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Spy in the Sky hangs on to score an upset in Grade I Smithwick
Kingsley runner wins, then claimed at Saratoga
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SPY IN THE SKY, shown here with Paddy Young up in the 2011 Carolina Cup, scored his first graded stakes win since the 2010 Carolina Cup by winning the $100,000 A.P. Smithwick last Thursday at Saratoga with Danielle Hodsdon in the saddle for trainer Jimmy Day. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Resuming his love affair with the Saratoga Race Course, Randleston Farm’s Spy in the Sky fought off a furious late charge by Left Unsaid to win the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial steeplechase (Gr. 1) by a nose on last Thursday at Saratoga.Randleston Farm is owned by part-time Camden residents Jim and Melinda Carter.All Together, always prominent in the highly competitive race over 2 1/16 miles, held on stoutly for third, 1 1/2 lengths farther back. Decoy Daddy, part of an 1.85-1 four-horse entry of leading owner Irvin S. Naylor, closed ground to take fourth, another length back.Sent off as the 25-1 longshot in a field of top steeplechase competitors, Spy in the Sky paid $52 to win after running the 2 1/16 miles in 3:50.92 on firm turf.

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