Greatbullsoffire won the Maryland Million Nursery Stakes in late October

Greatbullsoffire won the Maryland Million Nursery Stakes in late October

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Greatbullsoffire Tops Futurity

Heads Maryland Juvenile Futurity; Filly Championship also on tap.

Drawing the outside nine post shouldn’t be a problem for the versatile Greatbullsoffire, the likely choice for Laurel Park’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity Dec. 10. The seven-furlong race, along with the companion Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes are restricted to Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired horses.

Greatbullsoffire, owned by Kathleen Willier and trained by Hamilton Smith won Laurel’s Maryland Million Nursery Stakes in late October and was third as the 11-10 choice in the Christopher Elser Memorial Stakes last out at Parx.

“That’s a pretty nice young colt that beat us and we have to hook him again this time, so we’ll see what happen,” Smith said. “We have a nice colt, no doubt about it. He hasn’t run a bad race yet.”

The winner that day, O Dionysus, returns and will break from post 5. The son of Bodemeister , bred by Dark Hollow Farm, was a $190,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling purchase by Peter Angelos’ Marathon Farms.

The Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes appears open with consideration pointing toward recent maiden winner Lucky in Malibu, Maryland Million Lassie Stakes winner Item, and Crabcakes, who wheels back quickly after a five-length score in her Dec. 3 debut at Penn National.

Also on the card is the $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes at six furlongs for older fillies and mares. The headliner is Lady Sheila Stable’s grade III winner Hot City Girl.

Entries: Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Laurel Park, Saturday, December 10, 2016, Race 9

  • STK
  • 7f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo
  • 4:30 PM (local)
11Twin Valor (MD)Keeneland Sales GraduateFeargal Lynch115Linda L. Albert15/1
22Bowsprit (MD)Malcolm Franklin115Sonja Aleksic50/1
33Bonus Points (MD)Trevor McCarthy120Todd A. Pletcher2/1
44Maryland's Best (MD)Horacio Karamanos120Javier Contreras15/1
55O Dionysus (MD)Jevian Toledo120Gary Capuano5/2
66Hatteras Bound (VA)Jose Montano120Phil Schoenthal20/1
77In Arrears (MD)Forest Boyce120Wayne Potts15/1
88Dancing With Maude (MD)Steve D. Hamilton115Timothy L. Keefe6/1
99Greatbullsoffire (MD)Alex Cintron120Hamilton A. Smith3/1

Entries: Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S.

Laurel Park, Saturday, December 10, 2016, Race 6

  • STK
  • 7f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 3:00 PM (local)
11Happiest Ending (MD)Horacio Karamanos119T. Bernard Houghton20/1
22Phantom Shot (MD)Feargal Lynch119Donald H. Barr6/1
33Fear No Evil (MD)Jevian Toledo114Thomas Albertrani6/1
44Small Batch (MD)Forest Boyce114Linda L. Albert12/1
55Lucky in Malibu (MD)Kevin Gomez119Gary Capuano7/2
66Item (PA)Tyler Conner119Rodrigo Madrigal, Sr.10/1
77Crabcakes (MD)Angel R. Rodriguez119T. Bernard Houghton3/1
88Old Line Gal (MD)Trevor McCarthy119John C. Servis5/2