Chilean Star Il Campione (CHI) Taking on Nine in $300,000 Poker
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Thu 11/06/2015 - 16:27 EDT
Chad Brown will saddle the Chilean-bred Il Campione (CHI) who has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for his North American debut. A four-year-old son of Scat Daddy, he has won eight of his ten starts and was a multiple Group 1 winner in his native country. He has been training steadily in New York and will compete with Lasix for the first time. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and he will break from post position six.
Ironicus going for back to back stakes wins
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Ironicus for trainer Claude McGaughey, III. A four-year-old son of Distorted Humor bred and owned by Stuart Janney, III, he has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and is a three-time winner. He made his stakes debut a winning one last time out with a 2 ¾ length score in the Dixie (G2) at Pimlico. Javier Castellano will remain aboard and they will break from post position seven.
Second start off the bench for All Included
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is All Included for trainer Todd Pletcher. A four-year-old son of Include, he has won three of his five starts and will be making his first start against stakes competition after winning an optional claiming race on the turf at Belmont Park in his first start off of a ten-month layoff. He will get a jockey change to John Velazquez and they will break from the rail as he goes for his fourth straight win.
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