La Verdad seeks her first win beyond six furlongs as she heads a group of nine New York-bred fillies and mares in the $200,000 Critical Eye at one mile. Earlier on the card, Flipcup heads $125,000 Bouwerie.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Bruce N. Levine|
|Jockey||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|Owner||Kupferberg, Saul J. and Max|
|Breeder||Breed of Characters, LLC|
|Sunny Desert View Five-Cross Pedigree||Wild Desert||Wild Rush|
|Hoping for Sun||Louis Quatorze|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Drs. K.K. & Vilasini D. Jayaraman||Quiet Time Farm, agent||$2,000|
New York Showcase Day June 1 at Belmont Park features eight stakes on a 10-race card restricted to New York-breds, with a variety of familiar contenders running for $850,000 in purses.
New York-bred Sunny Desert will put her six-race win streak on the line when she tries to grab the first graded stakes victory of her career March 2 in the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Favorites swept the New York Stallion Series stakes Nov. 14 at Aqueduct as Sportswriter took the $100,000 Thunder Rumble and Sunny Desert overcame a troubled start to win the $100,000 Staten Island for fillies and mares.
Sportswriter will try to win his first NYSS on the dirt when he competes in the $100,000 Thunder Rumble at Aqueduct Racetrack, while Sunny Desert heads the $100,000 Staten Island for females Nov. 14.