Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes is on tap this Saturday, June 29 from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. A purse of $150,000 will be on the line for three year old fillies willing to sprint six furlongs on Belmont Park's main track.
A group of eight three year old fillies will line up in the Victory Ride Stakes - race 9 on Belmont Park's Saturday schedule. Post time is 5:17 PM. Here is a look into the credentials of all eight entries for this Grade 3 stakes.
2013 Victory Ride Stakes Race Favorites
Kauai Katie - Impressive Todd Pletcher trained filly has won six of eight career starts including the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park September 30 and the Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga August 12 before that. She was an OK fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in November but has been on fire of late - three straight wins in 2013 include the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes January 1, the Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes January 26 and the minor Road Princess Stakes in gate-to-wire fashion April 21 at Aqueduct. Last time out was an uncharacteristic third after stumbling at the start in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes behind Midnight Lucky and Close Hatches at Belmont Park May 27. Kauai Katie is a coupled entry along with...
Teen Pauline - Todd Pletcher trained filly will make just her fourth career starts. After a MSW score in her debut she finished a very respectable third in the Grade 3 Spinaway Stakes in September and then was forced to the sidelines for nine months. She returned to action June 5 to a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track.
Fusaichiswonderful - Another Todd Pletcher trained filly had a three race win streak at Emerald Downs in the spring - all Claiming races before her stakes debut produced a very good second by a half-length to So Many Ways in the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes at Churchill Downs May 3. She has three wins, a second and three third place finishes in seven career starts and will be looking to build off four straight impressive performances when she takes to the track Saturday.
Victory Ride Stakes 2013 | Remaining Field Entries
I'm Mom's Favorite - Anthony Dutrow trained filly won the minor Miss Preakness Stakes last time out over Lighthouse Bay May 17 at Pimlico for her second straight win and first stakes score. She has placed in all five career starts so far as well - three wins, a second and a third place finish. She has won three of four starts in 2013 and could be a threat to the favorites Saturday.
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Lighthouse Bay - George Weaver trained filly races in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday but is coming off her first ever stakes win - the minor Jostle Stakes at Parx June 8. Before that was an OK third in the minor Miss Preakness Stakes May 17. She has three wins, a second and a third place finish in six career starts and is in decent form after her career best performance last time out.
Native One - Christophe Clement trainee has just two career starts - a MSW score to start he career was followed by a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming June 5 - both results at Belmont Park.
Bridgehampton - will make just her third career start for trainer Anthony Dutrow on Saturday but broke maiden last time out at Belmont Park May 30. Her other career result was a fifth in a MSW at Hollywood Park May 4.
Baby J - Patrick Reynolds trainee has six career starts with two wins, a second and two third place finishes. She has two Allowance Optional Claiming starts this year with a win May 8 and a third last time out June 14 - both results on this track. She finished second to Kauai Katie in the Grade 2 Matron last fall at Belmont and is one of the two longest shots in the field at 15-1 on the morning line
2013 Victory Ride Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Belmont Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:17 PM.
|1||Teen Pauline||J. Alvarado||T. Pletcher|
|1A||Kauai Katie||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher|
|2||Fusaichiswonderful||J. Castellano||T. Pletcher|
|3||Native One||I. Ortiz, Jr.||C. Clement|
|4||Baby J||J. Rosario||P. Reynolds|
|5||Bridgehampton||J. Lezcano||M. Hushion|
|6||I'm Mom's Favorite||C. Velasquez||A. Dutrow|
|7||Lighthouse Bay||K. Carmouche||G. Weaver|