OffTrackBetting.com - Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will be the scene of the Grade 3 Vagrancy Handicap on Saturday, May 21. A purse of $150,000 will be on the line for fillies and mares four years old an upward willing to dash 6 1/2 furlongs on Belmont Park's dirt track.
A field of just five will line up in the Vagrancy Handicap - race 11 on Belmont Park's Saturday schedule. Post time is 7:06 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all five entries for this intriguing Grade 3 stakes.
2016 Vagrancy Handicap Race Preview at Belmont Park
Paulassilverlining - Michelle Nevin trained filly has placed in 10 of 12 career starts - five wins, three seconds and two third place finishes. She won the Grade 2 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park in October, 2014 and went on to a runner-up finish in the Grade 3 Tempted Stakes to end her 2014 campaign - she also won the minor Ruthless Stakes in January, 2015. She raced in graded stakes company for the first time in 17 months last time out and posted a very nice 3 3/4 length win over Cavorting among others in the Grade 3 Distaff Handicap April 17 and good before that against lesser competition as well - a second in the minor Correction Stakes March 19, an Allowance Optional Claiming score with a career best 106 Beyer Speed Figure February 11 and consecutive thirds in minor stakes action at Laurel Park to end 2015. Paulassilverlining has been a factor in every race so far in her career and hopes to be again Sunday. She hopes to keep an impressive roll going from the rail Saturday with Jose Ortiz aboard.
Momameamaria - David Cannizzo trained filly has three wins, a second and a third place finish in 19 career starts and will be after her first stakes score Saturday. She won a pair of Allowance races last year including one on this track last May but has failed to place in her last two starts overall. Last time out was a fifth behind Paulassilverlining after leading most of the way and fading in the minor Correction Stakes at Aqueduct March 19 after a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming in February. Her only other graded stakes result was a tenth in the 2015 Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes in January. Momameamaria has been just OK so far in her career and will be looking for a special effort Saturday. Irad Ortiz gets the call from gate 4.
Blithely - has placed in 12 of 14 career starts for trainer mark Hennig. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday off an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Aqueduct April 7 which followed a respectable third in the minor Broadway Stakes in February and an Allowance score in January. Blithely has placed in her last five starts overall and looks ready for her step up Saturday. Junior Alvarado has the mount from the outside post 5.
West Coast Chick - Nicholas Zito trained mare has three wins, a second and a third place finish in 10 career starts. She has one career graded stakes start which resulted in a fifth in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes here in June, 2014. She struggled after that but has been trending upward ahead of this weekend. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Keeneland April 8 after a second and a third respectively in similar races at Gulfstream earlier this year. West Coast Chick hopes for her first stakes score Saturday and enters in decent form. Manuel Franco has been tabbed to ride from gate 2.
Stormy Sky - George Weaver trained filly makes her graded stakes debut Saturday after 13 career starts yielded four wins, two seconds and a third place finish. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score here May 1 after a DNF in her only stakes action to date - the minor Xtra Heat Stakes April 2, a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming March 10 and an Allowance win in January. She has been first or second in five of her last six starts overall and steps up in pretty good form. Eric Cancel will try to guide Stormy Sky to her first stakes score from post 3 Saturday.
2016 Vagrancy Handicap Entries & Odds
Race 11 on Belmont Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 7:06 PM.
||West Coast Chick
||Irad Ortiz, Jr.