07/22/2009 11:00PM

Strike the Tiger stands out in Chenery


Strike the Tiger returns to U.S. racing in the Chenery Stakes at Colonial Downs, one of two $50,000 grass sprints for 2-year-olds.

After winning first time out as a $30,000 claimer at Churchill Downs, Strike the Tiger was part of trainer Wesley Ward's successful assault on Royal Ascot in England, winning the Windsor Castle Stakes at 33-1.

The main competition could come from Red Rally, a maiden winner last time out at Churchill Downs in his turf debut. The colt owns the superior Beyer Speed Figures in the race, registering a 72 in his debut on the main track before improving to 81 in the grass victory.

In the Tippett, the companion event for fillies, trainer H. Graham Motion sends out Taking a Chance for a second time at the meet. She easily won by four lengths on the main track in her debut.

Trainer Jerry Robb entered two, and they will race as uncoupled betting interests.

Ally Bear is unbeaten in two starts, including a front-running allowance victory at Colonial in her turf debut.

Polish Dance, the other Robb entrant, posted her maiden win last time out in the slop at Charles Town.