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.
Disco Partner Tops Field for $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes
Disco Partner tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer James Ryerson. A gray son of Disco Rico bred and owned by Patricia Generazio, […]
Disco Partner tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer James Ryerson. A gray son of Disco Rico bred and owned by Patricia Generazio, he broke his maiden at first asking as a juvenile at Aqueduct in October. He was second in his stakes debut and has been on the shelf since that runner-up effort in December. He has been training steadily and will break from post position four under Junior Alvarado for his first start of the year.
Possessed trying for first stakes victory
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Possessed for trainer Charlton Baker. A dark bay son of Posse, he has been on the board in five of his six starts and broke his maiden in his fourth career outing. He was last seen finishing second in a starter allowance at Aqueduct in April. Jose Ortiz will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position three.
Clockwork making three-year-old debut
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Clockwork for New England Hall of Fame trainer Timothy Hills. A gelded son of Noonmark, he broke his maiden in his career debut as a two-year-old in October. He was third in his most recent start in December at Aqueduct and has been training steadily since then for his sophomore debut. Javier Castellano has the mount from the rail.
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.