Dwyer Stakes Draws Field of Six

Dwyer Stakes Draws Field of Six

Category : News - Thu 03/07/2014 - 15:23 EDT

Up and coming three-year-olds will take center stage in the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Grade 3 contest is run at a mile and a sixteenth and serves as a key prep for the sophomore stakes at Saratoga later in the summer.

The morning line favorite at 8-5 is Tiz Dark, a lightly-raced son of Tiznow for trainer Todd Pletcher. The bay colt will have John Velazquez in the irons and will carry the colors of Starlite Stables. Out of a half sister to the brilliant Cross Traffic, the promising colt broke his maiden in his second career start by 6 3/4 lengths and will try winners for the first time.

Kid Cruz tries to continue momentum

Second choice at 2-1 is Kid Cruz, a three-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid who rebounded off of a dismal performance in the Preakness Stakes with an impressive score in the Easy Goer Stakes on the Belmont Stakes Day undercard. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be back aboard for trainer Linda Rice and the pair will break on the rail.

New York-bred colt tackles open company

Also in the field of six is the undefeated Captain Serious, tabbed at 7-2 on the morning line. Trained by Michael Hushion and ridden by Jose Ortiz in all three starts, the New York-bred son of Successful Appeal earned the first stakes win of his career in the Mike Lee Stakes las time out against restricted state-bred competition. The Dwyer will be his first start around two turns and first try against open company.

Category : News

Join The Conversation

More articles...
News - 23/10/19

2019 Breeders Cup Classic Picks

With the Breeders’ Cup rapidly approaching at Santa Anita November 1 and 2, some of the future lines look too good to pass. This is particularly true with a wide-open Breeders’ Cup Classic field that seems to have oddsmakers perplexed.

Read this article
News - 01/10/19

Grand Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe 2019 Odds

With the 2019 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe looming Oct.7 at Longchamp, the entire racing world will be transfixed on Enable as the superstar filly will attempt yet another historic feat.

Read this article
News - 16/08/19

Breeders Stakes Odds & Picks 2019

Representing the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, a field of 9 is set to break from the Woodbine starting gate at 5:42 ET Saturday, Aug.17 at Woodbine.

Read this article
News - 22/07/19

Prince of Wales Stakes Odds & Picks 2019

No one's won a Canadian Triple Crown in 16 years, can One Bad Boy finally break that dry spell? First, he'll need to deliver at the Prince of Wales Stakes. We have a complete betting guide to the upcoming race, including odds, tips, and picks!

Read this article