Buggin Out Trying for a Repeat in $57,000 Magic City Classic Stakes
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Sun 06/12/2015 - 21:26 EST
On Friday at Fair Grounds, the featured race is the $57,000 Magic City Classic Stakes. Restricted to horses bred in Alabama, the one mile contest has drawn a field of six.
Buggin Out tops the field as the heavy favorite at odds of 1-5 on the morning line for trainer Kenneth Hargrave. A four-year-old son of Indy, the chestnut gelding has been on the board in eleven of his sixteen starts and is a four time winner. He will try to defend his title in this race and won the Magic City Classic Stakes in 2014 to earn his first black type victory. He was last seen winning an optional claiming race at Delta Downs and will break from post three with Richard Eramia aboard.
Ira in competitive and consistent form
Second choice at morning line odds of 7-2 is Ira for trainer Randy Nunley. A three-year-old son of J Be K, the chestnut gelding has won four of his seventeen starts and has been on the board a total of ten times. He has three victories so far this year and is coming out of a pair of competitive efforts at Laurel Park and Delaware Park. The stakes winning juvenile will have Kerwin Clark aboard and they will break from post five.
Maiden B Street Blues trying for an upset
Also in the field at morning line odds of 20-1 is longshot B Street Blues for trainer and owner Chadwick Pointer. A six-year-old son of Prospector Street, the chestnut gelding is still a maiden from fourteen starts and has hit the board only twice. He has had one competitive effort from six starts this year and is trying to improve off of an eighth-place finish against maiden company at Hawthorne. Euclyn Prentice, Jr. will be aboard from post two.
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