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Wired Bryan wins Sanford

Wired Bryan wins Sanford

NY-bred trained by former Pletcher assistant

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Trainer Michael Dilger, a former assistant to Todd Pletcher, won a graded stakes for 2-year-olds at the track where Pletcher is the king of 2-year-old racing.

The New York-bred Wired Bryan fended off a renewed threat by Hollywood Talent at the top of the stretch to win the Grade II Sanford at Saratoga Race Course.

Dilger became a head trainer in January and has won just three races, but this was a big one and could send the son of Stormy Atlantic to the Grade I Hopeful at the end of the meet.

"Today is my first stakes winner and first stakes runner ... sorry, I’m hoarse. I was cheering a little bit," Dilger said.

Grade III Bashford Manor winner Debt Ceiling, the 9-5 post-time favorite who came into the Sanford undefeated from three starts, had a troubled trip and finished last of six.

All in Blue, owned by Starlight Racing and trained by Pletcher, stumbled badly out of the gate and finished fourth.

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