Zyramid tallies sharp Saratoga maiden special weight score

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Zyramid breaks his maiden July 13 at Saratoga - NYRA photo
Zyramid kicked away from the field in upper stretch to draw off to a three-length maiden special weight win Saturday at Saratoga in the second lifetime start for the 2-year-old Zayat Stables colt.

Stalking just to the outside of Vaya Con Dios through the first half-mile, Zyramid forged to the lead inside quarter-pole and held sway the rest of the trip to stop the timer in 1:03.78 for the 5 1/2-furlongs (VIDEO).

Third in his June 8 debut over a sloppy Churchill Downs strip, Zyramid picked up $49,500 for the win. The gray/roan son of City Zip is out of the three-time stakes winner Ravi's Song, whose dam Lu Ravi earned more than $1.8 million.