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August 27, 2006 · By · Share

High Finance made his return to the starting gate a winning one as he demolished the "two other than" allowance field by almost six-lengths up at Saratoga.  High Finance broke alertly and was allowed to settle in the early stages of the race before Garrett Gomez gave him his head and allowed him ease his way up into the lead shortly after the first quarter-mile which went in a very reasonable 23.  Garret Gomez kept High Finance very relaxed on the front end, as he was pressured somewhat through a half in 45.4.  When High Finance straightened away in the stretch, Gomez set him down for the drive and he widened through the lane to dismantle the field.  The running time for the race was also extremely strong, as High Finance covered the seven furlongs in 1:21.4.

High Finance earned an eye popping 108 Beyer Figure in the win.

Trainer Rick Violette said, "I don't know that there's much to say.  The horse was real professional, Garret gave him a great ride, and the rest was history.  This horse has a lot of talent.  You're not supposed to make a "two other than" allowance race at Saratoga look this easy.  He can run."

Jockey Garrett Gomez said, "It was a pretty easy trip.  I took hold of him a little bit early, but they weren't going that fast up front.  I let him go, and he went right up to the lead.  I tried to keep him relaxed with that horse to his outside, and when I asked him he responded.  I just kept him a little bit to his business, but there was no way they were beating him today."

A three-year-old son of Talk Is Money, High Finance has three wins, two seconds, and a third from seven career starts.  The win also pushed his career earnings over $106,000.

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