OffTrackBetting.com - The Grade 2 Prioress Stakes will be run this Sunday, September 4 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Three year old fillies will take to Saratoga's dirt track and sprint six furlongs for the winner's share of the $300,000 purse.
10 sophomore females will take to the track in the Prioress Stakes - race 11 on Saratoga's Sunday card. Post time is 6:20 PM. Let's take a glance into the past performances of all 10 combatants for this Grade 2 stakes.
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Off the Tracks 5-2 - Todd Pletcher trained filly has seven 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 and an OK third last time out in the Grade 1 Test Stakes on this track August 6. Off the Tracks has placed in all seven starts - competitive every time out. Jose Ortiz is scheduled to ride the morning line favorite from post 7.
Kareena 4-1 - lightly raced Kiaran McLaughlin trained filly has just four career starts with two wins and a second place finish. She made her graded stakes debut last time out and finished a disappointing sixth in the Grade 1 Test Stakes on this track August 6 after a nice win in her stakes bow - the minor Jersey Girl Stakes by 6 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park June 10. Before that was a maiden score by 5 1/2 lengths at Keeneland in April and a second in her debut in March. Kareena will be after a strong bounce back Sunday when she departs from post 9 with Javier Castellano guiding the second betting choice.
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Coppa 9-2 - Phil D'Amato trained filly has three career starts and three wins. Last time out was a nice breakthrough win in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park July 9 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Santa Anita in May and a win at first asking in November. Coppa hasn't been touched so far and chases her second straight graded stakes score from gate 6. Joe Talamo will be in the irons of the morning line third choice.
Appealing Maggie 6-1 - has placed in four of five career starts for trainer Michael Hushion - three wins and a second place finish. She makes her graded stakes debut off a nice win in the minor Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park July 17, a second in the minor Jersey Girl Stakes at Belmont Park June 19, an Allowance Optional Claiming score in March and a maiden score in January. Appealing Maggie has been competitive every time out and steps up in very good form from post 5. Christopher DeCarlo has been tabbed to ride.
Dearest 6-1 - impressive Edgard Zerpa trained filly has four wins and a third place finish in her five career starts. She enters on a nice two race win streak - the minor Azelea Stakes July 2 and the minor Royal Palm Stakes June 4 - both at Gulfstream Park, a third in the Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes on that track in February and two more wins to start her career. Dearest has been a serious factor in every career start and hopes to continue her role from the outside gate 10 Saturday. Edgard Zayas will be in the saddle.
Lucy N Ethel 10-1 - Chloe Bradley trained filly has three career starts and three wins. She hits the track for the first time in nine months Sunday off a good win in her stakes debut - the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park January 2 after an Allowance score at Parx in December and a maiden score at first asking at Parx in November. Lucy N Ethel was untouchable before her layoff and hopes to pick up where she left off - from gate 2 with Jose Lezcano aboard.
Lost Raven 12-1 - Todd Pletcher trained filly has five wins, a second and a third place finish in 10 career starts. She enters having won three of her last four starts - the minor Coronation Cup last time out on this track August 1, the Grade 3 Miss Preakness Stakes in May and the minor Cicada Stakes in March - she had a fourth in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes sandwiched in there. Lost Raven has looked very good the last six months and will try to make it four wins in five starts from post 3 Sunday. John Velazquez rides.
Coniah 15-1 - Kiaran McLaughlin trained filly has two wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 10 career starts. She made her graded stakes debut last time out and finished a reasonable third against older competition in the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap on this track August 17 after a second in the minor California Governor's Cup Handicap at Sacramento July 23, a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Santa Anita in January, a eighth in the minor Blue Norther Stakes in December and a fifth in the minor Golden Gate Debutante in November. She has placed in her last three starts ahead of this weekend - decent form and will have Irad Ortiz in the saddle from the rail.
Takrees 20-1 - Kiaran McLaughlin trained filly has two wins and three second place finishes in seven career starts. She makes her graded stakes debut off a first-level Allowance score here July 22, a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming May 1 and consecutive seconds - the best of which coming behind Lost Raven in the minor Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct in March. Takrees has been OK and will be after her first stakes score from gate 8. Junior Alvarado gets the call.
One True Kiss 20-1 - Steve Asmussen trained filly has two wins, a second and four third place finishes in 13 career starts. She has been decent lately placing in four of her last five ahead of this weekend. Last time out was a slightly disappointing fifth in the Grade 1 Test Stakes here August 6 which followed a third in the Grade 3 Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park July 9, another third in the minor Jersey Girl Stakes on that track June 10, a second in the Grade 3 Miss Preakness Stakes in May and an Allowance Optional Claiming score in April. One True Kiss chases her first stakes score in OK form when she departs from gate 4 with Florent Geroux in the reins.
2016 Prioress Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 11 on Saratoga's Sunday card with a Post Time of 6:20 PM.
|1||Coniah||15-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|2||Lucy N Ethel||10-1||Jose Lezcano||Chloe Bradley|
|3||Lost Raven||12-1||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|4||One True Kiss||20-1||Florent Geroux||Steven Asmussen|
|5||Appealing Maggie||6-1||Christopher DeCarlo||Michael Hushion|
|6||Coppa||9-2||Joseph Talamo||Philip D'Amato|
|7||Off the Tracks||5-2||Jose Ortiz||Todd Pletcher|
|8||Takrees||20-1||Junior Alvarado||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|9||Kareena||4-1||Javier Castellano||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|10||Dearest||6-1||Edgard Zayas||Gilberto Zerpa|