Ten Fillies Contest $150,000 Grade III Arlington Oaks July 19
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Fri 18/07/2014 - 15:41 EDT
The $150,000 Grade III Arlington Oaks has drawn a field of ten three year-old fillies set to contest the mile and an eighth race on the Polytrack July 19 in Chicago.
The well-bred and well-regarded Aurelia’s Belle is the 2/1 morning line favorite for trainer Wayne Catalano after capturing the Grade III Regret Stakes at Churchill in her last start. That race, run on turf, gave Aurelia’s Belle her first stakes win as she benefitted from the disqualification of A Little Bit Sassy who crossed the finish line first, but was subsequently taken down for veering out in the stretch. Aurelia’s Belle has been the consistent sort, hitting the board in six of her seven lifetime starts.
Interrupted looks classy and consistent
Trainer Graham Motion sends out the second choice, Interrupted (3/1 ML), who is three for four lifetime including a victory in the Penn Oaks Stakes in her last start May 31 at Penn National. Her lone defeat came in stakes company March 8 at Tampa Downs in the Grade III Florida Oaks where she managed to finish third.
Stellaris should be right there at the wire
Stellaris (9/2 ML) is an interesting item for trainer Michael Stidham. Stellaris sports a perfect record on the Polytrack with consecutive wins at Keeneland and Arlington Park before being shipped to Canterbury for the Northbound Pride Oaks where she finished second. Stellaris figures to be running late along with the favorite Aurelia’s Belle. The top three choices look to have a decided edge against the rest of the field.
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