Top Two Look Formidable in Grade 2 Inside Information
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Fri 20/03/2015 - 12:50 EDT
The $200,000 Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes March 21 at Gulfstream Park features a field of six fillies and mares scheduled to sprint seven furlongs on the main track.
With the scratch of 3/1 second choice Sweet Whiskey, even-money favorite Merry Meadow figures to go to post at very short odds after winning the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl and Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes – both of which were run at Gulfstream – in her last two starts. The five year-old Henny Hughes mare has won 8 of 28 career starts for earnings of $693,550. Merry Meadow has been a model of consistency throughout her career, finishing off the board just five times. Javier Castellano has the mount breaking from post two.
Classic Point returns after stakes win
The Florida-bred Classic Point (7/2) won the Grade 2 Go for Wand Stakes November 28 at Aqueduct in her last start and returns from the layoff after a series of workouts at Palm Meadows Training Center for conditioner James Jerkens. The six year-old daughter of Flatter has posted seven victories in 30 career starts for earnings of over $548,000, and stands the best chance of toppling the favorite. Jockey Paco Lopez will ride breaking from post four.
Wolfson to run three
Trainer Martin Wolfson will saddle a trio of runners with Quiet Hour (20/1), Centrique (15/1) and Best Behavior (12/1) set to run as an uncoupled entry. 30/1 shot You Bough Her completes the field.
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.