Fisher saddles Snap Decision to coast to the win at Saratoga's allowance steeplechase
- August 16, 2019
- By SARA CAVANAGH
SARATOGA, N.Y.--Bruton Street-US' Snap Decision, trained by Jack Fisher and ridden by Willie McCarthy, coasted to an easy 38 1/2 length victory in the $65,000, 2 1/16 mile Allowance Steeplechase in 3:38.82 at Saratoga on Aug. 14.
The only race was for second, which was won the Eve Ledyard's Go Get the Basil, trained by Jonathan Sheppard and ridden by Gerard Galligan, who finished a neck in front of Lee Pokoik's Roller Rolls On, trained by Paul Fout and ridden by Kieran Norris.
Armata Stable's Zanzi Win, trained by Ricky Hendriks and ridden by Ross Geraghty, despite being under a hard hold, set murderously fast fractions and lost the lead to Snap Decision after the eighth and last fence and tired to finish fourth while the other Fisher trainee, Whitman's Poetry, fell at the third fence and Tomgarrow, Renown and Gaye Breeze were distanced and pulled up.
"They set it up for us," said Fisher. "The pace was ridiculous. But that's fine by me."