Grade II $200,000 Adirondack Features Battle of Unbeatens

Grade II $200,000 Adirondack Features Battle of Unbeatens

Category : News - Sat 09/08/2014 - 20:14 EDT

Even at a tradition-laden racetrack like Saratoga, the Grade II $200,000 Adirondack Stakes for two year-old fillies stands out as one of racing’s timeless jewels as the race has been in existence since 1901.

 August 10 marks yet another renewal of the Adirondack drawing a field of seven led by 5/2 morning line favorite Angela Renee who will be making just her second career start after an impressive maiden-breaking debut for trainer Todd Pletcher June 27 at Belmont.  A daughter of the 2006 Preakness, Travers, and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Bernardini, Angela Renee certainly has a right to follow in the footsteps of other top-notch fillies trained by Pletcher to win this race such as Octave (2006) and Kauai Katie (2012). 

Wonder Gal already a stakes winner 

Wonder Gal is the 3/1 second choice for trainer Leah Gyarmati after debuting with a win July 6 at Belmont in the Lynbroook Stakes.  Wonder Gal’s sire is Tiz Wonderful who was a precocious two-year old himself winning the Grade III Iroquois Stakes and Grade II Jockey Club Stakes in 2006.  Wonder Gal, a New York bred, will break from the rail.

Vivian Da Bling may be overlooked 

Like Angela Renee, Cavorting (7/2 ML), is a daughter of Bernardini and a debut winner against maiden special weight company at Belmont Park.  Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Cavorting will be an interesting item in a race that looks like might come down to which lightly raced filly can improve the most off solid debut efforts.   It is worth noting that Vivian Da Bling (4/1 ML) is two for two for trainer William Brett Calhoun, but will be racing away from Lone Star Park for the first time. 

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