$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.
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.