$70,000 Kelly’s Landing Stakes Draws Field of Eleven
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Thu 25/06/2015 - 15:39 EDT
Schivarelli tops the wide open field as the morning line favorite at odds of 4-1 for trainer Eddie Kenneally. A chestnut son of Montbrook purchased for $100,000 as a juvenile, he has won three of his nine starts and will be trying to earn the first black-type victory of his career. He has been on the board in two of his three starts this year and has been training forwardly since his last start in April. Corey Lanerie will be aboard and they will break from post position two.
Viva Majorca going for first stakes victory
Ian Wilkes will saddle Viva Majorca as the second choice at 9-2 on the morning line. A four-year-old son of Tiago bred and owned by Marylou Whitney, he has won three of his eleven starts and is trying to earn his first stakes victory. After winning an optional claiming race in April, he is trying to move forward after a fourth-place finish in the Aristides (G3). Brian Hernandez, Jr. will remain aboard and they will break from post position ten.
Brewing trying to return to form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is Brewing for D. Wayne Lukas. Bred and owned by Zayat Stables, the four-year-old son of Maimonides has won three of his twelve starts and was a two-time stakes winner as a three-year-old. He has hit the board once from three starts this year and was ninth in the Turf Sprint last time out in his first start on grass. James Graham will be aboard for the first time and they will break from post position nine.
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.