Wonder Gal Tops Wide Open Field for $300,000 Mother Goose
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Thu 25/06/2015 - 16:46 EDT
The morning line favorite at odds of 3-1 in the wide-open field is Wonder Gal for trainer Leah Gyarmati. Purchased for $210,000 as a juvenile, the dark bay daughter of Tiz Wonderful has been on the board in five of her six starts and is trying to earn her first stakes victory. She was last seen finishing third in the Acorn (G1) at Belmont Park. She will get a jockey change to Rajiv Maragh and they are scheduled to break from post position ten.
Eskenformoney trying to rebound after Kentucky Oaks
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Eskenformoney for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $225,000 as a yearling by StarLadies Racing, she has been on the board in six of her ten starts and is trying to earn her first black-type victory. She finished tenth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) after a troubled trip. Regular rider Javier Castellano will be aboard and they will break from post position nine.
Munasara facing big class test in step up to stakes company
Also in the field at morning line odds of 10-1 is Munasara for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Bred and owned by Shadwell, the bay daughter of Bernardini is out of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) winner Lahudood (GB) and is undefeated from two starts. She will be stepping up to stakes competition after winning an optional claiming race and will have John Velazquez in the irons from post four.
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