Casual Look Leads Strong Field in Queen Elizabeth
Updated: Saturday, October 11, 2003 2:40 PM
Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2003 2:23 PM
Vodafone Epsom Oaks (gr. I) winner Casual Look is among 10 3-year-old fillies entered for Saturday's $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) at Keeneland Race Course.
Casual Look, who is owned by William Farish, posted a sensational workout on the Keeneland grass Tuesday morning for trainer Ian Balding. Jockey Robby Albarado will don Ambassador Farish's green and gold silks.
Georgica Stable's regally-bred Indy Five Hundred, a daughter of A.P. Indy, has been carefully developed by trainer Robert Barbara during her 2003 campaign. Runner-up to Queen Elizabeth rival Sand Springs in the Lake Placid Handicap at Saratoga, she returned in the Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap at Belmont Park, to defeat the highly-regarded Dimitrova by four lengths.
Amerman Racing Stable's Spoken Fur is also entered. She won the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) and Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) this year. The daughter of Notebook will be making her turf debut in the QE II.
In addition to Spoken Fur, trainer Bobby Frankel has also entered Edmund Gann's Personal Legend. She finished third behind Dessert and Solar Echo in the Del Mar Oaks most recently.
The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup field from the rail out: Spoken Fur (Cornelio Velasquez), Personal Legend (Jose Santos), Maiden Tower (David Flores), Campsie Fells (Brice Blanc), Sand Springs (Mark Guidry), Aud (Brian Peck), Casual Look (Albarado), Indy Five Hundred (Day), Film Maker (Edgar Prado) and Ocean Drive (John R. Velasquez).
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