Adulator gave us plenty of reason to be optimistic heading in to his two-turn debut at Saratoga Race Course and every reason to celebrate afterwards! The handsome bay colt entered the race off of a brutally close loss at Belmont Park in which he produced his best speed figure to date. An impressive seven furlong move on the Saratoga main track set him up for a stiff test in both distance and competition at the Spa. Facing a tough field that included several highly regarded prospects and some who had flirted with stakes company, Adulator received a textbook perfect ride from Hall of Famer John Velazquez. The result? An impressive win on a rainy day and dreams of bigger things to come.