New York Bred Fillies and Mares Square Off in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes
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Wed 13/08/2014 - 13:06 EDT
On Thursday at Saratoga, the New York breeding program will take center stage in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes. The mile and an eighth race is restricted to fillies and mares foaled in New York and has drawn a field of seven horses.
Tahoe Tigress has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. The five-year-old mare will have Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the irons after the pair teamed up to win by two lengths against optional claiming competition in June at Belmont. The stakes-placed mare is looking for the first stakes win of her sixteen race career and has won seven times. She was fifth in the Saratoga Dew in 2013.
Michael Friedman entry trying to rebound
Michael Friedman will send out Carameaway and Dreaming of Cara as an entry for owned Richard Greeley. The pair has been installed at 3-1 on the morning line and both are winless so far this year. Carameaway will have Rajiv Maragh aboard while her entrymate will carry Cornelio Velasquez. Both Carameaway and Dreaming of Cara were last in their most recent starts and will attempt to rebound.
Easy Living another rising star for Clement
Also in the field is Easy Living at morning line odds of 7-2 for Christophe Clement. Joel Rosario will be aboard the three-year-old daughter of Big Brown who cost $170,000 as a yearling for owner Cheyenne Stables LLC. She has won two of her four starts and was last seen winning against allowance company at Belmont Park. The Saratoga Dew Stakes will be her first attempt against stakes competition.
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.