$200,000 Grade III Modesty Attracts Full Field
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Fri 11/07/2014 - 12:51 EDT
The Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap is part of Million Preview Day July 12 in Chicago which features four graded stakes races on the turf.
The Modesty, run at a mile and three sixteenths on the grass is the local prep race for the Grade I Beverly D. August 16 on Million Day. The race draws a full field of 14 fillies and mares with the Christophe Clement trained Tabreed a lukewarm 7/2 favorite on the morning line despite not having run since November. In Tabreed’s last start, she finished second in the Grade III Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct going a mile and a half.
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