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Saratoga Diary: 2018 Meet Wrap-Up

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TwinSpires Staff

September 6th, 2018

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by Dick Powell

This is a deep dive into the 2018 Saratoga meet for trainers Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher, as well as jockeys Irad Ortiz Jr., Javier Castellano and Jose Ortiz.

CHAD BROWN

I start with Chad Brown and the record-breaking 46 wins he trained. It is in chronological order and gives you an idea of what races he won. Twenty-nine of his wins came on the turf and 23 of them were ridden by Javier Castellano. Surprisingly, Irad Ortiz Jr. was the leading rider this year with 52 wins but only seven of them came riding for Brown. Jose Ortiz fared better as he had 12 winners riding for Brown from his 42 wins. Twenty-seven of his 46 winners were favorites for a win percentage of 58.7 percent and the average win price was $6.76. If you bet $2 on all 171 of his starters, you would have gotten back $310.96 for a marginal loss. Tough to make money betting him to win but very usable in horizontal wagers where you need to take a stand.

Date

Age

Class

Distance

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

Odds

fav?

7/20/18

3+

Maid CL 75 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Dominant Strategy

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

4.5

n

7/20/18

2F

MdSpWt NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Drynachan

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.1

y

7/21/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3 TURF

1 3/8 Mi.

Call Provision

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.65

y

7/21/18

3+ F&M

Diana S. G1 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Sistercharlie

Brown Chad

Velazquez John

1.15

y

7/22/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 TURF

1 Mile

Guerriere

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

3.95

n

7/23/18

3+

CL 50 NW3L

1 1/8 Mi.

Ekhtibaar

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.8

y

7/23/18

3+

Maid CL 40

6 Fur.

Shanghai Schwartz

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

4.1

n

7/26/18

3+

Maid CL 20

6 1/2 Fur.

Generalist

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.45

y

7/28/18

3F

Op CL 80 ALW NW1 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Reversethedecision

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.95

y

7/30/18

3+

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X TURF

1 3/8 Mi.

Focus Group

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

3.45

n

8/1/18

3+ F&M

Shine Again S.

7 Fur.

Your Love

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.45

n

8/2/18

3+

MdSpWt TURF

1 Mile

Hizeem

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.65

y

8/3/18

3+

ALW NW1

1 1/8 Mi.

Proven Reserves

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

3.15

n

8/3/18

3

Hall of Fame S. G3 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Raging Bull

Brown Chad

Rosario Joel

2.65

y

8/4/18

3F

Test S. G1

7 Fur.

Separationofpowers

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

2.3

y

8/4/18

3+ F&M

De La Rose S. TURF

1 Mile

Uni

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.6

n

8/5/18

3+

MdSpWt NY

1 1/8 Mi.

Gambler's Fallacy

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.75

n

8/6/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt NY TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Chestnut Street

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.25

y

8/9/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Ticonderoga

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.5

y

8/10/18

3+ F&M

CL 40 NW2L TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Theaterintheround

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

2.45

y

8/11/18

3+

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X

7 Fur.

Patternrecognition

Brown Chad

Saez Luis

2.25

y

8/11/18

2

MdSpWt

7 Fur.

Network Effect

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

8.6

n

8/11/18

3+

Waiver CL 40 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Prognostication

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.4

y

8/12/18

2F

MdSpWt

6 1/2 Fur.

Feedback

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.7

n

8/13/18

2

MdSpWt TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Fog of War

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.4

n

8/15/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X

7 Fur.

No Need to Appeal

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

4.4

n

8/15/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Civil Union

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

4.3

n

8/18/18

2

MdSpWt

7 Fur.

Standard Deviation

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.45

y

8/18/18

3F

Lake Placid S. G2 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Rushing Fall

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.35

y

8/19/18

2F

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Newspaperofrecord

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.5

y

8/19/18

3

Op CL 80 ALW NW1 TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

Admission Office

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

0.8

y

8/22/18

3+

John's Call S NW GS2018 TURF

1 5/8 Mi.

Focus Group

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

4.3

n

8/23/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

6 Fur.

Shanghai Schwartz

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.8

y

8/25/18

3+ F&M

Ballston Spa S. G2 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Quidura

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

3.75

n

8/29/18

2F

MdSpWt NY

6 1/2 Fur.

More Mischief

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

2.3

n

8/29/18

3+

Start ALW 50 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Prognostication

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.35

y

8/30/18

2F

P. G. Johnson S. TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Dogtag

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.15

y

8/31/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

1 1/8 Mi.

Apartfromthecrowd

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.95

y

8/31/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Big Birthday

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.55

y

8/31/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt NY TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Chiclet's Dream

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.45

y

9/1/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3 TURF

1 Mile

Hizeem

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

3.05

n

9/1/18

3

Saranac S. G3 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Raging Bull

Brown Chad

Rosario Joel

2.25

y

9/1/18

2

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Spirit Animal

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.6

n

9/2/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 80 ALW NW1 TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

Mighty Scarlett

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

0.75

y

9/3/18

2

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Complexity

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

0.85

y

9/3/18

3+

CL 40 NW2L TURF

1 Mile

Dominant Strategy

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

3.3

n

TODD PLETCHER

In 2016, Todd Pletcher trained 31 winners to finish second behind Brown. Last year, he won the Saratoga training title back with 40 wins. This year, he only had 19 victories. While it was good enough for second, Brown had more than double the wins that Pletcher had and that was with 50 races coming off the turf. Ten of Pletcher’s 19 wins were ridden by Johnny Velazquez. Eight of the 19 ran for a claiming tag and he only won two graded stakes races -- one on dirt and one on turf. Five of the 19 came on turf and only five were favorites for a win percentage of 26.32 percent. The average win price was $9.94 so if you bet $2 to win on all 128 of Pletcher’s starters, you lost over 26 percent of your bankroll. Any way you slice it, 2018 was not Pletcher’s year and not sure how he turns it around for next year. The upcoming Keeneland September Yearling Sale will be a chance to get some good young stock but the major owners in the sport now seem intent on throwing horses at Brown.

Date

Age

Class

Distance

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

Odds

fav?

7/21/18

2

Sanford S. G3

6 Fur.

Sombeyay

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

2.85

y

7/21/18

2F

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Seanow

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

6.4

n

7/22/18

3+

MdSpWt

1 1/8 Mi.

Wooderson

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

7

n

7/23/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40 NY

1 1/8 Mi.

Gabriella

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

2.15

n

7/26/18

2F

MdSpWt

5 1/2 Fur.

Guacamole

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

7

n

7/26/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1

1 1/8 Mi.

Alberobello

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

1.4

y

8/1/18

3+

CL 35 NW3L TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Your Only Man

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

4.3

n

8/3/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt

1 1/8 Mi.

War Value

Pletcher Todd

Franco Manny

2.75

n

8/5/18

3+

CL 32 TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

Master Plan

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

5

n

8/6/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

1 1/8 Mi.

Bon Raison

Pletcher Todd

Saez Luis

2.3

n

8/8/18

3+

CL 14 NW3L

1 1/8 Mi.

Sumner

Pletcher Todd

Saez Luis

1.65

n

8/10/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Amazing Audrey

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

1.3

y

8/12/18

3+

Maid CL 40 NY

7 Fur.

Singapore Trader

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

0.6

y

8/13/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3

1 1/8 Mi.

You're to Blame

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

2.6

n

8/18/18

3+

CL 25

7 Fur.

Driven by Thunder

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

2.45

y

8/19/18

2F

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Two Dozen Roses

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

16.3

n

8/27/18

2

MdSpWt NY

7 Fur.

Just Right

Pletcher Todd

Velazquez John

2.7

n

8/29/18

2

With Anticipation S. G3 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Opry

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

3.9

n

9/2/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

7 Fur.

Ruler of the Nile

Pletcher Todd

Saez Luis

2.8

n

IRAD ORTIZ JR.

The jockey’s race was not as decisive as the trainer’s race but Irad Ortiz Jr. dominated right from the start and never looked back. He rode nine winners for Jason Servis, seven for Chad Brown, five for Rudy Rodriguez and four for Linda Rice. In fact, Irad’s 52 wins came from 25 different trainers – shades of Ramon Dominguez. Amazingly, 26 came on the turf and 26 came on the dirt. Twenty-seven of his wins were favorites and the average win price was $9.20.

Date

Age

Class

Distance

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

Odds

fav?

7/21/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3 TURF

1 3/8 Mi.

Call Provision

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.65

y

7/21/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Battle Joined

Hennig Mark

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.2

y

7/22/18

2F

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Chocolate Kisses

Casse Mark

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.1

y

7/22/18

3+

Start ALW 50 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Bam Bam Blu

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.95

n

7/25/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X

6 Fur.

Come Dancing

Martin Carlos

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.3

n

7/26/18

3+

CL 16

1 1/8 Mi.

Brimstone

Rodriguez Rudy

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.5

y

7/27/18

3F

CL 50 TURF

1 Mile

Radiant Beaury

Rodriguez Rudy

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.15

y

7/27/18

3

Curlin S.

1 1/8 Mi.

Hofburg

Mott Bill

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

0.25

y

7/28/18

3F

Op CL 80 ALW NW1 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Reversethedecision

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.95

y

7/29/18

3+ F&M

CL 35 NW3L TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Fast Track Kathryn

Maker Michael

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

7.6

n

7/29/18

2F

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Love my Honey

Maker Michael

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.7

y

7/30/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40 NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Merlins Muse

Donk David

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

6.8

n

8/1/18

3+

ALW NW1 NY TURF

1 Mile

Follow The Signs

Asmussen Steve

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

4.8

n

8/3/18

2F

MdSpWt NY

6 Fur.

She's Trouble

Rice Linda

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

3.2

n

8/3/18

3+

ALW NW1

1 1/8 Mi.

Proven Reserves

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

3.15

n

8/3/18

3

CL 20

6 1/2 Fur.

Regalian

Englehart Chris

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

0.8

y

8/4/18

3+ F&M

De La Rose S. TURF

1 Mile

Uni

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.6

n

8/4/18

3+

Whitney S. G1

1 1/8 Mi.

Diversify

Violette Rick Jr.

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.6

y

8/5/18

3

CL 40

6 Fur.

American Power

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.85

y

8/6/18

3

Cab Calloway NY Stallion Series TURF

1 Mile

Therapist

Clement Christophe

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

0.35

y

8/6/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt NY TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Chestnut Street

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.25

y

8/6/18

2

MdSpWt NY

6 Fur.

Bustin to Be Loved

Contessa Gary

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

19.1

n

8/6/18

3+

Maid CL 25 NY

6 1/2 Fur.

Merger of Banks

Rodriguez Rudy

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.05

y

8/8/18

3

Quick Call S. TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

World of Trouble

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.7

y

8/8/18

3+

Maid CL 25 NY

6 1/2 Fur.

Wild Colonial Boy

Vitali Marcus

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

3.3

n

8/9/18

3

CL 32

7 Fur.

Maimo

Handal Raymond

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

4

n

8/10/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 80 ALW NW3

6 1/2 Fur.

You Know Too

Gorham Michael

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.9

y

8/12/18

2F

MdSpWt

6 1/2 Fur.

Feedback

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.7

n

8/12/18

2

Saratoga Special S. G2

6 1/2 Fur.

Call Paul

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

0.85

y

8/15/18

3+

CL 32

6 Fur.

Still Krz

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.55

y

8/15/18

2F

Bolton Landing S. TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Stillwater Cove

Ward Wesley

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

10.2

n

8/15/18

3+

Waiver CL 75 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Overnight Success

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

4.8

n

8/16/18

3+

Maid CL 40

6 1/2 Fur.

Seauxtale

Moquett Ron

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

11.4

n

8/17/18

3+

Start ALW 50

5 1/2 Fur.

Mesotherm

Gaudet Lacey

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.3

y

8/17/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 NY

5 1/2 Fur.

Pauseforthecause

McLaughlin Kiaran

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

0.9

y

8/17/18

3+

Maid CL 20

6 Fur.

The Chamo

Contessa Gary

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

4.2

n

8/18/18

3+

CL 50

7 Fur.

J S Bach

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.95

n

8/19/18

3+ F&M

CL 25 TURF

1 Mile

Glory to Kitten

Abreu Jorge

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

0.9

y

8/19/18

2F

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Newspaperofrecord

Brown Chad

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.5

y

8/20/18

3+ F&M

CL 35 NW3L TURF

1 Mile

Miko

Rice Linda

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

3.9

n

8/26/18

2F

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Speedy Solution

Ward Wesley

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.65

y

8/26/18

3+ F&M

Start ALW 50

6 Fur.

Curiousncuriouser

Englehart Chris

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.8

n

8/26/18

3+

ALW NW1 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Holiday Bonus

Motion Graham

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

4.4

n

8/27/18

3+

CL 25 NY TURF

1 Mile

Cloontia

Rodriguez Rudy

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

6

n

8/27/18

2F

MdSpWt NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Surge of Pride

Rice Linda

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

3.7

n

8/29/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 NY

6 Fur.

Fair Regis

Falcone Robert, Jr.

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1.15

y

8/30/18

2

MdSpWt NY

5 1/2 Fur.

Poppy's Destiny

Rice Linda

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

5.7

n

8/30/18

3+

MdSpWt NY

6 1/2 Fur.

Suas

Rodriguez Rudy

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.2

y

9/1/18

3+

CL 25 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Dowse's Beach

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

2.25

y

9/2/18

3+ F&M

CL 40 NW2L TURF

1 Mile

Discreet Image

Donk David

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

13.3

n

9/3/18

3+

CL 40 NW2L TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

McErin

Servis Jason

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

1

y

9/3/18

3+

Bernard Baruch H. G2 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Qurbaan

McLaughlin Kiaran

Ortiz, Irad, Jr.

13

n

JAVIER CASTELLANO

Javier Castellano bounced back nicely from a poor 2017 Saratoga meet when he finished fifth with only 29 winners. This year, he was back on his game and finished second with 43 winners from only 206 mounts – 21 percent. Twenty-two of Castellano’s 43 wins came for Chad Brown and five came for Todd Pletcher. Sixteen of the 43 were favorites but the average win price was only $7.46.

Date

Age

Class

Distance

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

Odds

fav?

7/20/18

2F

MdSpWt NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Drynachan

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.1

y

7/21/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

War Cabinet

McGaughey Shug

Castellano Javier

2.8

y

7/21/18

2

Sanford S. G3

6 Fur.

Sombeyay

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

2.85

y

7/22/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X TURF

1 Mile

La Moneda

Moseley Patricia

Castellano Javier

1

y

7/22/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 TURF

1 Mile

Guerriere

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

3.95

n

7/23/18

3+

Maid CL 40

6 Fur.

Shanghai Schwartz

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

4.1

n

7/23/18

2

MdSpWt NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Dogout

Rivelli Larry

Castellano Javier

3.7

n

7/23/18

3+

CL 50 NW3L

1 1/8 Mi.

Ekhtibaar

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.8

y

7/26/18

3+

Maid CL 20

6 1/2 Fur.

Generalist

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.45

y

7/28/18

3+

Vanderbilt H. G1

6 Fur.

Imperial Hint

Carvajal Luis, Jr.

Castellano Javier

0.8

y

8/1/18

3+

CL 35 NW3L TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Your Only Man

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

4.3

n

8/1/18

3+ F&M

Shine Again S.

7 Fur.

Your Love

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.45

n

8/2/18

3+

MdSpWt TURF

1 Mile

Hizeem

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.65

y

8/2/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1

6 Fur.

Dream Pauline

McLaughlin Kiaran

Castellano Javier

1.9

y

8/5/18

3+

MdSpWt NY

1 1/8 Mi.

Gambler's Fallacy

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.75

n

8/5/18

3+

CL 32 TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

Master Plan

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

5

n

8/8/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40 NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Ailish

Abreu Jorge

Castellano Javier

2.6

y

8/9/18

2F

MdSpWt NY

7 Fur.

Time Warp

McPeek Ken

Castellano Javier

5.3

n

8/9/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Ticonderoga

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.5

y

8/10/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Amazing Audrey

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

1.3

y

8/11/18

3+

Waiver CL 40 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Prognostication

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.4

y

8/11/18

2

MdSpWt

7 Fur.

Network Effect

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

8.6

n

8/11/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Sister Sophia

Abreu Jorge

Castellano Javier

6.1

n

8/13/18

2

MdSpWt TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Fog of War

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.4

n

8/15/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X

7 Fur.

No Need to Appeal

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

4.4

n

8/15/18

3+

CL 20

1 1/8 Mi.

Turco Bravo

Barrera Oscar III

Castellano Javier

2.55

n

8/18/18

2

MdSpWt

7 Fur.

Standard Deviation

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.45

y

8/18/18

3F

Lake Placid S. G2 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Rushing Fall

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.35

y

8/22/18

3+ F&M

CL 14 NW3L

7 Fur.

Promises Broken

Kenneally Eddie

Castellano Javier

0.45

y

8/22/18

2

MdSpWt

5 1/2 Fur.

Achilles Warrior

Hennig Mark

Castellano Javier

2.85

n

8/23/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

6 Fur.

Shanghai Schwartz

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.8

y

8/24/18

2

Funny Cide S. NY

6 1/2 Fur.

Dugout

Rivelli Larry

Castellano Javier

3

n

8/25/18

3

Travers S. G1

1 1/4 Mi.

Catholic Boy

Thomas Jonathan

Castellano Javier

7.1

n

8/29/18

3+

Start ALW 50 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Prognostication

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.35

y

8/29/18

2

With Anticipation S. G3 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Opry

Pletcher Todd

Castellano Javier

3.9

n

8/30/18

2F

P. G. Johnson S. TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Dogtag

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

1.15

y

8/31/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt NY TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Chiclet's Dream

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.45

y

8/31/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

1 1/8 Mi.

Apartfromthecrowd

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

0.95

y

8/31/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Big Birthday

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.55

y

9/1/18

3+

ALW NW1

1 1/8 Mi.

Weather Wiz

Jerkens James

Castellano Javier

3.35

n

9/1/18

2

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Spirit Animal

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

2.6

n

9/1/18

3+

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X

6 1/2 Fur.

Uno Mas Modelo

Quartarolo Anthony

Castellano Javier

3.35

n

9/1/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3 TURF

1 Mile

Hizeem

Brown Chad

Castellano Javier

3.05

n

JOSE ORTIZ

Jose Ortiz had 58 wins last year but only 42 this year. However, watching day after day, I had the opinion that he was riding better than anyone. But Castellano got most of the Chad Brown business and Jose only won 12 races for the meet’s leading trainer. He won four races for Bruce Levine and three for Jeremiah Englehart. His 42 wins came for 23 different trainers. Twenty-one of his 42 wins came on the turf and the average win price was $8.82. Thirteen of his 42 winners were favorites. When you take into account that his wins were spread out over 23 different trainers and only 13 of his 42 winners were favorites, Jose Ortiz had a better meet than it might have looked.

Date

Age

Class

Distance

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

Odds

fav?

7/20/18

3+

Maid CL 75 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Dominant Strategy

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

4.5

n

7/20/18

2F

Schuylerville S. G3

6 Fur.

Catherinethegreat

Casse Mark

Ortiz Jose

3.2

n

7/23/18

3+

Start ALW 50 TURF

1 1/8 Mi.

Indigo Yankee

Wilkes Ian

Ortiz Jose

9.7

n

7/30/18

3+

Op CL 62.5 ALW NW2X TURF

1 3/8 Mi.

Focus Group

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

3.45

n

8/1/18

3+

Maid CL 40 NY TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Ghost Giant

Abreu Jorge

Ortiz Jose

6.2

n

8/2/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Souper Echo

Trombetta Michael

Ortiz Jose

3.15

n

8/4/18

3F

Test S. G1

7 Fur.

Separationofpowers

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

2.3

y

8/4/18

2

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Mucho

Mott Bill

Ortiz Jose

2.35

y

8/5/18

3+

Troy S. G3 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Sandy'z Slew

Englehart Jeremiah

Ortiz Jose

4

n

8/6/18

3+

CL 25 TURF

5 1/2 Fur.

Sheik of Sheiks

Kenneally Eddie

Ortiz Jose

3.35

n

8/8/18

3+

ALW NW1 NY

1 1/8 Mi.

J J's Dreaming

Hennig Mark

Ortiz Jose

1.5

n

8/8/18

2

MdSpWt NY TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Somelikeithowbrown

Maker Michael

Ortiz Jose

5.5

n

8/9/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 40

6 1/2 Fur.

Malarkey

Donk David

Ortiz Jose

2.2

n

8/9/18

3+

CL 16 NW2L

7 Fur.

Potomac

Levine Bruce

Ortiz Jose

1.4

y

8/10/18

3+ F&M

CL 40 NW2L TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Theaterintheround

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

2.45

y

8/12/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 80 ALW NW3

5 1/2 Fur.

Browse

McGaughey Shug

Ortiz Jose

3.35

n

8/13/18

3F

CL 25

6 1/2 Fur.

Karen's Gem

Englehart Jeremiah

Ortiz Jose

2.5

n

8/13/18

3+ F&M

ALW NW1 NY

7 Fur.

Take Charge Aubrey

Levine Bruce

Ortiz Jose

1.15

y

8/15/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Civil Union

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

4.3

n

8/16/18

3+

CL 40 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Souperfast

Rodriguez Rudy

Ortiz Jose

5

n

8/17/18

3+

Maid CL 25 NY

6 Fur.

Giant Boo Boo

Englehart Jeremiah

Ortiz Jose

0.35

y

8/17/18

3+ F&M

Start ALW 50

1 1/8 Mi.

Unbridledadventure

Levine Bruce

Ortiz Jose

1.2

n

8/18/18

3F

Alabama S. G1

1 1/4 Mi.

Eskimo Kisses

McPeek Ken

Ortiz Jose

9

n

8/19/18

3

Op CL 80 ALW NW1 TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

Admission Office

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

0.8

y

8/19/18

3+ F&M

Summer Colony S. NW GS 2018

1 1/8 Mi.

Moonlit Garden

David Chris

Ortiz Jose

2.15

n

8/19/18

3+

Op CL 80 ALW NW3

7 Fur.

Petrov

Moquett Ron

Ortiz Jose

9.7

n

8/22/18

3+

John's Call S. NW Turf GS2018 TURF

1 5/8 Mi.

Focus Group

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

4.3

n

8/22/18

3+ F&M

MdSpWt NY

6 1/2 Fur.

Makin' Out

Levine Bruce

Ortiz Jose

1.25

y

8/23/18

3F

Riskaverse S. NWS>1 Mile TURF

1 Mile

Monte Crista

Trombetta Michael

Ortiz Jose

4.1

n

8/25/18

3+ F&M

Ballston Spa S. G2 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Quidura

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

3.75

n

8/27/18

3+

MdSpWt TURF

1 1/2 Mi.

Winter Union

Matz Michael

Ortiz Jose

6.3

n

8/27/18

3

Better Talk Now S. TURF  NWS>1M

1 Mile

Rose's Vision

Simon Stuaart

Ortiz Jose

5.2

n

8/27/18

3+ F&M

Maid CL 75 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Supercommittee

Violette Rick Jr.

Ortiz Jose

0.9

y

8/29/18

2F

MdSpWt NY

6 1/2 Fur.

More Mischief

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

2.3

n

8/30/18

3+ F&M

CL 25 NY

6 1/2 Fur.

Timely Tradition

D'Alessandro Ralph

Ortiz Jose

2.3

y

8/31/18

4+

Lucky Coin S. NWS 2018

5 1/2 Fur.

Extravagant Kid

Walsh Brendan

Ortiz Jose

4.5

n

9/2/18

3+ F&M

Op CL 80 ALW NW1 TURF

1 3/16 Mi.

Mighty Scarlett

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

0.75

y

9/2/18

3

CL 40 TURF

1 1/16 Mi.

Year of the Kitten

Maker Michael

Ortiz Jose

4.2

n

9/2/18

3+

ALW NW1

6 Fur.

Almithmaar

McLaughlin Kiaran

Ortiz Jose

1.45

y

9/3/18

2

MdSpWt

6 Fur.

Complexity

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

0.85

y

9/3/18

3+

CL 40 NW2L TURF

1 Mile

Dominant Strategy

Brown Chad

Ortiz Jose

3.3

n

9/3/18

2

Maid CL 50

6 Fur.

Fly Away Birdie

Casse Mark

Ortiz Jose

3.15

n

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