Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Opportunites galore as monster weekend is among us

Shared Account highlights a quintuplet of Colonial runners on Saturday in the Grade III $150,000 Virginia Oaks. The Oaks will be the second grass start of the three-year-old's career. In her first grass try, she ran third in the Perfect Sting over a yielding Belmont Park turf course. It is certainly plausible that she will move forward are her first time over firm ground. She was coming late that day and another angle to take is that she's appreciate the extra half furlong in the 1 1/8 miles event.

The gray-gelding Independent George will also take the southbound trip to Colonial in route to an appearance in the $50,000 Kitten's Joy stakes. Although the six-year-old has not won since May 2008, he is 7-for-9 career in the money at Saturday's distance of a mile. Edgar Prado is named to ride both Colonial stakes runners.

For Sally runs in the eighth race while For Passion and Spangled Star make their debuts.

Coming off a credible performance, Caprice returns after a freshening in the Grade III Robert Dick Memorial at Delaware Park.

The race sure has came up competitive as Winter View brings her three-race win streak to the table. Along with the Augustin homebred, the dangerous invader Astrologie for Christophe Clement will be there. Other main threats include Dyna's Lassie and Dress Rehearsal.

On Sunday, Sumo makes his return to the races in the Grade III Barbaro Stakes at Delaware. The 3-year-old Fusiachi Pegasus colt has not ran since the Tampa Bay Derby, and already has a second place finish in the Grade III Sam Davis on his resume. Drop A Line should make her presence felt in the Light Hearted Stakes on the same Sunday card. The daughter of Lemon Drop Kid will line up against eleven rivals.

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