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.
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.