Geeky Gorgeous Trying to Defend Title in $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes
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Wed 08/10/2014 - 13:20 EDT
On Saturday at Parx Racing, filly and mare sprinters will be showcased in the $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes, one of three stakes races on the card. The six-furlong race has drawn a field of eight and will be contested over the main track.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 5-2 is Geeky Gorgeous, winner of the 2013 edition of the Cornucopia Stakes. Trained by Daniel Lopez, the five-year-old daughter of Devil His Due has won three of her six starts this year, all of which came against stakes competition. Angel Serpa, aboard for her last four starts, will be back in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Lady Sabelia a perfect two for two this year
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Lady Sabelia, a homebred daughter of Majetsic Warrior owned by Mrs. Frank Wright. The four-year-old filly, trained by Robin Graham, is two for two this year and won the Red Cross Stakes last time out at Monmouth. She has won four of her nine total starts and is going for the third stakes win of her career. Horacio Karamanos will remain aboard from post five.
Winning Image trying to return to form
Also in the field and breaking from the rail is Winning Image at morning line odds of 9-2. Trained by Michael Aro, the seven-year-old daughter of Southern Image is trying to improve off of a pair of fifth-place finishes in her recent starts. She has thirteen wins to her credit, nine of which have come against stakes competition and won the Cornucopia Stakes in 2011. Anthony Black has retained the mount.
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.