Lady Finger Stakes Offers Contentious Betting Opportunity
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Thu 17/09/2015 - 00:12 EDT
Carded as race 4 at Finger Lakes Friday September 16, the Lady Finger Stakes may escape the notice of much of the betting public, but the six furlong tilt has drawn a field of 12 two year-old New York-bred fillies in wide-open wagering event.
At morning line odds of 3/1, Celestial Sighting is the lukewarm favorite for trainer Rudy Rodriguez following a second-place effort in the Bolton Landing Stakes August 19 at Saratoga. That performance in career start number two followed an impressive debut win against maiden special weight foes at the Spa August 3. Celestial Sighting, a daughter of Eskendereya has flashed major ability and may only need to prove she is equally formidable away from Saratoga.
Backwood Bay tries stakes foes again
Backwood Bay (7/2) also scored with a debut win against maiden special weight company at Saratoga while accomplishing the feat August 15. The Linda Rice trainee then returned to run fifth against a tough field in the Seeking the Ante Stakes two weeks later. The daughter of Girolamo may have been compromised by the quick turnaround as Rice boasts better numbers with runners returning from 30-60 days of rest.
Gregorian Gold bypasses maidens
At 5/1 Gregorian Gold can’t be dismissed from consideration for trainer/owner Richard Lugovich. Gregorian Gold, still a maiden, enters the Lady Finger off a second place finish in her debut August 24 at Saratoga.
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