Eleven Fillies Line Up for $100,000 Dixie Bell at Oaklawn
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Wed 14/01/2015 - 20:50 EST
Mid-week stakes action at Oaklawn Park includes the $100,000 Dixie Bell for three year-old fillies as a field of eleven is set to go six furlongs in the first half of the late daily double.
William Brett Calhoun trains the 8/5 morning line favorite Promise Me Silver who remains unbeaten in four starts after winning the Letellier Memorial Stakes December 20 at Fair Grounds. Promise Me Silver has never raced over the same surface twice and has captured three consecutive stakes races after breaking her maiden at Lone Star. The Texas-bred daughter of Silver City has banked $154,355. She will break from post six with veteran Oaklawn jockey MC Berry in the irons.
Sarah Sis draws well
7/2 second choice Sarah Sis was a sharp allowance winner October 11 at Keeneland, and has trained steadily at Hawthorne and Oaklawn since. The Ingrid Mason trainee has won two of three career starts with a second place effort in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes. Breaking from post nine under jockey Julio Felix, Sarah Sis might have a tactical advantage over many of the speed horses in the field. The daughter of Sharp Humor will try to improve upon her $73,000 lifetime earnings.
Unbeaten filly tries stakes company
Toutsie Rules (4/1 ML) enters the Dixie Bell two for two after notching a maiden special weight victory at Keeneland and following it with an allowance score at Fair Grounds. The Michael Stidham trainee will be ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, and break from post seven. The remaining eight runners are 8/1 and above on the morning line.
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.