Undaunted by Turbulent Descent's defeat as the odds-on choice in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), Southern California trainer Mike Puype returns to New York to try his filly in the $250,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 6.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Jockey||Michael J. Luzzi|
|Owner||Copper Penny Stables|
|Breeder||My Meadowview LLC|
|Coax Liberty View Five-Cross Pedigree||Successful Appeal||Valid Appeal|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Glencrest Farm||Pope McLean, agent||$30,000|
|Yearling||David Greathouse||Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm||$80,000|
|Two-year-old||Copper Penny Stables||Wavertree Stables, agent||$60,000|
Second in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) last month, Wyomia is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course.
Heavily favored Turbulent Descent dominated her five rivals in the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) before 18,873 at Keeneland April 17, winning by five lengths.
Turbulent Descent, a winner of a pair of grade I races in California, ships into Lexington to lead a field of six in the $150,000 Beaumont (gr. II) April 17 at Keeneland.
Favored Quantum Miss took over at the top of the stretch and held off a late rally by Coax Liberty to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies March 19 at Aqueduct.
Darley Stable's promising In Step will get a class test when she faces six 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) March 19 at Aqueduct. The Cicada is a six-furlong sprint on the inner track.
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R Heat Lightning, fresh off a nifty score in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs Sept. 5 at Saratoga, steps up to a mile in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 9 at Belmont Park.
Todd Pletcher, who has won the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) three times, will have a 50-50 chance at winning another when he sends out four of the eight starters in the Sept. 5 race for juvenile fillies.
Favored Position Limit improved to two-for-two in her brief career when she overpowered nine rivals in the $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for a five-length victory Aug. 15 at Saratoga.