Juvenile Fillies Set to Contest $200,000 Soviet Problem
Category : News
Sun 07/12/2014 - 11:12 EST
The $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes for two year-old fillies is the featured eighth race at Los Alamitos Race Course December 7 as a competitive field of six is set to go a mile on the dirt.
The Walther Solis trained My Fiona is the 8/5 morning line choice after posting three wins in five starts this year for earnings of $244,100. Rafael Bejarano gets the call on My Fiona again after the pair collaborated to win the Golden State Juvenile Fillies October 31 at Santa Anita in a Breeders’ Cup Friday undercard event. My Fiona, a daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, has never finished off the board. She will break from post number four.
Heat the Rocks goes maiden to stakes
Heat the Rocks is the 2/1 second choice for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer after a sharp maiden-breaking score November 7 at Del Mar over the Polytrack. Prior to that winning effort, Heat the Rocks began her career with a fourth place effort followed by a runner-up finish at Santa Anita. The daughter of Unusual Heat will be facing winners for the first time while looking for her first career victory on dirt. Elvis Trujillo has the mount breaking from the rail.
Niassa must step up
The rest of the field will have their work cut out for them. Easter Fever and Princess Bertrando - both 5/1 on the morning line – are a combined 2 for 13 to start their careers. Niassa (6/1), is two for three lifetime for trainer William Morey, but will need to show up with a faster race in the Soviet Problem to threaten the top two.
The race offers 50-20-10-5 Road to the Kentucky Derby points to the top four finishers. That 50-point bonanza to the winner means whoever crosses the wire first is virtually guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky […]
The field is set for the 2019 Preakness Stakes, and looking at the 13 rivals on paper is enough to make any serious handicapper's mouth water. There's simply a ton of betting value here.
Post positions have been drawn, and the oddsmakers have instilled Omaha Beach as the morning line favorite for the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby. The race goes Saturday, May 4th, with 20 runners set to battle 1 1/4 miles on the Churchill Downs dirt track, chasing a purse of $3 million and the first leg of the US Triple Crown.
The defending champ is back in the field for the 2016 Arlington Million on Saturday, but he's being overshadowed by a strong group of foreign invaders.