Good Field Set to Run Buena Vista Stakes
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Mon 17/02/2014 - 16:29 EST
The highlight of the special simulcast holiday card on Monday afternoon from Santa Anita is the $200,000 Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for fillies and mares four-years-old and up racing a flat mile on the turf. In what is shaping up to be a very competitive event, 10 are expected to go to the gate, including the lukewarm 5-2 ML favorite, the Florida-bred Egg Drop. A winner of three straight graded-stakes events, she comes into this after fighting back to get the nose win in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park in early December.
Egg Drop facing toughest test in awhile
Prior to that, Egg Drop had scored a head win in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes at Santa Anita, as well as a head win in the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. This may be the toughest field she has faced in awhile, however, as it features a number of graded-stakes winners. Second choice in the morning line at 3-1 is Pontchatrain, also a winner of three straight including the Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes and last time out the Grade II Monrovia, both on the Santa Anita turf.
A couple others with upset possibility
Also in the field and listed as third ML choice at 4-1 is Bill Mott’s Tapicat, who dominated the Voodoo Dancer Stakes at Gulfstream in her last race, but who otherwise has been unable to find the winner’s circle in graded-stakes company since winning the Grade III Florida Oaks a year ago. An interesting long shot is Miss Serendipity (6-1), a Group 1 winner in Argentina who will make her second stateside start, having run into traffic trouble late and finishing fourth in her Santa Anita debut last month.
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