Second in each of her last five starts, odds-on choice Octave defeated three rivals while becoming a grade I winner for the first time in the $237,500 Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park Saturday.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2004
Trainer Todd Pletcher has given the nod for Octave to start in Saturday's $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The nine-furlong race, which is restricted to three-year-old fillies and is the second leg of the Triple Tiara, drew a compact field of four horses.
Sheila and Fred Mead's Classic Neel snapped to life earlier this year after trainer Kiaran McLaughlin switched her to the turf. Now the $250,000 El Corredor filly is one of the key contenders in Saturday's $100,000-added Sands Point (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
|Trainer||Mark A. Hennig|
|Jockey||Ramon A. Dominguez|
|Owner||Manhattan Racing Stable|
|Breeder||Briland Farm & Robert & Stacy Mitchell|
|Bold Assurance View Five-Cross Pedigree||Stormy Atlantic||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||($37,000)|
|Yearling||Sunrise Stable South, agent||Bluewater Sales, agent||$15,000|
|Two-year-old||David Rarey||Sunrise Stable South, agent||$30,000|
|Broodmare||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($70,000)|
|Broodmare||H & E Ranch||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$60,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.