$100,000 Grade 3 Modesty Has Wide-Open Feel

$100,000 Grade 3 Modesty Has Wide-Open Feel

Category : News - Thu 09/07/2015 - 21:30 EDT

Riposte gets a slight nod from the morning line oddsmaker as the 3/1 favorite for trainer Bill Mott. Riposte, a grade 2 winner in 2014 has yet to find the winner’s circle in four starts this year – all of which were graded stakes events. In her last outing, Riposte finished third in the Grade 2 New York Stakes at Belmont Park June 5. Her best showing of 2015 was a second place finish in the Grade 3 Very One Stakes February 21 at Gulfstream Park. Riposte will break from post 10 under jockey Jose Lezcano.

Walk Close looks to snap losing streak

At 7/2 on the morning line, Walk Close, a four year-old Christophe Clement-trainee, is the second choice as she looks to notch her fourth win in her tenth career start. Walk Close has dropped her last six starts, finishing no better than third in a variety of listed and graded stakes events. In her last start, Walk Close ran third in the Keertana Stakes May 16 at Churchill Downs. 

Foreign invader holds plenty of intrigue 

The Uruguayan-bred, French-raced, Gaga A checks in at 9/2 after making a successful U.S. debut winning the Possibly Perfect Handicap June 7 at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Gaga A is a Group 3 winner in France, and has won 5 of 29 career starts. 

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