Sarah Sis Looms As Favorite in $350,000 Charles Town Oaks
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Fri 18/09/2015 - 09:19 EDT
On Saturday at Charles Town, the featured race is the $350,000 Charles Town Oaks. Restricted to three-year-old fillies, the race offers Grade 3 status and will be contested at seven furlongs.
Sarah Sis headlines the field of six sophomore fillies as the favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Ingrid Mason. A dark bay daughter of Sharp Humor, she was purchased for only $20,000 as a juvenile and has won five of her eleven starts. A multiple graded stakes winner, she is trying to move forward after finishing fourth in the Ballerina Stakes (G1) last time out. Julio Felix will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from the rail.
Fusaichi Red aiming for first graded stakes win
Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Fusaichi Red for trainer George Weaver. A chestnut daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus, she has been on the board in all seven starts and earned her first black type victory two starts back in the Miss Woodford Stakes. She was second last time out in her graded stakes debut in the Prioress Stakes (G2). Joe Bravo will be aboard and they will break from post four.
Temper Mint Patty aiming for a step forward
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Temper Mint Patty for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $350,000 by Mike Repole, the dark bay daughter of Congrats has won three of her seven starts and is trying to earn her first graded stakes victory. She was third in the Fleet Indian Stakes last time out and is slated to break from post position six under jockey Luis Saez as she tries to improve off of that race.
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