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'Couturier' aims for 3rd Sword Dancer

Updated: August 15, 2009, 12:15 AM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- For the horse racing enthusiast and the hardcore handicapper, Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga is head-scratching.

The horse enthusiast will be torn between wanting Grand Couturier to become the first horse to win this Grade 1 event for the third straight year or for 2004 Sword Dancer winner Better Talk Now to become the first 10-year-old to win a Grade 1 race on the flats at the Spa.

For the hardcore handicapper looking to beat Grand ...

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