Ballybristol Farm’s Silver Crescent was content to sit at the rear of the seven-horse field for most of the 2 1/16 mile contest, then began his run on the final turn, and burst clear (by 2 1/4 lengths) in the stretch to take the $65,000 non-winners of two allowance hurdle over a gutsy Keri’s Find and Parker Hendriks.
The winner was ridden by Gerard Galligan and trained by Leslie Young, who teamed up to take last week’s Kiser novice stakes with Bodes Well.
Hendriks, 17, was on his first ever Saratoga mount for owner/trainer Keri Brion.
Perfect Tapatino and Ritzy A.P. were a close third and fourth respectively.
Watch the replay from Saratoga: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rGaLyRs96o