Taris Launches Comeback in $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap
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Fri 14/08/2015 - 19:32 EDT
Taris tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Simon Callaghan. A four-year-old daughter of Flatter, she has won four of her six starts and was a graded stakes winner as a three-year-old filly. She has been on the shelf since a runner-up finish in the La Brea Stakes (G1) in December and has been training forwardly for her return to the races. Gary Stevens will be in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Sam’s Sister trying to regain winning form
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Sam’s Sister for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A four-year-old daughter of Brother Derek, she has won five of her nine starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. She has gone winless since January and is trying to return to winning form after finishing third in the ungraded Desert Stormer Stakes. Rafael Bejarano will be aboard from the outside post.
Graded stakes debut for Baruta (BRZ)
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Baruta (BRZ) for trainer Richard Mandella. A six-year-old daughter of Crimson Tide (IRE), she has won five of her eighteen starts and will be stepping up to stakes competition after two recent victories against allowance competition. She will have Flavien Prat aboard and they are scheduled to break from post five as she goes for her third straight win.
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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.