Discreet Marq Tops Full Field for $200,000 Ticonderoga Stakes
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Fri 17/10/2014 - 12:39 EDT
On Saturday at Belmont Park, the New York-bred showcase continues with the 34th running of the $200,000 Ticonderoga Stakes. The race will be run at a mile and a sixteenth on the Widener Turf Course and has drawn a full field of twelve with four other contenders listed as also-eligible.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 8-5 is Discreet Marq, a Grade 1 winner bred and owned by Patricia Generazio. Trained by Christophe Clement, the multiple stakes winner has gone winless from five starts this year and will try to move forward after a sixth-place finish in the First Lady (G1) at Keeneland. She has won three of her six starts at Belmont Park and will have regular rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. back aboard.
Invading Humor going for fifth straight win
Invading Humor has been tabbed as the second choice at odds of 7-2 and the four-year-old daughter of Invasor (ARG) is going for her fifth consecutive victory. She earned the first stakes victory of her career last time out against restricted state-bred competition at Belmont Park for trainer Bruce Levine. Joel Rosario will be aboard replacing Rajiv Maragh who is sidelined with injury and they will break from post five.
Effie Trinket trying to repeat Ticonderoga triumph
Also in the field is the defending champion from last year’s running of the Ticonderoga Stakes, Effie Trinket at morning line odds of 9-2. Trained by Rick Violette, Jr., the four-year-old daughter of Freud is going for her first win of the year. She has won six of her seventeen starts, four of which came at Belmont Park. Jose Ortiz, aboard for her last two races, will remain in the irons and they will break from post position ten.
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