Siphon City and Mister Fotis will be the favorites in a field of nine that includes defending champion Supervisor in the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/16 miles on the Calder Race Course main track Saturday.
Siphon City, a 4-year-old son of Siphon
bids to bounce back from a pair of disappointing road trips for trainer Dan Hurtak. He finished eighth after dueling for the lead in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga in early August and was last of five effort as the 1-to-2 favorite in the Formal Gold Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sept. 17.
Siphon City was claimed for $75,000 early in 2005 at Gulfstream Park and got good early in the meet here this spring, winning the Sumter overnight stakes and the Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III). The big chestnut went on the road for his next start and was sensational winning the $350,000 Cornhusker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows in Iowa by six lengths on July 1.
Mister Fotis is a 5-year-old Diligence
horse trained by Marty Wolfson that scored the biggest victory of his career in the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup (gr. II) going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park in early March. The chestnut rallied for fifth last out in Calder's Smile Sprint (gr. II) July 15. He won the Unbridled Stakes at Calder as a 3-year-old at the 1 1/16-mile distance of the Spend a Buck.$100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III, Race 9, 4:38 p.m.), 3 & Up, 1 1/16 Miles
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Big Lover (FL), 115, Manoel R. Cruz
2. Rehoboth (FL), 116, Manuel Aguilar
3. Siphon City (KY), 119, Elvis Trujillo
4. Maraquero (FL), 112, Juan D. Lopez
5. Dazzling Dr. Cevin (FL), 115, Julio A. Garcia
6. Supervisor (FL), 117, Aurelio Toribio, Jr.
7. Mister Fotis (FL), 116, Rene R. Douglas
8. Bob's Proud Moment (FL), 114, Eduardo O. Nunez
9. Nkosi Reigns (FL), 115, Jeffrey Sanchez