OffTrackBetting.com - The G1 Natalma Stakes comes our way this Sunday, September 17 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. A purse of $250,000 will be up for grabs for two-year-old fillies willing to line up and race one mile on Woodbine's turf track.
A field of nine will give it a go in the Natalma Stakes - race 9 on Woodbine's Sunday card. Post time is 5:24 PM. Here is a brief look into the past performances of all nine entries for this intriguing G1 stakes - a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in November.
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2017 Natalma Stakes Entries at Woodbine Racetrack
March X Press 5-2
Impressive Todd Pletcher trained filly has two career starts and two nice wins. Last time out her win came in the minor Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga August 16 which followed a maiden score on that same track August 2. March X Press tries to remain undefeated in her graded stakes debut with Jose Ortiz in the saddle of the only stakes winner in the field and morning line favorite - from post 3.
Wonder Gadot 3-1
Highly regarded filly will hit the track for just the second time for trainer Mark Casse looking to remain unbeaten. Her only career start resulted in an Allowance score by four lengths in a race that featured five winners - on this track August 26. Wonder Gadot looked good in that start and hopes to carry the momentum into her stakes debut. Patrick Husbands has the mount on the second betting choice from gate 8.
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Golden Orb 7-2
Has just one career start for trainer Christophe Clement and it was a good one - a maiden score at Saratoga August 6. She looked good in that race and hopes to do so again Sunday. Luis Contreras gets the call on the morning line third choice from gate 6.
Chad Brown trained filly will race for just he second time looking to build on a nice maiden score at first asking - at Saratoga August 10. She tries to stay undefeated in what represents a huge step up Sunday. John Velazquez has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
Capla Temptress 8-1
Irish bred Marco Botti trained filly has three career starts and has hit the board in all - two wins and a third-place finish. She makes her North American debut Sunday off a respectable third in the Group 3 German-Thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes August 12 after two Novice Weight For Age Stakes wins to start her career. Capla Temptress is the most experienced entry in the field and has looked good in her three starts to date. She tries to make some noise on North American soil with Joel Rosario in the irons from post 7.
Dixie Moon 8-1
Catherine Day Philips trained filly will hit the track for just the second time hoping to build on a nice maiden score at first asking - on this track August 19. She tries to remain undefeated in her step up when she leaves from the outside post 9 with Eurico Rosa Da Silva guiding her.
Pretty Lady 12-1
Mark Casse trained filly has one career starts which resulted in an OK runner-up finish in a field composed of mostly colts - on this track August 27. She hopes to break her maiden Sunday when she leaves from post 5 with Gary Boulanger scheduled to ride.
Mo Big Cat 20-1
Has four career starts for trainer Mark Casse with a win, a second and a third-place finish - all on this track. She races in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday of a second behind stablemate Wonder Gadot in an Allowance August 26, a third in the minor Shady Well Stakes July 23, a maiden score July 8 and a fifth in her debut June 10. Mo Big Cat has been OK so far and chases her biggest win to date Sunday with Jesse Campbell guiding her.
Roger Attfield trained filly has two career starts with one win and a second-place finish - both on this track. She steps into stakes company for the first time Sunday off a maiden score August 25 after an OK second in her debut August 5. Delamar has been good so far and looks ready for her major step up in competition. Jerome Lermyte rides from gate 4.
2017 Natalma Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 9 on Woodbine's Sunday card with a Post Time of 5:24 PM.
|1||Dooder||6-1||John Velazquez||Chad Brown|
|2||Mo Big Cat||20-1||Jesse Campbell||Mark Casse|
|3||March X Press||5-2||Jose Ortiz||Todd Pletcher|
|4||Delamar||20-1||Jerome Lermyte||Roger Attfield|
|5||Pretty Lady||12-1||Gary Boulanger||Mark Casse|
|6||Golden Orb||7-2||Luis Contreras||Christophe Clement|
|7||Capla Temptress (IRE)||8-1||Joel Rosario||Marco Botti|
|8||Wonder Gadot||3-1||Patrick Husbands||Mark Casse|
|9||Dixie Moon||8-1||Eurico Da Silva||Catherine Day Phillips|