12 Set For Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes
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Sat 12/09/2015 - 00:23 EDT
The Grade 2, $300,000 Iroquois Stakes September 12 at Churchill Downs features an ultra-competitive field of twelve juvenile runners set to contest the 1 1/16 mile event on the main track.
At 7/2 on the morning line, Conquest Windycity is the tepid favorite for trainer Mark Casse while breaking from the rail. Still a maiden, Conquest Windycity finished second by a length and a quarter in his debut August 8 at Saratoga while racing at the same distance on turf. The well-bred son of Tiznow, out of an A.P. Indy mare sports a better pedigree for dirt and Casse connects at a 27% clip with second-time starters. Still, the waters will surely be much deeper for this talented runner who was purchased for $800,000 in March.
Outlaw training well for stakes try
Unbridled Outlaw (4/1) broke his maiden in career start number two, winning by a half length over maiden special weight foes July 25 at Ellis Park. Purchased as a yearling for $330,000, this son of Unbridled’s Song appears to have plenty of ability as demonstrated by his five-furlong bullet work August 15 at Churchill, completing the effort in 59.02. Jockey Cory Lanerie will ride breaking from post 5.
Plenty to like about live longshot
Star Hill (10/1) should offer excellent betting value while getting first-time Lasix for trainer George Arnold. The colt finished a fine third in his debut August 8 at Saratoga despite a troubled trip. The 74 Beyer Speed Figure for that effort fits well with this bunch if he is able to stretch out to two turns – a common denominator in this field of largely untested sprint-to-route youngsters.
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