Living the Life (IRE) Eyes Return in $50,000 Camilla Urso Stakes
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Fri 13/03/2015 - 14:46 EDT
On Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, the featured race is the $50,000 Camilla Urso Stakes. Scheduled to be run at six-furlongs on their synthetic main track, the race has drawn a field of seven fillies and mares.
Living the Life (IRE) has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Gary Mandella. A five-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand (IRE), she is a seven-time career winner and has won two of her three North American starts since making her stateside debut in August. A Grade 2 winner, she was last seen finishing tenth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). Flavien Prat will be aboard and they will break from the inside post.
Tabled to Gold trying for first stakes win
Tabled with Gold is the second choice at morning line odds of 4-1 for trainer Antonio Diaz. A five-year-old California-bred daughter of Formal Gold, she has won seven of her sixteen starts and will be returning to stakes competition after winning an allowance race at Golden Gate in February in a minor upset performance. Jockey David Lopez will be back aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position three.
Ramona’s Wildcat looking to return to competitive form
Also in the field and a longshot at 15-1 on the morning line is Ramona’s Wildcat for trainer Doug O’Neill. A minor stakes winner, the four-year-old daughter of Wildcat Heir has won two of her eight starts and is trying to round back into winning form after a fourth-place finish against optional claiming competition at Santa Anita. Juan Hernandez will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post in the field of seven.
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.