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.
Competitive Field of Nine Set for $500,000 Breeders' Stakes
Danish Dynaformer has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Roger Attfield. A bay son of Dynaformer bred and owned by Charles Fipke, he […]
Danish Dynaformer has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Roger Attfield. A bay son of Dynaformer bred and owned by Charles Fipke, he has won three of his eight starts and the versatile colt has won on both synthetics and turf. He is trying to rebound after finishing sixth in the Prince of Wales Stakes and was second in the prestigious Queen’s Plate. Patrick Husbands will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position five.
Breaking Lucky trying for second straight score
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Breaking Lucky for trainer Reade Baker. A chestnut son of champion Lookin at Lucky, he has won two of his six starts and is coming off of an upset victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes. He will have jockey James McAleney aboard and they will break from post position eight as he tries to earn his second straight stakes victory.
Consisent Field of Courage looking for breakthrough win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Field of Courage for trainer Mark Casse. A dark bay son of Marchfield, he has won three of his six starts and will be trying to earn his first black-type victory. After a fifth-place finish in the Queen’s Plate, he came back to finish third in the Prince of Wales Stakes. Eurico Da Silva will be aboard and they will break from post position six.
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.