Sterling Silver looking for gold in G1 Test

July 28, 2022

Wolfie’s Dynaghost may return in allowance level

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Mark Anderson’s New York-bred Sterling Silver will look to make the grade in the Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test, a seven-furlong dirt sprint for sophomore fillies on August 6 at Saratoga. 

The grey daughter of Cupid broke her maiden at first asking at Aqueduct Racetrack in November in her lone juvenile start. She became a two-time New York-bred sprint stakes winner this year with scores in the Franklin Square at the Big A in March and the Bouwerie at Belmont Park on May 30. She followed with a graded placing when third behind well-respected sprinter Hot Peppers in the Grade 3 Victory Ride at Belmont earlier this month. 

“She’s been training well since the Victory Ride,” said trainer Tom Albertrani. “I’m hoping to see a little bit more improvement from that race going into the Test.”

With three career wins against New York-breds, Albertrani believes Sterling Silver is ready to notch her first victory against open company. 

“The Test is going to be a little bit more testing,” said Albertrani. “Physically, she’s been improving. She’s faced New York-breds and done very well.”

Sterling Silver, purchased for $13,000 at the Fasig Tipton Select Sale in 2020, sports a 6-3-0-1 lifetime record with over $200,000 in the bank.

Woodslane Farm’s homebred Wolfie’s Dynaghost, who was last seen finishing an even seventh in the Grade 3 Forbidden Apple on Opening Weekend at Saratoga, will target an allowance race later in the meet. 

“Right now, we’re just going to train on and maybe see if we can find an allowance race for him and try to get a win at Saratoga with him,” said Albertrani.

Wolfie’s Dynaghost earned a career-high 95 Beyer Speed Figure for his Forbidden Apple effort. 

Wolfie’s Dynaghost was runner-up in the Poker behind Masen (GB)

“He’s a very talented horse.” said Albertrani. “Sometimes, he’s just been a little bit frustrating in his races. Last time, he got stuck on the inside a little bit, but he always seems to try hard.”

He ended his 2021 season on a high note with an optional claiming victory over the turf at Tampa Bay Downs in December en route to a win over Gulfstream Park’s all-weather surface to kick off his 4-year-old campaign on January 29.

The multiple graded-stakes placed son of Ghostzapper established himself as a competitive turf miler this spring with dual runner-up efforts in the Grade 3 Appleton at Gulfstream in April and two starts later in the Grade 3 Poker in May at Belmont. 

Sporting a 15-4-2-3 lifetime record, Wolfie’s Dynaghost has banked $279,305 in earnings.

NYRA Press Office
Photo: Bouwerie at Belmont Park on May 30, 2022. (Janet Garaguso)

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