`$80,000 Osunitas Stakes Draws Full Field of Twelve
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Fri 17/07/2015 - 17:45 EDT
John Sadler will saddle Elektrum (IRE) as the lukewarm favorite in the wide open field at odds of 7-2 on the morning line. A four-year-old daughter of High Chaparral (IRE), she has been on the board in nine of her fourteen starts and is a three-time winner. She stepped up to domestic graded stakes company for the first time last time out and wound up fourth in the Gamely Stakes (G1). She will have Victor Espinoza aboard from post position three as she goes for her first stakes win.
Gas Total (BRZ) trying for first stakes victory
Second choice at 9-2 on the morning line is Gas Total (BRZ) for trainer Richard Mandella. A six-year-old daughter of Sulamani (IRE), she will be trying to earn her fifth career victory and earn the first stakes win of her career. She was last seen finishing second in the Possibly Perfect Handicap after a runner-up performance in the Vanity (G1). She is scheduled to break from post position twelve under jockey Flavien Prat.
Famous Alice attempting to rebound
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Famous Alice for trainer Tim Yakteen. A four-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy, she was purchased for $110,000 as a juvenile and has won three of her twelve starts. She is trying to rebound and earn her first black type victory after finishing fifth in the Royal Heroine Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita last time out and will have Gary Stevens aboard from post position eight.
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.