Las Vegas, NV - Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York will be the scene of the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes on Sunday, August 31. A purse of $350,000 will be on the line for two year old fillies willing to go seven furlongs on Saratoga's main track.
A solid field of nine juvenile fillies will take to the track in the Spinaway - race 10 on Saratoga's Sunday card. Post time is 5:47 PM. Let's take a brief look into the past performances of all nine entries for this Grade 1 stakes -- the final race of track announcer Tom Durkin's 25 year career.
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Angela Renee - Todd Pletcher trained filly raced in graded stakes company for the first time August 10 and finished a good second after a great duel with Cavorting in the Grade 2 Adirondack on this track. Prior to that she had one start - a maiden score at Belmont Park in June. She has been competitive in both career starts - more is expected Sunday with John Velazquez aboard from gate 2 as Angela Renee adds blinkers for the first time.
Condo Commando - will race for just the second time for trainer Rudy Rodriguez - the first being a Maiden Claiming score by an incredible 12 lengths at 12-1 odds on this track August 3 - earning a very good Beyer Speed Figure of 85. She starts from the rail with Joe Bravo guiding her.
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Curalina - Todd Pletcher trained filly has just one career start and it resulted in a second to the highly regarded Tony Dutrow trained filly High Dollar Woman in a MSW on this track July 27. She earned an 87 Beyer Speed Figure in that race - best of any entry for the Spinaway. Javier Castellano gets the call from gate 7.
By the Moon - has just one career start for trainer Michelle Nevin and it was a good one - a maiden score on this track July 18 by three quarters of a length (the third place finisher was nearly 10 back). Jose Ortiz will be aboard By the Moon in her stakes debut from post 4.
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Lady Zuzu - highly regarded D Wayne Lukas pupil will be looking to improve upon a third place finish by only 1 1/2 lengths in her only career start - a MSW on this track August 8. Luis Saez will be aboard from post 3.
Darling Sky - is coming off a maiden score by 7 1/4 lengths for trainer Robert Reid in her only career start at Parx August 9. Camelio Velasques has been tabbed to ride Darling Sky from post 5.
Winter Dawn - Wayne Catalano pupil will hit the track for just the second time after a maiden score in her debut - on this track August 3. Shaun Bridgmohan rides from post 6.
Ryabinka - the most experienced of all the entries for the Spinaway - four career starts with a win and two second place finishes. Last time out was an ugly seventh in her stakes debut - the minor Cassidy Stakes at Gulfstream July 12 after a maiden score in her third career start and a pair of seconds in MSW races in June. Joe Rocco Jr. will be in the saddle from post 8.
Bonnie K - ships in from Penn National for trainer James Lawrence off a maiden score in her only career start. Jose Lezcano gets the mount from the outside post Sunday.
2014 Spinaway Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 10 on Saratoga's Sunday card with a Post Time of 5:47 PM.
|1||Condo Commando||J. Bravo||R. Rodriguez|
|2||Angela Renee||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher|
|3||Lady Zuzu||L. Saez||D. Lukas|
|4||By the Moon||J. Ortiz||M. Nevin|
|5||Darling Sky||C. Velasquez||R. Reid, Jr.|
|6||Winter Dawn||S. Bridgmohan||W. Catalano|
|7||Curalina||J. Castellano||T. Pletcher|
|8||Ryabinka||J. Rocco, Jr.||G. Dorochenko|
|9||Bonnie K||J. Lezcano||J. Lawrence, II|