$100,000 Long Branch Serves as Grade 1 Haskell Prep
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Fri 10/07/2015 - 19:30 EDT
7/5 morning line favorite, Stanford will break from post three after losing as the heavy favorite in the Easy Goer Stakes June 6 at Belmont. Prior to that effort, the Todd Pletcher-trainee was narrowly defeated in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby March 28 at Fair Grounds, and was expected to make his next start in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby before being scratched with a minor injury a day before the race. Stanford, a winner of 2 of 6 career starts will be ridden by Joe Bravo.
Classy colt deserves respect
Super Colossal (8/5) will vie for post-time favoritism with Stanford, after finishing second in the June 14 Select Stakes at Monmouth – just the second non-winning effort of the colt’s six-race career. The Edward Plesa-trainee was racing for the first time in four months after missing time following his win in the February 7 Texas Glitter Stakes at Gulfstream. Super Colossal ‘s only other defeat was a seventh-place effort in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after winning the Sapling and Tyro Stakes at a two-year old at Monmouth.
Gorgeous Bird looks to regain form
Gorgeous Bird will try to regain form after three consecutive off-the-board finishes in the Grade 2 Fountain of youth, Grade 1 Bluegrass, and an allowance race. Trained by Ian Wilkes, Gorgeous Bird has 2 wins in 6 starts.
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