Las Vegas, NV -- The Grade 2 Hendrie Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, May 19th from Woodbine Racetrack. Fillies and mares four years old and upward are featured in this 6 1/2 furlong race as the entries vie for their share of the $150,000 purse on Woodbine's Polytrack surface.
A strong group of nine will go in race 8 on Woodbine's Saturday card with a post time of 4:49 PM. Here is a brief glance into the recent performances of the participants ahead of this Grade 2 event.
Hendrie Stakes Race Favorites
Roxy Gap - is coming off an impressive win in the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes on this track on April 22nd in a race that she beat Canadian champion female sprinter Atlantic Hurricane - hence being the favorite! Roxy Gap has nine career starts and has placed in all but one with five wins, a second and two third place finishes. Her regular rider and trainer have raved about Roxy Gap's recent developments - it should be interesting to see if she can put it all together again!
Atlantic Hurricane - is a Canadian champion female sprinter and is on a streak of eight wins and two third place finishes in her last eight starts! Among the wins are the Grade 3 Bessarabian Stakes and the Ontario Fashion Stakes. Most recently Atlantic Hurricane ran third in the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes here on April 22nd - that race after a five month layoff. She is a champion for a reason and will be looking to get back on track this Saturday.
Remaining Field Entries
Dr. Diamond's Prize - is coming off an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Keeneland on April 6th after failing to place in her other two starts of 2012. She did finish fourth in October in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes against a tough field proving that she can run with quality opposition.
Kitty in a Tizzy - has failed to place in each of her last five starts dating back to September 2010 and is coming off a fourth place finish last time out in the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes on this track on April 22nd. Kitty in a Tizzy has just two wins, two seconds and a third place finish in 15 career starts.
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Anne's Beauty - had some success on this track toward the end of 2011 - two wins (the Duchess Stakes in July and the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen Stakes in August) and a second in the Grade 3 Selene Stakes in September. In her only start this year, Anne's Beauty was fifth in the Wait a While Stakes at Gulfstream on April 8th.
Rashnaa - will be making her 2012 debut after a string of three second place finishes on this track in Allowance Optional Claiming races toward the end of 2011. Rashnaa has seven wins seven seconds and three third place finishes in 28 career starts.
Sweet Cassiopeia - has eight career starts, all at Woodbine. A three race win streak was snapped last time out in her graded stakes debut - the Grade 3 Whimsical in which she finished fifth. Sweet Cassiopeia has three wins and three seconds in her eight career starts.
Dancing Raven - also took part in the Grade 3 Whimsical on April 22nd and finished seventh after a third in the Algoma Stakes and a second in the Victoriana Stakes all at Woodbine. Dancing Raven has four wins, five seconds and three third place finishes in 16 career starts - all at Woodbine!
Dance to the Moon - has raced in two consecutive stakes races at Woodbine finishing sixth last time out in the Whimsical and 10th in the Grade 3 Bessarabian. Dance to the Moon has six wins in 15 career starts and has races exclusively at Woodbine.
Hendrie Stakes Entries
Race 8 on Woodbine Racetrack's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:49 PM.
|1||Roxy Gap||P. Husbands||M. Casse|
|2||Kitty in a Tizzy||L. Contreras||H. Bond|
|3||Dancing Raven||E. Da Silva||M. Doyle|
|4||Dance to the Moon||S. Callaghan||M. Doyle|
|5||Atlantic Hurricane||E. Ramsammy||S. Simon|
|6||Anne's Beauty||E. Wilson||P. Attard|
|7||Rashnaa||S. Bahen||R. Tiller|
|8||Dr. Diamonds Prize||J. Stein||M. Hubley|
|9||Sweet Cassiopeia||J. McAleney||B. Minshall|