$100,000 California Derby Draws Field of Eight
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Thu 15/01/2015 - 13:44 EST
On Saturday at Golden Gate, the track will host the $100,000 California Derby. The race will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth on the synthetic main track and has drawn a field of eight three-year-old colts and geldings.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 2-1 is Soul Driver for trainer Jeff Mullins. A chestnut son of Street Boss, he will be trying synthetics for the first time after breaking his maiden over conventional dirt and then racing over turf in his next three starts. He was last seen finishing second in the Eddie Logan Stakes and has had a pair of encouraging workouts since then. Regular rider Tyler Baze will be aboard from post position five.
Broughton Kitten going for first stakes win
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Broughton Kitten, a homebred son of Kitten’s Joy for Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Trained by Wesley Ward, he broke his maiden in his career debut in September on the turf. Since then, he has hit the board against winners on both turf and synthetics. He was last seen finishing fourth in the Eddie Read after a slow start. Frank Alvarado will be aboard for the first time from post position seven.
Stand and Salute has home track advantage
Also in the field at 3-1 on the morning line is Stand and Salute, one of three horses in the race for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A dark bay son of Saint Anndan bred and owned by Red Oak Stable, the synthetic specialist is a perfect two for two at Golden Gate. After breaking his maiden in his third start, he came back to win the Gold Rush Stakes last time out. Russell Baze will be in the irons after piloting him to win last out and they will break from post four.
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