2023 Glens Falls Stakes: Mckulick stops the War Machine

There was no three-peat for War Like Goddess in the G2 2023 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga on Thursday, as the stretching-out McKulick relished the extra yardage and gained a narrow victory over the reigning champ.

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Glens Falls Stakes

G2, $250,000, 1m 4f turf, 4yo+ females

McKulick stops the War machine

It was a surprise that the stalwart War Like Goddess was beaten in the Glens Falls at Saratoga on Thursday, but no surprise that Chad Brown was the man to engineer that defeat, as McKulick ran down the 1-2 favorite late with Amazing Grace third.

War Like Goddess was very rank in the early stages as boxcar longshot Elegant Taste set modest fractions, but a circuit later she was in pole position and made the lead easily in mid-stretch. However, McKulick was preparing to challenge from deep and she rallied to nail the favorite in the last few jumps, winning by a neck with the late-closing Amazing Grace two and a quarter lengths back in third.

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“At shorter distances, horses kick away from her,” said jockey Irad Ortiz. “She doesn’t have that turn of foot, but she always comes running late and her style is great for these longer races.”

Brown, winning his first Glens Falls, will bring McKulick back to the Spa for the G2 Flower Bowl over a mile and three-eighths on September 2, before aiming her at the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

2023 Glens Falls Stakes Race Payouts

HorseWinPlaceShow
1. McKulick10.403.502.60
2. War Like Goddess 2.402.10
3. Amazing Grace  2.80

Winning time: 2m 27.05s

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