan after watching the daughter of Practical Joke   work 4 furlongs in :47.40 with train rider Carlos Lopez July 26 on the Oklahoma Coaching Monitor.

“I’m not going to say it is particular, however she has gone from questionable to possible for the Adirondack,” Contessa mentioned at his barn on the Oklahoma July 26. “She has pressured us to go in that path. Off this work…it was so spectacular. She will work herself to dying and never receives a commission or she will run within the Adirondack.”

Becky’s Joker, despatched off at 21-1 odds within the July 13 Schuylerville, received the six-furlong race by 3 1/4 lengths. It was her first profession begin.

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Contessa said if he runs Becky’s Joker in the Adirondack Stakes (G3), he has confidence she could return in the Spinaway.

“It would be the 13th (of July) to (August) the sixth and we’re talking 23 days,” Contessa said. “And then it’s the sixth to the third of September, so we’re talking 28 days. It’s not really that tough to imagine. If it’s up to me, I’m leaning towards running her. She is doing so good right now.”


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