13 Fillies and Mares Entered in Colonial Downs Turf Sprint

Edited from Colonnial Downs reports
A field of 13 fillies and mares will line up for the fifth running of the $50,000 Buckland Stakes at Colonial Downs on Saturday. The Buckland is 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares.

Stakes winner Oh Say Vicki may go favored despite drawing the extreme outside post. The seven-year-old Oh Say mare was a solid second in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes last out. In The Very One, Oh Say Vicki tracked a hot pace and was beaten a half-length by Go Go Baby Go. Oh Say Vicki is conditioned by Jerald Ferris.

Awesome Charm will attempt to transfer her strong dirt form to the turf and break through for her first win of the year. In 2003, Awesome Charm won four of eight starts and was beaten only three lengths by Randeroo in the grade III Safely Kept. The four-year-old Awesome Again filly was most recently fourth in the Skipat Stakes. The Jerrell Roadcap trainee has yet to win on lawn in two tries.

Bright Gold proved her affinity for Colonial's Secretariat course with a second to With Patience in the Somethingroyal Stakes. Bright Gold rocketed from the gate in the Somethingroyal and set a fast early pace of :21 and :452, before losing in the final strides to the heavy favorite. Trainer Mary Eppler has also entered Leavn Ona Jetplane, a recent allowance winner at the same distance and surface as the Buckland.

Formada will take another crack at the Buckland after finishing third in the 2003 edition. The Luhuk mare closed belatedly from dead last to garner the show position last year. Formada is trained by David Donk and will be ridden by Joe Rocco, Jr., who won both stakes here last weekend.

Also entered are Glowing Breeze, Kid Carrots, In too Deep, Ernabel, Spring Kitten, Peace Symbol, Our Mariah and Social Top.