Gold Cup, Three Other Grade I Races at Belmont Park Taking Shape
Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 3:03 PM
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:02 PM
Following the retirements of Sarava and Peace Rules Tuesday, there were four probable starters and two questionable runners for Saturday's $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Likely starters for the 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup (race 10; 5:45 p.m. Eastern), one of four grade I races on the card, are Domestic Dispute, Dynever, Evening Attire, and The Cliff's Edge, with Funny Cide and Total Impact are listed as questionable. Three-year-olds carry 122 pounds, while older horses will carry 126 pounds here.
The other grade I races on the card and their probable fields:
The 28th running of the grade I, $750,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational for 3-year-olds at 1 1/2 miles on the turf, being run this year for the first time to honor Joe Hirsch, the retired executive columnist for Daily Racing Form
. Expected to run are Kicken Kris, Kitten's Joy, Magistretti, Maktub, Request for Parole, and Tycoon, with Polish Summer listed as questionable. Three-year- olds will carry 121 pounds, older horses will carry 126 pounds and fillies and mares get an additional three-pound allowance.
The 27th running of the grade I, $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, at a 1 1/4 miles on the turf (race 8; 4:40 p.m. Eastern): Expected to enter are Aubonne, Commercante, Dimitrova, Film Maker, Humaita, Riskaverse, and Wonder Again. Questionable are Lucifer's Stone and Moscow Burning.
The 65th running of the grade I, $500,000 Vosburgh for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs (race 7; 4:09 p.m. Eastern): Cajun Beat, Pico Central, Speightstown, and Watchem Smokey. Voodoo is likely, and Eavesdropper, Medallist and Wildcat Heir are also possible. Three-year-olds will carry 122 pounds, while older horses will carry 126 under weight-for-age conditions.
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