$100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes Draws Field of Seven
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Sat 09/05/2015 - 08:22 EDT
Kentuckian headlines the field at morning line odds of 5-2 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A well-bred son of Tiznow, he broke his maiden in his career debut and was third in the San Pedro Stakes in his subsequent start as the heavy favorite. He has had a bullet workout since that last race and is scheduled to break from the outside post under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith as he goes for his first graded stakes victory.
Yiannis trying to stay unbeaten
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Yiannis for trainer John Sadler. A bay son of Midshipman, he is undefeated from two starts. After breaking his maiden in his first start, he won the San Pedro Stakes in a front-running effort and pulled off the minor upset. Kentucky Derby winning jockey Victor Espinoza will be back in the irons and they will break from the inside post as he makes the step up to graded stakes competition.
The Man getting a class test
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is The Man for trainer Bob Baffert. A dark bay son of Ecclesiastic, he is making his stakes debut after breaking his maiden in his fourth career start. He has been on the board in three of his four outings and delivered last time out as the heavy favorite over five rivals. Martin Garcia will be aboard and they will break from post position two as he goes for his second straight win.
Players trying to look beyond prohibitive favorite Tepin in the September 17 Woodbine Mile will surely have their work cut out for them as the superstar mare tackles seven rivals on the grass.
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown goes Tuesday night from Fort Erie race track, where Sir Dudley Digges will try to take another step toward Canadian racing history.
On Sunday, Woodbine will host the $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes, Canada’s most prestigious race. Restricted to horses foaled in Canada, the classic mile and a quarter contest has drawn a field of thirteen three-year-olds.
A spectacular card of graded stakes action has been assembled for Saturday at Belmont Park and the $1 million Ogden Phipps is shaping up to be one of the most competitive races of the day. The Grade 1 event for fillies and mares will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth.