Trainer Tim Ritchey's decision to skip Saratoga's Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) with Akronism in favor of the $159,085 Royal North Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Aug. 2 proved to be a smart one when the Robert S. Evans homebred bolted to a 3 3/4-length win on the grass.
- Bay Mare
- Born 2002
After a 3 1/4-length stakes triumph on a yielding turf course, the connections for Marina Ballerina certainly won't mind if the Woodbine lawn comes up as something less than firm for the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-III) on Aug. 2.
|Jockey||Robert C. Landry|
|Owner||Patricia A. Martin|
|Breeder||Patricia A. Martin|
|Becky Sharp View Five-Cross Pedigree||Favorite Trick||Phone Trick|
|Lucky Minister||Bold Ruckus|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Broodmare||Priscila Beloch||Susan Y. Foreman, agent||$14,000|