$100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes Attracts Field of Seven Sprinters
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Sat 05/03/2016 - 07:08 EST
On Sunday at Aqueduct, the featured race is the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes. Restricted to three-year-olds, the six-furlong contest has attracted a field of seven colts and geldings.
King Kranz has tops the wide open field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer John Terranova, II. A dark bay son of Munnings, he was purchased for $95,000 by Zayat Stables as a juvenile and has been on the board in five of his seven starts. He will be trying to earn the second win of his career and his second stakes victory. Last time out, he was sixth in the Withers Stakes (G3) and will cut back to a sprint. Cornelio Velasquez will be aboard from post position five.
Condo King trying for first stakes win
Second choice at morning line odds of 7-2 is Condo King, one of two horses in the race for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. A dark bay son of Tiz Wonderful, he cost $75,000 as a yearling and will be trying to notch his first stakes victory. He has been on the board in three of his four starts and will be trying to rebound after finishing sixth in the Jerome Stakes (G3) in January. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post.
Awesome King making stakes debut
Also in the field at morning line odds of 9-2 is Awesome Gent for trainer Todd Pletcher. A homebred for Burning Sands Stable, LLC, the bay son of Awesome Again was bred in New York and has won two of his three starts. He will be stepping up to stakes competition for the first time and followed up his maiden victory in his second start with an allowance win last time out. Manuel Franco will be aboard and they will break from post three.
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