Claiming Crown Distaff Dash Features Deep Field
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Fri 04/12/2015 - 20:21 EST
The $110,000 Claiming Crown Distaff Dash is one of the many jewels on an action-packed card Saturday, December 5 at Gulfstream Park as 13 fillies and mares line up to contest the five furlong turf sprint.
At 4/1 on the morning line, Silver Sashay could be a play-against for many handicappers despite her three-race winning streak. The five year-old mare has not raced since winning a listed stakes event July 18 at Gulfstream and will make her first start out of the Alfred McIntosh barn. Silver Sashay, a winner of 10 starts in 29 career tries has found a niche sprinting on the turf with 4 wins in 6 starts at the fiver furlong distance, including 3 for 6 at Gulfstream. She will likely need to avoid a speed duel with Awesomeendsome (30/1), who will break to her inside from post 2. Silver Sashay will break from post 6 with Eddie Zayas aboard.
Belmont shipper looking comfy in Florida
Spectacular Me (5/1) boasts excellent recent form, winning 3 of her last 7 starts while thrice finishing second, and recording two thirds. The Steve Klesaris trainee shipped in from Belmont earlier this month and has been working comfortably at Gulfstream. A five year-old daughter of Catienus, Spectacular Me appears to have a class and tactical advantage over most of her main rivals.
Rumble Doll returns from freshening
Rumble Doll (8/1) is another classy contender who fits nicely against this bunch on speed figures and running style. The late-running daughter of Street Boss could have a big impact while making her first start since October 8.
Mighty Heart will attempt to become the first Canadian Triple Crown winner since Wando in 2003 when he runs in the Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine on October 24. The 1 1/2-mile race drew a field of 12.
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.
Free expert picks for the 2020 Woodbine Mile at Woodbine Racetrack on September 19. Preakness winner War of Will takes on unbeaten Shirl’s Speight in the one-mile turf race worth $1 million.
The 161st Queen’s Plate will be run September 12, 2020, after originally being scheduled for June. Clayton and Curlin’s Voyage are the favorites in a 14-horse field set to go 1 1/4 miles for $1 million.