Subtle Indian Going for Fourth Straight Win in $400,000 Count Fleet Handicap
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Sun 10/04/2016 - 08:14 EDT
On Sunday at Oaklawn Park, the featured race is the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap. Scheduled to be run at six furlongs on the main track, the Grade 3 event has drawn a field of nine colts and geldings.
Subtle Indian has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 in the wide open field for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A four-year-old son of Indian Charlie, he is a homebred for Mercedes Stables and has won six of his eight starts. The multiple stakes winner is stepping up to graded stakes competition for the first time and is undefeated from three races this year. Ramon Vasquez will be in the irons and they will break from the rail.
Cinco Charlie looking for second graded stakes win
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Cinco Charlie, one of two horses in the race for trainer Steve Asmussen. A four-year-old son of Indian Charlie, he has won eight of his fourteen starts and was a graded stakes winner as a juvenile. He is coming into this race off of a victory in the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes and will break from post position three under jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Gentlemen’s Bet trying to return to form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 15-1 is longshot Gentlemen’s Bet for trainer Ron Moquett. A veteran seven-year-old, he has won seven of his eighteen starts and is trying to earn his first graded stakes victory. He has struggled to hit the board from two starts this year and is coming out of a fifth-place finish in an allowance race. Didiel Osorio will be aboard from post position 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.