Updated on 09/15/2011 1:19PM

Two live Dutrow starters on Cup Day


ELMONT, N.Y. - On Kentucky Derby Day, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. snuck into Churchill Downs and came home with two nice allowance purses. Saturday, Breeders' Cup Day, Dutrow hopes to sneak into Belmont from his cross-town Aqueduct barn and take the two Grade 3 stakes on the undercard.

Dutrow will be live in the $100,000 Stuyvesant with Burning Marque, and in the $100,000 Sport Page Handicap with Late Carson. Both horses have won their last two races.

Burning Marque, a son of Marquetry, could be the main speed from the rail in the nine-furlong Stuyvesant, which drew a field of six. Open Sesame, who finished last after bobbling a stride after the break in the Meadowlands Cup, could contest the pace under Jose Espinoza.

Graeme Hall, a multiple graded-stakes winner, was sharp in winning an allowance race by six lengths on Oct. 7 and will most likely be sent off the favorite. Cat's at Home, Country Be Gold, and Postponed complete the field.

Late Carson, a 5-year-old son of Carson City, has won two straight allowance races since returning from a 10-month layoff. In the Sport Page, at six furlongs, he will meet significantly tougher competition in the likes of Yonaguska and Snow Ridge, a pair of D. Wayne Lukas-trained horses who did not qualify for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Mr. Epperson, a Canadian-based gelding who has won 5 of 7 starts this year; Sassy Hound, a Delaware shipper who has won three straight; Big E E; and Silky Sweep complete the field.