09/06/2011 2:57PM

Presque Isle: Three millionaires top full field for Mile

Barbara D. Livingston
Noble's Promise, trained by Ken McPeek, is one of the Presque Isle Mile's million-dollar earners.

Three millionaires and one that could be with a victory are on tap for Friday’s $250,000 Presque Isle Mile. A total of 14 horses were entered, with 12 in the main body of the race and two on the also-eligible list.

The millionaires are Noble’s Promise from the Ken McPeek barn, Ravalo, trained by Donald Barr, and Anak Nakal trained by Tim Girten. Stunning Stag, trained by Sid Attard, has $852,000 in earnings and would top the million-dollar mark if he were to win Friday.

Noble’s Promise won the Grade 3 Aristides at Churchill on June 4 and Ravalo comes in off a win in the $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup on Aug. 20. Anak Nakal, now 6, is coming off a local allowance win in his debut for Girten after making his first two starts of the year at Belmont Park and Saratoga.

Stunning Stag finished third in last year’s Presque Isle Mile. In his three starts this year, all over Woodbine’s Polytrack, Stunning Stag won the Grade 3 Vigil at Woodbine May 8 and most recently finished second, beaten a head, in the Grade 3 Seagram Cup.

The other entrants are Dazzled Saint, Al Muhtasib, Capital Appeal, Tempted to Tapit, Guys Reward, Wise Dan, Jimmy Simms, Future Prospect, El Gran Sol, and Wear the Crown.

Stakes coordinator Jim Cornes is expecting a full field for Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Presque Isle Masters, which will be drawn Wednesday. “We have horses coming in from all over the country and Canada,” he said. “I am expecting a full field and possibly a few also-eligibles.”

A few of the filly and mares mentioned by Cornes for the 6 1/2-furlong Masters were Jenny’s So Great from Woodbine, Shotgun Gulch from the Midwest, D’wild Ride and Love that Dance from Monmouth, Musical Romance from Calder, Fortune Play from Churchill, and the locals Ariana D and Sweet Lorena.