$400,000 Kelso Handicap Draws Seven for Super Saturday
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Thu 25/09/2014 - 22:33 EDT
At Belmont Park, "Super Saturday" will kick off with the $400,000 Kelso Handicap. The Grade 2 event will be run at one mile on the main track and has drawn a field of seven.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 4-5 is Itsmyluckyday for trainer Edward Plesa, Jr. The four-year-old son of Lawyer Ron was last seen winning the Woodward (G1) in a hard-fought stretch battle over Moreno. After being sidelined with a pelvic fracture last summer, Itsmyluckyday has won four of his six starts this year, all against stakes competition. He will break from the outside post under regular rider Paco Lopez.
Bradester going for back to back graded stakes
Second choice at odds of 3-1 is Bradester who will be making his first start at Belmont Park for Eddie Kenneally. Corey Lanerie will be back in the irons after piloting the four-year-old son of Lion Heart to the first graded stakes win of his career in the Ack Ack (G3) last time out. The bay colt will break from post position five as he attempts to earn the sixth victory of his career.
Golden Ticket a proven horse at Belmont Park
Also in the field is Golden Ticket, a longshot at odds of 8-1. The five-year-old son of Speightstown, winner of the Travers (G1) in 2013, made his Belmont Park debut a winning one last time out in the Left Bank Stakes under Joel Rosario. Rosario will again be on board and the pair will break from post position two for trainer Ken McPeek. A six-time winner, Golden Ticket is going for his second win of the year.
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Six group 1 races top a brilliant card at Longchamp in Paris, France on Sunday, October 4, headed of course by the 2020 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The great mare Enable is seeking to win her third Arc, a feat which has never been accomplished, after she ran second last year.
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