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OffTrackBetting.com - Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will be the scene of the Grade 1 Beldame Stakes on Saturday, October 1. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be featured when they take to Belmont Park's dirt track and race 1 1/8 miles for the winner's share of the $400,000 purse.
Seven older female distaffers will take to the track in the Beldame Stakes - race 10 on Belmont Park stacked Saturday card. Post time is 5:45 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all seven combatants for this Grade 1 stakes.
Forever Unbridled 1-1 - consistent Dallas Stewart trained filly has four wins, three seconds and three third place finishes in 12 career starts. She enters off an OK third in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga August 27 which followed a second to Cavorting in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park June 11 and a three race win streak - the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 15, the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic January 30 and the Grade 3 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct November 28. Before that was a fifth in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes in October, an ugly eleventh in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks May 1 and consecutive third place finishes - the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks March 28 and the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes in February. Forever Unbridled has been looked good in her last five starts overall and hopes to be in the mix again Saturday. Joel Rosario rides the even money favorite from gate 2.
Off the Tracks 5-2 - Todd Pletcher trained filly has eight career starts - four wins, a second and two third place finishes. She broke maiden at first asking at Gulfstream last June and went on to a terrific win in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga last July. She returned from a seven month layoff February 21 and posted a good win by 4 1/2 lengths in the minor Margate Handicap February 21 and followed that with an OK third as favorite in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks April 2, a game second behind Carina Mia in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes June 11, an impressive win in gate-to-wire fashion in the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park July 2, an OK third in the Grade 1 Test Stakes August 6 and a somewhat disappointing fourth in the Grade 2 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga September 4. Off the Tracks has placed in seven of eight career starts - competitive virtually every time out. She tries to avenge her worst career result from the outside post 7 with John Velazquez in the irons of the second betting choice.
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Going for Broke 6-1 - Chad Brown trained filly has three wins and two second place finishes in five career starts. Last time out was an OK stakes debut - a distant second behind the terrific Songbird in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga August 20 which followed a three race win streak -an Allowance Optional Claiming score July 27 after wins in an Allowance June 12 and a MSW in May - both at Belmont Park. Going for Broke has been impressive so far and looks to keep a strong run going from post 5 Saturday. Irad Ortiz rides.
Penwith 10-1 - Kiaran McLaughlin trained mare has five wins, two seconds and three third place finishes in 17 career starts. She arrives in OK form - a second as favorite last time out in the minor Lady Jacqueline Stakes at Thistletown August 27 followed a third in the Grade 3 Delaware Handicap July 16 and a couple of unflattering results - a sixth in the Grade 1 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs May 6 and a fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita in April. Before that were consecutive wins by a combined five lengths - by an impressive three lengths in the Grade 1 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream February 13 and an Allowance Optional Claiming by two lengths at Santa Anita January 21 and nearly a year away from the track. She also posted an OK third in the Grade 2 Indiana Oaks in October of 2014. Penwith looks to snap a four race win streak and for her second graded stakes score this year when she leaves from gate 4. Javier Castellano has been tabbed to ride.
Rachel's Temper 10-1 - Charlton Baker trained mare has 32 career starts with six wins, six seconds and five third place finishes. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off a good win in the minor Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga August 22, a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming on that track July 27 and a seventh a win and a third respectively in a trio of Allowance races on this track. She steps up on the heels of a career best effort and will try to build on that from post 3. Manuel Franco gets the call.
Paola Queen 15-1 - has eight career starts for trainer Gustavo Delgado with two wins, two seconds and a third place finish. Last time out was a career best effort - a win over Off the Tracks at 55-1 in the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga August 6. That result followed a fifth in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park June 11, a disappointing ninth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks May 6 and a good second in her stakes debut April 2 - the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. Before that she broke maiden February 14 in her fourth career start and had a second, a third and a fifth to start her career. Paola Queen was good at the beginning of the year and enters off her best result to date. She hopes to build on that effort from gate 6 with Luis Saez aboard.
Tiger Ride 15-1 - Graham Motion trained filly has five wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 14 career starts. She posted a respectable second in the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream Park March 19 and a career best effort - a victory in the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes in October. She has been OK lately - a second last time out in the minor Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga August 22 followed a respectable third in the Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes at Parx July 4, an eighth in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico May 21 and a sixth in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland in April. She also had a nice win in the minor Indiana Grand Stakes last September 9, a fourth in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks and another minor stakes win - the TaWee Stakes last July. Tiger Ride has been up and down and will seek her first win in nearly a year Saturday from the rail with Jose Ortiz aboard.
Race 10 on Belmont Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:45 PM.
|1||Tiger Ride||15-1||Jose Ortiz||H. Motion|
|2||Forever Unbridled||1-1||Joel Rosario||Dallas Stewart|
|3||Rachel's Temper||10-1||Manuel Franco||Charlton Baker|
|4||Penwith||10-1||Javier Castellano||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|5||Going for Broke||6-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Chad Brown|
|6||Paola Queen||15-1||Luis Saez||Gustavo Delgado|
|7||Off the Tracks||5-2||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
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