Servis Family Weekend Could Start in Fashion Stakes
Date Posted: 6/2/2004 10:56:20 AM

Trainer Jason Servis could start the weekend off with a bang for the Servis family when he sends out Chocolate Brown in the June 4 Fashion Stakes at Belmont Park.

Jason Servis is the older brother of trainer John Servis, who will saddle Smarty Jones in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with the chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed scored the racing trifecta in 1978.

Chocolate Brown, a daughter of Lione Hearted out of the Holy Bull mare Twin Lights, broke her maiden by 5 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct on April 8, going 4 1/2 furlongs in :53.

Jason Servis conditions the New Jersey homebred for Dennis Drazin.
Challenging Chocolate Brown will be G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Limited Entry. The daughter of Carson City broke her maiden by three lengths at first asking going 4 1/2 furlongs on the Keeneland mud.

Also providing strong challenge will be the D. Wayne Lukas-trained Passageway. The daughter of Gold Fever broke her maiden by a length going 4 1/2 furlongs on April 25 at Churchill Downs. Passageway races in the Overbrook Farm silks.

The field for Friday's $75,000 Fashion Stakes includes:
1 -- Coconut Popsicle (Richard Migliore)
2 -- Western Princess (John Velazquez)
3 -- Chocolate Brown (Javier Catellano)
4 -- Limited Entry (Pat Day)
5 -- Passageway (Edgar Prado)
6 -- Tax Considerations (Shaun Bridgmohan)


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