Seven Set for New York Derby
Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:21 AM
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:21 AM
Seven entrants are set to compete in Saturday's $125,000 New York Derby, the richest race on the calendar this season at Finger Lakes racetrack. Heading the field is Go Rockin' Robin, who counts the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) among his four victories in 17 lifetime starts.
Scott Schwartz trains Go Rockin' Robin, who is the 7-5 morning line favorite. The horse is owned by Herbert and Carol Schwartz and will be ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan.
Spite the Devil, winner of the grade III Withers Stakes in May, is also entered for the 8 1/2-furlong race for New York-breds. Allen Jerkens trains Spite the Devil for Hardwicke Stable. He is the only member of the New York Derby field that also competed in the first leg of the Big Apple Triple, the June 28 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park. Spite the Devil finished sixth that day to winner Bossanova.
The New York Derby is the eighth race on the nine-race Finger Lakes card and is scheduled to go off at 3:59 p.m. (ET)
The field for Saturday's $125,000 New York Derby, from the rail out:
PP, horse, jockey (weight), trainer, morning line
1--Traffic Chief, Heberto Castillo Jr. (119), Michael Hushion, 9-5
2--Bo Bo's Vice, John Grabowski (124), H. James Bond, 9-2
3--Spite the Devil, Jose Espinoza (124), Allen Jerkens, 5-1
4--Flag the Groom, Pauline Forkhamer (115), John Tebbutt, 50-1
5--Presence, Aaron Gryder (117), Michael Hushion, 9-5
6--Go Rockin' Robin, Shaun Bridgmohan (124), Scott Schwartz, 7-5
7--Warning Signal, Michael Davila (115), Anthony Ferraro, 20-1
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