Favorite Unspurned Headlines $150,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes
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Thu 06/11/2014 - 14:20 EST
On Saturday at Woodbine, the featured race is the 34th edition of the $150,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes. The seven-furlong contest has attracted a field of eight Ontario-bred three-year-old fillies.
Unspurned has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for trainer Roger Attfield. Bred and owned by Christine Hayden, the sophomore daughter of Lemon Drop Kid has won three of her ten lifetime starts, one of which came against restricted state-bred stakes competition. She was last seen finishing second in the Ruling Angel Stakes. Justin Stein will remain aboard and they will break from post position four.
Lightly-raced Fun in the Desert makes stakes debut
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Fun in the Desert, a royally-bred homebred for Sam-Son Farm and trainer Malcolm Pierce. A three-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, she is out of Canadian champion filly Eye of the Sphynx and a half-sister to Queens’ Plate winner Eye of the Leopard. She broke her maiden at first asking in September and will try winners for the first time under Eurico Da Silva from the rail.
Aragorn Amy trying to earn second stakes win
Also in the field is Aragorn Ami at morning line odds of 8-1 for Josie Carroll. A bay daughter of Aragorn (IRE), she has won two of her five career starts and has won on both conventional dirt and synthetics. She was last seen finishing third against optional claiming competition and is trying to earn her second win of the year. Luis Contreras, aboard for her last two races, has retained the mount from post three.
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.