It is another big week for Bradley Thoroughbreds and Partners! Two maidens will be sent through the gate at Belmont Thursday and Friday and Dayatthespa in the G1 First Lady at Keeneland on Saturday.
The first one to kick the weekend off will be ZLOTY (2011 f. by Exchange Rate out of A.P. Reality). She ran a very solid race first out finishing third on a very wide trip. She is training well and a good performance is expected tomorrow. It is a tough group including Royal Delta’s half sister Crown Queen, however most maiden special weight’s at Belmont are not easy. She has been listed as the 7-2 second choice for tomorrow’s race.
Maiden 1 1/16 Turf 2YO Fillies (Purse $85,000) – Thursday Post Time 12:50 PM ET
|1||Sunset Ride||Artie Schiller||M. Franco||Carl Domino|
|2||Status||Big Brown||J. Lezcano||Chad Brown|
|3||Fingers Crossed||Elusive Quality||I. Ortiz||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|4||Touch The Star||Tapit||L. Saez||Bill Mott|
|5||Crown Queen||Smart Strike||J. Velazquez||Bill Mott|
|6||Monserrat||Street Sense||J. Ortiz||Barclay Tagg|
|7||Aldara||Street Cry (IRE)||E. Prado||Tom Albertrani|
|8||Knacque||More Than Ready||R. Maragh||Robert Ribaudo|
|9||Zloty||Exchange Rate||J. Castellano||Chad Brown|
|10||Holabird||Dunkirk||J. Alvarado||Rick Violette|
|11||Chief Dante||Indian Charlie||A. Arroyo||Tom Albertrani|
SAPPHIRE BLUE (2010 f. by Mr. Greeley out of Judith Basin) is entered in the 5th race on Friday at Belmont. She ran 5th last time out at Saratoga in a Maiden Claiming $60,000. She closed hard at the end and will likely favor having a little more ground Friday. She has been training well and has been listed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for the race.
Maiden Claiming $25,000 1 1/16 Turf 3YO + Up Fillies and Mares – Friday Post Time 2:58 ET
|1||Bebes Passion||Utopia (JPN)||M. Studart||Chandradat Goberdhan|
|2||Bargaining Table||Brother Derek||C. Velasquez||John Toscano|
|3||Myperfectvalentine||Curlin||J. Ortiz||Gary Gullo|
|4||Blue Z Gal||Key Contender||A. Arroyo||Kathleen Feron|
|5||Despite Her Form||Speightstown||I. Ortiz||George Weaver|
|6||East Coast Express||Western Express||J. Alvarado||Patrick Quick|
|7||Tricky Game||Medaglia d’Oro||A. Lezcano||Reynaldo Abreu|
|8||Sapphire Blue||Mr. Greeley||J. Castellano||Chad Brown|
|9||Coralita||Lemon Drop Kid||R. Maragh||David Cannizzo|
We saved the most exciting for last with DAYATTHESPA in the G1 First Lady on Saturday. Two European invaders will be coming over to take on the Americans in Say (IRE) and Amazonas (IRE) and supplemented Winding Way will be making the trip from California. As most G1’s at Keeneland this is a tough one! “Spa” is doing very well and will try to go three for three at Keeneland. She has won the G3 Appalachian and G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over this course. It is a big day of racing at Keeneland and 23 partners, friends, and family will be in attendance to root Dayatthespa on!
The First Lady (G1) 1 Mile Turf 3YO + Up Fillies and Mares – Saturday Post Time 4:17 ET
|1||Say (IRE)||Galileo (IRE)||J. Bravo||Aiden O’Brian|
|2||Hungry Island||More Than Ready||G. Gomez||Shug McGauhey|
|3||Better Lucky||Ghostzapper||J. Leparoux||Tom Albertrani|
|4||Daisy Devine||Kafwain||J. Graham||Andrew McKeever|
|5||Winding Way||Malibu Moon||J. Albarado||Carla Gaines|
|6||Dayatthespa||City Zip||J. Velazquez||Chad Brown|
|7||Miz Ida||Proud Citizen||S. Bridgmohan||Steve Margolis|
|8||Amazonas (IRE)||Cape Cross (IRE)||J. Rocco||Edward Dunlop|
Good luck and safe trip to all three runners this weekend!