$100,000 Mr. Sinatra Stakes Draws Field of Five
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Fri 20/03/2015 - 10:13 EDT
On Saturday at Aqueduct, the track will host the inaugural running of the $100,000 Mr. Sinatra Stakes. Carded at a mile and a sixteenth on the inner track, the race has drawn a field of five colts and geldings.
Stormin Monarcho tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5 for trainer David Jacobson. A five-year-old gelded son of Monarchos, the nine-time career winner is a multiple stakes winner though he has struggled in both starts against stakes company this year. Last year, he won five of his thirteen outings. After a pair of fifth-place finishes, he has had a recent workout and will have Cornelio Velasquez in the irons from the outside post.
Celebrated Talent shooting for first stakes win
Second choice at 2-1 on the morning line is Celebrated Talent for trainer Linda Rice. A five-year-old gelded son of Bernardini, he has won three of his fifteen starts and will be trying to earn the first stakes win of his career. After getting disqualified and placed fifth from a third-place finish last time out, he has had a recent bullet workout and will break from post position four under Jose Ortiz.
First start off of the claim for Don Dulce
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Don Dulce for trainer Abigail Adsit. A seven-year-old gelded son of Maria’s Mon, he was claimed out of a winning effort against optional claiming competition last time out. Adsit, a former assistant of Linda Rice, has saddled nine winners this year. Don Dulce will break from the rail under jockey Manuel Franco.
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