Champagne Stakes 2014 at Belmont Park

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 1 Champagne Stakes comes our way this Saturday, October 4 from Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Two year olds will take to Belmont Park's main track and go one mile searching for the winner's share of the $500,000 purse and an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita.

A small but quality field of six will line up in the Champagne Stakes - race 8 on Belmont Park's Saturday card. Post time is 4:29 PM. Here is a glimpse into the past performances of all six entries for this Grade 1 stakes.

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Daredevil - Todd Pletcher trained colt has just one career start and it was an impressive debut - a 6 1/2 length maiden score on this very track September 13. Todd Pletcher horses are money in this race and the trainer likes his chances in this one. Daredevil will depart from the outside post Saturday with Javier Castellano aboard the 2-1 morning line favorite.

El Kabeir - has two career starts for trainer John Terranova with one win and a third place finish. Last time out was that win - an astounding 10 3/4 length maiden score at Saratoga August 30. He will depart from the rail as the 5-2 morning line second choice with Irad Ortiz in the reins.

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Upstart - Richard Violette trained colt will try to remain perfect in his career - he has two starts and two nice wins. Last time out he won the minor Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga August 24 with a 95 Beyer Speed Figure after a maiden score at first asking. Jose Ortiz Jr. Get the call aboard the 7-2 third choice from post 2.

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Holy Boss - will race for just the second time for trainer Steve Asmussen after his first career start resulted in a nice maiden score at Churchill Downs September 6. He will have Ricardo Santana in the reins from post 4 at 5-1 odds.

I Spent It - Anthony Dutrow trained colt has been successful so far in his three race career - two wins and a second place finish. Last time out was a second in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga September 1 after a terrific win in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special August 10 and a maiden score in July. He is the most experienced entry against top competition and is being sent off at an intriguing 6-1 on the morning line with Jose Lezcano in the reins.

The Truth Or Else - Kenneth McPeek trained colt hits the track for the fifth time Saturday but makes his stakes debut. Last time out was a maiden score after a pair of fourths and a third in similar races to start his career. Cornelio Velasquez gets the mount Saturday aboard the longest shot in the field (10-1) from post 5.


2014 Champagne Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 8 on Belmont Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:29 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 El Kabeir I. Ortiz, Jr. J. Terranova, II
5-2
2 Upstart J. Ortiz R. Violette, Jr.
7-2
3 I Spent It J. Lezcano A. Dutrow
6-1
4 Holy Boss R. Santana, Jr. S. Asmussen
5-1
5 The Truth Or Else C. Velasquez K. McPeek
10-1
6 Daredevil J. Castellano T. Pletcher
2-1

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