Button Down (GB) Headlines Wide Open Field for $100,000 Cardinal Handicap
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Fri 20/11/2015 - 19:42 EST
On Saturday at Churchill Downs, the featured race is the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap. A Grade 3 race carded at a mile and an eighth on the turf, the stakes has drawn a field of thirteen fillies and mares.
Button Down (GB) tops the wide open field as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 for trainer Josie Carroll. A four-year-old daughter of Oasis Dream (GB), she has been on the board in eight of her thirteen starts and is a two-time winner. She is trying to earn her first graded stakes victory and was last seen finishing fifth in the E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1) at Woodbine. Paco Lopez will be aboard and they will break from post position eleven.
Wiener Valkyrie (GB) making second start in U.S
Second choice at morning line odds of 5-1 is Wiener Valkyrie (GB) for trainer Ed Walker. A homebred daughter of Shamardal, the three-year-old filly has been on the board in seven of her eleven starts and has only a maiden victory to her credit. She was second in her North American debut in the Athenia Stakes (G3) after beginning her career in Europe. Shaun Bridgmohan will be aboard and they will break from post position three.
Emotional Kitten trying for first win of the year
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is Emotional Kitten for trainer Wesley Ward. Bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the five-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy is a five-time winner and was a graded stakes winner earlier in her career. She is looking for her first victory of the year and has been on the board in four of her six starts. Mario Pino will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position nine.
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