Edward P. Evans' homebred American Dance, installed as the lukewarm 3-1 morning line favorite for the June 4 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will face stiff challenges from stablemate Tiger's Rock and Eldaafer.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||J. Keith Desormeaux|
|Jockey||Richard E. Eramia|
|Owner||Allshouse Racing Stable LLC|
|Breeder||Mike G. Rutherford|
|Gangbuster View Five-Cross Pedigree||Langfuhr||Danzig|
|Sweet Briar Too|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||J. Keith Desormeaux||Eaton Sales, agent||$22,000|
|Two-year-old||Peter Cantrell||Keith Desormeaux, agent for Brad Allshouse||$5,000|
Todd Pletcher is always a presence at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, and with a spot to the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Marathon up for grabs via the $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship Stakes (gr. IIIT), the Eclipse Award-winning trainer will look to bolster his chances with a pair of solid contenders.
Unusual Suspect, the second-longest shot on the board at 24-1, won a head-bobbing decision over Richard's Kid to capture the $150,000 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar and sew up a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Trainer John Sadler's Zappa, a 6 1/4-length winner of the 2008 Cougar II Handicap, is back to defend his title against Mike Mitchell's top-weighted duo of Big Booster and Church Service in the $150,000 renewal of the 1 1/2-mile event Aug. 5.