Nine Juvenile Fillies Set for $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes
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Tue 21/10/2014 - 16:51 EDT
On Friday at Delta Downs, the featured race is the 9th edition of the $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes. Scheduled to be run at seven-furlongs, the race has drawn a field of nine two-year-old fillies.
Topping the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 is Sandy’s Song for trainer Cody Autrey. Purchased for $120,000 in April, the chestnut daughter of First Samurai broke her maiden in her third career start at Los Alamitos in September. She was on the board in her prior two outings, both on synthetics at Del Mar. Jockey Richard Eramia will be aboard for the first time and they will break from the rail.
Vivian Da Bling looms large after fourth in Adirondack
Second choice at 9-5 on the morning line is Vivian Da Bling who will be making her first start since a fourth-place finish in the Adirondack (G2) in August. Trained by William Bret Calhoun, the gray daughter of Too Much Bling won her first two starts as the favorite, both at Lone Star Park, including the TTA Sales Futurity. Chris Rosier will be in the irons and they will break from post three.
Private Promise a perfect two for two on dirt
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is longshot Private Promise. A dark bay daughter of Private Vow, the Louisiana-bred filly has won two of her three starts with the lone blemish coming on the turf. Trained by C.B. Williams, she will have Donald Simington back aboard from post position seven after the pair teamed up for an allowance win last time out at Louisiana Downs.
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