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.
Full Field of Twelve Ready for $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes
On Saturday at Santa Anita, two-year-olds will take to the turf in the 20th running of the $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes. Run at one mile on the turf course, the race has drawn a full field of thirteen colts and geldings with one additional listed as an also-eligible.
The morning line favorite in the wide-open affair is Daddy D T at odds of 7-2 for trainer John Sadler. Purchased for $250,000 as a yearling, the ridgling son of Scat Daddy broke his maiden against stakes company at Del Mar in September. From there, he went on to finish third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) after an unsuccessful attempt on dirt. Corey Nakatani, aboard last time out, will remain in the irons and they will break from post position three.
Bolo making first start against stakes competition
Bolo has been tabbed as the second choice at 4-1 on the morning line for trainer Carla Gaines. A dark bay son of Temple City, he finished fifth in his career debut and came back to win in a front-running effort last time out to break his maiden at Del Mar. He has been training steadily since that effort at Santa Anita and will be making his stakes debut under jockey Mike Smith from post position eleven.
Broughton Kitten making first start for hot outfit
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Broughton Kitten who will be making his first start for trainer Wesley Ward. Bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the chestnut son of Kitten’s Joy broke his maiden at first asking and has been on the board in his subsequent two starts against winners. Joe Talamo will be aboard for the first time and they will break from the outside post in the full field.
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.