Grade 1 Mother Goose Draws Intriguing Cast
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The $300,000 Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes Saturday, June 27 at Belmont features a field of ten three year-old fillies set to contest the 1 1/16 mile race on dirt.
3/1 morning line favorite Wonder Gal is set to break from the outside post under jockey Rajiv Maragh after finishing third in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes June 6 at Belmont. Prior to that effort, the Leah Gyarmati trainee ran fourth in the Grade 2 Gazelle Stakes April 4 at Aqueduct in her seasonal debut. As a 2 year-old, Wonder Gal ran third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and finished second and third respectively in the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes and Grade 2 Adirondack. Her lone win came in her career debut against stakes foes in the Lynbrook.
First Stakes Try for Embellish the Lace
7/2 second choice, Embellish the Lace will break from the rail with jockey Irad Ortiz in the irons. A winner of two starts in three career attempts, Embellish the Lace will be making her stakes debut after defeating allowance foes June 4 at Pimlico. Prior to that effort, the Anthony Dutrow charge had been inactive since December. Embellish the Lace is a daughter of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver.
Flashy-pedigreed filly makes stakes debut
The well-bred Chide (12/1), could be a potential upsetter for trainer Al Stall after defeating allowance company May 31 at Churchill in her last start. Chide, a daughter of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame is out of an A.P. Indy mare and has two wins and one second in three career starts.