Full Field of Fourteen Set for $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes
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Sat 03/10/2015 - 12:41 EDT
On Sunday at Keeneland, the track will host the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes. A Grade 3 event for two-year-olds scheduled to be run at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, the race has drawn a full field of fourteen with two additionally entered as also-eligible.
Hot Ore tops the wide open field as the favorite at odds of 9-2 on the morning line for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A dark bay son of Unusual Heat, he has been on the board in all four starts. He broke his maiden in his third career start and went on to finish second in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes in September. Tyler Baze will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position eleven.
Unbridled Daddy trying for first stakes victory
Second choice at morning line odds of 5-1 is Unbridled Daddy for trainer Todd Pletcher. A dark bay son of Scat Daddy bred and owned by Red Oak Stable, he has been on the board in two of his three starts and will be trying to earn his first stakes victory. He was last seen finishing third in the With Anticipation Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. Javier Castellano will be aboard and they will break from post position five.
Camelot Kitten getting class test
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Camelot Kitten for trainer Chad Brown. Bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the bay son of Kitten’s Joy is stepping up to stakes competition for the first time after breaking his maiden in his career debut last time out. He prevailed by a neck over five rivals. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be back aboard and they will break from post position nine as he makes his stakes debut.
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.