06/15/2008 11:00PM

Colonial Turf Cup draws 10


The Grade 3, $600,000 Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs in Virginia on Saturday attracted a field of 10 3-year-olds when it was drawn on Monday, including Court Vision, the winner of two graded stakes as a 2-year-old last year.

The Colonial Turf Cup is the first leg of a four-race series worth $5 million in purses and bonuses to any horse who can win all four races. The others are the July 19 Virginia Derby at Colonial, the Aug. 9 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park, and the Oct. 5 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park. Colonial Downs sponsors the bonus.

Court Vision, trained by Bill Mott, will be making his first start on grass in the Colonial Turf Cup. He won the Grade 3 Iroquois and the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes as a 2-year-old, and then finished third in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth and the Grade 1 Wood Memorial before finishing 13th in the Kentucky Derby.

The field also includes the turf stakes winner Sporting Art and this year's Lane's End Stakes winner, Adriano. Rounding out the field are El Sultry Sun, Your Round, Baltimore Bob, Nistle's Crunch, Kentucky Bear, Boss Lafitte, and Sailor's Cap.