In the first of the two $750,000 1 1/16-mile stakes races, Improbable bided his time near the back although he was racing wide. When jockey Drayden Van Dyke asked him on the far turn he easily moved to the front and had a length lead entering the stretch. But coming from mid-pack was Long Range Toddy for trainer Steve Asmussen. Improbable couldn’t extend his lead and was caught, losing by a neck. Long Range Toddy paid $18.80, $4.20 and $2.60.