$350,000 Hopeful Stakes Draws Wide Open Field of Eight
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Sun 06/09/2015 - 11:57 EDT
Uncle Vinny has been installed as the morning line favorite in the contentious field at odds of 5-2 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $175,000 as a yearling by Starlight […]
Uncle Vinny has been installed as the morning line favorite in the contentious field at odds of 5-2 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $175,000 as a yearling by Starlight Racing, the bay colt is from the first crop from juvenile champion Uncle Mo. After breaking his maiden in his debut, he finished sixth in the Tremont Stakes and won the Sanford Stakes (G3) via disqualification last time out. John Velazquez will be aboard and they will break from post seven.
Magna Light trying to avenge tough DQ
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Magna Light for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. A bay son of Magna Graduate, he broke his maiden in his first start and finished first in the Sanford Stakes (G3) but was disqualified and placed third after interfering in the stretch. He will be trying to avenge that loss and will break from the rail under jockey Jose Ortiz.
Ralis shooting for first stakes victory
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Ralis for trainer Doug O’Neill. A bay son of Square Eddie owned and bred by Reddam Racing, he has one win from four starts and will be trying to earn his first stakes victory. He was second in the Graduation Stakes at Del Mar last time out and will be making his first start on the East Coast. Javier Castellano will be aboard from post six.
The Preakness Stakes is coming up on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The second jewel of the American Triple Crown drew a field of 10 top three-year-olds. Find out the top contenders in the race, and learn the best places to place your bets!
After all the drama of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the racing scene shifts to Pimlico Race Course in anticipation of the running of the 2019 Preakness Stakes. A couple of the high-profile contenders from the Derby are expected in the field, as well as a number of new shooters that add to the handicapping puzzle and could provide good betting value.
The field has been established for the 2016 running of the Belmont Stakes and of the thirteen contenders, there are four horses who competed in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and are moving on to the third jewel of the Triple Crown.
Wise guys who liked Stradivari in the Preakness have every right to maintain their enthusiasm for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt in the Belmont Stakes where the intriguing runner will likely make his next start.