Updated on 09/18/2011 1:13AM

Hot pair take act across Hudson


ELMONT, N.Y. - After productive summer campaigns at Monmouth Park, Indy and Kansas City Boy try their luck in New York in Friday's third-level allowance feature at

1 1/16 miles over Belmont Park's inner turf.

Richard Dutrow took over the training of Indy earlier this year and the 5-year-old son of A.P. Indy won 3 of 4 starts at Monmouth, losing the other start by a neck. Three of those four starts came on dirt. In his most recent race, Indy rallied from 13 lengths off the pace to win a second-level allowance on turf by a head.

"I thought he was going to like the grass," Dutrow said. "Seemed like he was bred for it."

Indy will get a rider switch from seven-pound apprentice Mario Madrid to Cornelio Velasquez. He breaks from the rail under 123 pounds.

Indy will be coupled in the wagering with Sinners n Saints, a son of Saint Ballado who has tried the turf only one time, finishing 10th in a maiden race two years ago. He was trained by Greg Martin then. Since coming to Dutrow's care, Sinners n Saints has won 6 of 11 starts, all on dirt.

Sinners n Saints is out of the El Gran Senor mare Navarra, who is the mother of Indygo Shine, a Grade 3 winner on turf. Richard Migliore rides Sinners n Saints from post 4.

Kansas City Boy, a 4-year-old son of Boston Harbor, had some success on dirt as a 3-year-old, but his last two races on turf have been extremely good. After finishing second to the repeat winner Diabolical in a second-level allowance race, Kansas City Boy cleared that allowance hurdle with a strong closing kick when he won at Monmouth on July 19.

Kansas City Boy, trained by Mark Hennig, has not run since then and shows only two modest works leading up to this. He seems to benefit from a fast pace, which he is uncertain to get in this spot.

L'Oiseau d'Argent looms the one to catch under Mike Luzzi. A

7-year-old gelded son of Silver Hawk, L'Oiseau d'Argent does his best running on hard, firm ground. He was claimed two starts back for $100,000 and is offered for that same price tag on Friday.

Proud Man has run well over this course in the past, but he has only one win in the last 2 1/2 years. That win came exactly one year ago under these same conditions at odds of 6-1. Mike Smith rides for trainer Richard Stoklosa.

Chilly Rooster, Contante, and Helm Bank complete the field.