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YESTERDAY September 02, 2015
Ceisteach, winner of the Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware in her last start, drew post 4 and heads a field of nine entered in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Glens Falls Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 3/8 miles.
Trainer Chad Brown will send out the trio of Takeover Target, Money Multiplier and Winter Springs in a field of eight entered for Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Saranac Stakes for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on turf.
The Illinois-bred Recount, a winner in five of his seven career starts, probably will race next in the $300,000 Gallant Bob on Sept. 19 at Parx Racing, trainer Jim DiVito said.
On Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen will send out Constellation against Rachel Alexandra’s second foal, Rachel’s Valentina, in the Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga.
Judy the Beauty, the champion female sprinter of 2014, will not start Sunday in the $80,000 C.E.R.F. Stakes at Del Mar, trainer Wesley Ward said in a text message Wednesday.
Colby Hernandez, the second-leading rider in North America in wins this year, is named on four mounts Saturday at Ellis in starting what will be several weeks of action in Kentucky.
Academic will try to become the first filly to win the Grade 3, $250,000 British Columbia Derby since Ali Miss won the richest race in western Canada in 1956.
The final four-day stretch of the 31-day Ellis Park meet begins Friday, with the last of four stakes, the $50,000 Cliff Guilliams Memorial, anchoring the closing-day card Monday.
Even getting away from Saratoga didn’t help Corey Lanerie find the winner’s circle.
Mrazek, winner of the Graduation Stakes for California-breds Aug. 5, will miss the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga on Monday because of body soreness.