Bolo and Om Get a Rematch in $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile
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Thu 10/03/2016 - 16:46 EST
On Saturday at Santa Anita, the stakes action will kick off with the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile. Carded at one mile on the turf, the Grade 1 event has drawn a field of seven colts and geldings.
Bolo headlines the competitive field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Carla Gaines. A four-year-old son of Temple City, he has been on the board in six of his nine starts and is a four-time winner. Last time out, he returned off of a seven-month layoff to defeat a quality field in the Arcadia Stakes (G2). Mike Smith will be aboard and they will break from post position four.
Om trying to turn tables on Bolo after last race
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Om for trainer Dan Hendricks. A four-year-old son of Munnings, he is one of only two horses to ever defeat Triple Crown champion American Pharoah and he has won five of his eleven starts. He is trying to improve off of a third-place finish in the Arcadia Stakes (G3) last time out and will break from the rail under jockey Gary Stevens.
Bal a Bali (BRZ) coming in fresh
Also in the field at morning line odds of 7-2 is Bal a Bali (BRZ) for trainer Richard Mandella. A dark bay son of Put it Back, the six-year-old has won thirteen of his eighteen starts and is a graded stakes winner. He is coming out of a third-place finish in the San Gabriel Stakes (G2) and has been training steadily since then. Flavien Prat will be in the irons and they will break from post three.
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