Annecdote To Make Stateside Debut in $200,000 Noble Damsel
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Fri 12/09/2014 - 09:59 EDT
On Saturday at Belmont Park, nine fillies and mares are scheduled to go to post in the 27th running of the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes. The Grade 3 race will be contested at one mile on the Widener Turf Course.
Headlining the field as the favorite at morning line odds of 7-2 is Annecdote (GB) who will be making her United States debut for Christophe Clement. Bred in Great Britain, the four-year-old daughter of Lucky Story won five races in her native country including a Group 3 as a three-year-old. She is winless from two starts this year and was last seen finishing tenth at Royal Ascot. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and the pair will break from post six.
Tokyo Time trying to make the grade
Second choice at odds of 4-1 is Tokyo Time for trainer Claude McGaughey. A homebred for owner Emory Hamilton, the four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro will have regular rider Javier Castellano in the irons as she goes for her third consecutive victory. She was last seen going gate to wire against optional claiming competition at Saratoga. She has three wins from ten starts and will be shooting for her first stakes victory from post position five.
Grade 1 winner Byrama trying to return to form
Bill Mott will saddle longshot Byrama (GB) at morning line odds of 10-1 from the inside post. A Grade 1 winner over synthetics, the five-year-old daughter of Byron (GB) has won four times on the turf as well. She is trying to improve off of an eighth-place finish in the Intercontinental Stakes last time out and will get a rider change to John Velazquez. With just over three months since her last race, she has been training at Fair Hill.
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