Distaff Sprinters Meet Saturday in The Bed O' Roses Handicap
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Fri 20/06/2014 - 10:22 EDT
This Saturday at Belmont Park, eleven fillies and mares are entered to compete in the $150,000 Bed O Roses Handicap (G3). The race will be contested at seven furlongs on the main track and will feature some of the top sprint fillies and mares on the East Coast.
The lukewarm morning line favorite at 7-2 is Street Girl who will also carry the highweight of 118 pounds and break from post position ten. Trained by Eddie Kenneally, the four-year-old daughter of Street Hero will have Jose Lezcano aboard as she attempts to earn her first graded stakes victory. She was last seen finishing second in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs behind the highly regarded Midnight Lucky.
Merry Meadow wants to carry stakes' success forward
Second choice on the morning line at 4-1 is Merry Meadow, a four-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes trained by Mark Hennig. Rajiv Maragh has been named to ride and has been aboard for two of her five victories, both of which have come this year. She earned the first stakes victory of her twenty start career in May at Belmont Park in the Vagrancy Handicap (G3). She will also carry 118 pounds.
Fifty-percent winner offers double-digit morning line odds
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott will send out longshot Calistoga with the red-hot Joel Rosario in the irons. The four-year-old daughter of Speightstown has won half of her six races. Tabbed at 12-1 and carrying 115 pounds, she will break from post position seven, just to the inside of Merry Meadow. Her last victory came in May over a sloppy track at Belmont Park against allowance/optional claiming competition.
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