Klein Racing's homebred Believe in Bertie, first or second in 10 of 12 starts, tops the field of seven fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) June 10 at Churchill Downs.
- Gray or Roan Filly
- Born 2013
Before another venture to Royal Ascot can be booked, Miss Temple City must clear the first hurdle of showing she is the same runner that has wreaked havoc on rivals of both sex.
After dispatching fellow grade 1 winner Catch a Glimpse in her 2017 debut, Moyglare Stud Farm's Celestine will look to continue her roll by defending her title in the $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park April 1.
Until now, the Whithams' best runners have primarily been older horses, but 2016 marked a change. In addition to McCraken, they own Linda, a four-year-old filly who captured the Mrs. Revere (Gr. II) at Churchill Downs last year.
After dueling in early stretch with grade I winner Harmonize, Linda found another gear in the final furlong to register a clear win in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.
A whole seven days had gone by since trainer Graham Motion had won a graded stakes at Keeneland. On a damp day, Gestut Faerhof's homebred Quidura made sure to put an end to her conditioner's mini drought.
|Trainer||Ian R. Wilkes|
|Jockey||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.|
|Owner||Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC|
|Breeder||Janis R. Whitham|
|Linda View Five-Cross Pedigree||Scat Daddy||Johannesburg|
|Beautiful Noise||Sunny's Halo|
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