STAN THE MAN Pulls Away Late in Saratoga’s Tale of the Cat S.
Runner-up last out to G1 SW Firenze Fire in the G2 True North, STAN THE MAN drew away in the final stages to win Saratoga’s Tale of the Cat S. by 1 1/2 lengths. The son of BROKEN VOW raced in last no more than four lengths off the lead. He began his rally on the turn to be six wide turning for home, then put in a long drive down the lane to go past the packed field inside the sixteenth pole and get the victory racing six furlongs in 1:09 2/5. Last year STAN THE MAN closed out 2019 with a win in the 1 1/8-mile Queens County S., his first start back off a 197-day layoff, and also nearly went wire-to-wire in the one mile, $200,000 Westchester S.-G3, only to be caught in the final strides and finish a neck back as the runner-up. Lifetime record: 24-7-7-2, $483,124. O-Long Lake Stable LLC. B-Emma Quinn, Dermot Quinn, Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce. T-John Terranova II.