Salutos Amigos Going for Third Straight in $150,000 Toboggan Stakes
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Fri 06/02/2015 - 09:32 EST
?On Saturday at Aqueduct, the track will host the 122nd edition of the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes. The Grade 3 race will be contested at six-furlongs on the inner dirt track and has drawn a field of six colts and geldings.
Salutos Amigos tops the field as the even-money favorite on the morning line for trainer David Jacobson. A multiple graded stakes winner, the five-year-old gelded son of Salute the Sarge has returned to winning form and won his last two starts since finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). He will be kicking off his 2015 campaign after closing out his four-year-old season with six wins from fourteen starts. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard from post position five.
Dads Caps to wear blinkers for the first time
Dads Caps has been tabbed as the second choice at 5-2 on the morning line and will get an equipment change and wear blinkers for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. A five-year-old son of Discreet Cat, he won one of his nine starts last year, the Carter (G1). He was last seen finishing third behind Salutos Amigos in the Gravesend. Jose Ortiz, aboard last time out, will remain in the irons and they will break from post position three.
Mewannarose inching towards a breakthrough win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 5-1 is Mewannarose for trainer Chris Englehart. A five-year-old gelded son of Indian Charlie, he has won four of his fourteen career starts and is trying to earn his first stakes win. He has been second in his last three starts, all against stakes company and exits a good runner-up effort to Salutos Amigos. Cornelio Velasquez will be back aboard and they will break from the outside post.
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