Close Hatches puts a three-race win streak on the line against six rivals Aug. 22 in the $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Rudy R. Rodriguez|
|Jockey||Jose L. Ortiz|
|Owner||Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Aisquith, Gary|
|Breeder||Pam & Martin Wygod|
|Belle Gallantey View Five-Cross Pedigree||After Market||Storm Cat|
|Field of Vision|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Mike Puhich, agent||Lane's End, agent for Pam & Martin Wygod||$10,000|
|Two-year-old||Stuart Carmichael & Peter Tom||Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center, agent||$30,000|
Belle Gallantey, a $35,000 claim just seven months ago, lulled rivals to sleep on the front end and then carried on to upset the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 12 at Delaware Park.
Princess of Sylmar looks tough to beat in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I), but Belle Gallantey could be a contender for the exotics. read blog
Second by a head to Close Hatches last time out in the June 7 Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I), multiple grade I winner Princess of Sylmar seeks a rebound July 12 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park.
A sporting gesture put two-time champion Beholder on a plane to Belmont Park last week for the brewing rematch between her and 2013 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Princess of Sylmar in the $1 million Ogden Phipps (gr. I).
Juddmonte Farms' Riposte may be the class of the field in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) May 24, run over 1 3/8 miles on Belmont Park's inner turf course.
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