Wide Open Field of Eight Set for $300,000 Bay Shore Stakes
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Fri 03/04/2015 - 10:31 EDT
Ready for Rye has been given the slight edge on the morning line in the competitive field as has been set as the favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer […]
Ready for Rye has been given the slight edge on the morning line in the competitive field as has been set as the favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Tom Albertrani. A gelded son of City Zip, he has won two of his four starts and was last seen winning the Swale Stakes (G2) over Daredevil who is favored in the Wood Memorial (G1). The bay gelding is scheduled to break from post position three and will have Luis Saez, aboard last time out, back in the irons.
Lord Nelson cutting back to a sprint
Second choice at 2-1 on the morning line is Lord Nelson for trainer Bob Baffert. Purchased for $340,000 as a yearling, the chestnut son of Pulpit has won half of his six starts and is a multiple stakes winner. After racing in California for both starts as a sophomore, he will be shipping east and cutting back to a sprint after racing two-turns last time out. He has been training sharply since his last race, a fourth-place finish behind Dortmund, and will have Joel Rosario aboard from the rail.
Majestic Affair going for first graded stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Majestic Affair, one of two starters in the race for trainer Chad Brown. A gelded son of Majesticperfection, he has won four of his seven starts and only finished off the board once. He was second as the heavy favorite last time out against minor stakes company at Aqueduct. He will be getting a jockey change to Javier Castellano and they are scheduled to break from the outside post.
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