Hieroglyphics, Small Bear one-two in Saratoga’s Better Talk Now Stakes

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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Hieroglyphics saved ground in the early going of Monday’s $100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes on the turf at Saratoga, found a lane in the stretch between horses to take the lead in deep stretch then held off a charge by fellow OBS graduate Small Bear (April ’16) to score by a neck. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile, now 8-3-3-0 for trainer Todd Pletcher with $164,272 in earnings. Consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, to the 2016 OBS March Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before going to Eclipse for $450,000.  watch his under tack video