Eight Juveniles Signed on for $150,000 Legacy Stakes at Delta
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Thu 20/11/2014 - 20:06 EST
The $150,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes for two year-old colts and geldings Saturday, November 22 at Delta Downs is the second of eight stakes races on the Delta Jackpot card.
The field of eight is set to go one mile on the main track with 2/1 morning line favorite Contangold tabbed as the one to beat. The Bob Young trainee came back from a two month layoff in his last start to win going impressively in his first start at Delta Downs against allowance foes drawing away by four lengths in the stretch. The two year-old gelded son of Half Ours is two for four in his career and has shown a professional stalk and pounce style in each of his wins.
Four Leaf Chief returns from layoff
Four Leaf Chief (3/1) will have to overcome some rust after being away since a fourth place effort in the Evening Dawn Stakes August 30. In three career starts, the Steve Flint trainee has two wins including his best performance – a two length victory in the Louisiana Cup Juvenile – the only time he has raced on a fast dirt track. As a son of former juvenile champion Lookin’ At Lucky, Four Leaf Chief certainly has a right to improve in his return, but he might only need to regain his pre-layoff form to find the winner’s circle.
Sharp maiden victor tries stakes foes
Cook Some Rice (6/1) handled straight maidens in his last start earning a Beyer Speed Figure that would be competitive against this group. His near-the-pace style could play well in a field without much speed.
The Grade 2 $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby features the two biggest names from the Triple Crown trail September 24 at Parx as a field of 12 gathers in one of the most intriguing betting races of the year.
The $1 million Cotillion Stakes September 24 at Parx features a true clash of the titans as the six-horse field is headlined by the undefeated, five-time grade 1 winner Songbird who figures to face the most stern challenge of her career.
In a completely wide open renewal of the Presque Isle Mile September 18 at Presque Isle Downs, 13 runners including the also-eligible will contest the eight furlong trip over synthetic footing.
Champion Songbird is set to make her much-anticipated return to the races in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita on Saturday. The Grade 2 event will be run at a mile and a sixteenth and has attracted a field of seven.