Ageless Seeking a Repeat in $150,000 Royal North Stakes
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Sat 25/07/2015 - 14:39 EDT
Ageless headlines the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer Arnaud Delacour. A six-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, she has been on the board in seventeen of her twenty starts and is a nine-time winner. She won the Royal North Stakes (G3) last year and will try to defend her title and was most recently seen finishing third in the Jaipur Invitational (G3) at Belmont Park against male rivals. Julian Leparoux will be aboard and they will break from the outside post.
Leigh Court returning off eight-month layoff
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Leigh Court for trainer Michael Stidham. A five-year-old daughter of Grand Slam, she was the Sovereign Award winner in 2013 as the Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and has won seven of her twelve career starts. She will be making her first start since finishing fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) in November and has been training steadily for her return. Gary Boulanger will be aboard from post position six.
Richie’s Party Girl heading in the right direction
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Richie’s Party Girl for trainer Wesley Ward. A four-year-old daughter of Any Given Saturday, she has won five of her thirteen starts and will be trying to earn the first graded stakes victory of her career. She has gone winless from three starts this year but has improved with each and was second last time out in an optional claiming race at Churchill Downs. Alan Garcia has the mount and they will break from post five.
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