Pumped for the jumps, a steeplechase playlistFor me, a truly "only in Saratoga" phenomenon is that people who otherwise would not give another thought to steeplechase racing actually pay attention to the jumpers at North America's most prestigious race meeting.
TwinSpires.com Summer Showdown players would do well to pay attention, too, because a steeplechase lifts the lid on a ten-race card that features a $3,000 guaranteed pool for anyone who can make a successful $10 show wager on all ten races.
For the flat racing enthusiast, handicaping a steeplechase race can appear as daunting to him/her as that last national fence appears to a Thoroughbred after running and jumping two miles under 150 pounds, but just as that last hurdle must be cleared, so, too, must this first race be passed if you want to cash in on that sweet Summer Showdown moolah.
Rather than give you a pick for the today's steeplechase race, the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes, I've prepared this play list to get you pumped up for the jumps.
I did not include Taylor Swif's "Jump Then Fall" for obvious reasons. Good luck!