Belmont Park June 7 Stake Races Entries

Race 6: Astoria Stakes. For two-year- old fillies at five and half furlongs on the dirt. Purse $150,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Wonder Stone John Velazquez Wesley Ward 5/2
2 Gallanor Carlos Quinones Phil Schoenthal 30/1
3 Eyeinthesky Florent Geroux Mark Casse 7/2
4 Lady Apple Irad Ortiz, Jr Steve Asmussen 8/1
5 Six Pack Gal Joel Rosario Michael Machowsky 12/1
6 Gorgeouswitha G Cindy Murphy Travis Murphy 30/1
7 Tijori Flavien Prat Simon Callaghan 7/5
8 Athens Queen Albin Jimenez Wesley Ward 8/1

 

Wonder Stone won her first race at Keenland on April 28 in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-olds. She set the pace and lead the field of 12 throughout setting fractions of :22:23 and :45:59 through the first half-mile. Wonder Stone won by 3 1/4 lengths in a final time of :52.14 on the fast track.

Tijori won her first race at Santa Anita Park on May 11 in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-olds. Tijori was quick out of the gate and led throughout setting fractions of :22.33 and :46.14 through the first half-mile. Tijori won by 3 1/4 lengths in a final time of :52.69 on the fast track.

Six Pack Gal broke her in a maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Park on May 17. She set the pace and finished 3 1/2 lengths in front of the field in the 4 1/2 furlongs race. Her winning time was: 53:38.

Lady Apple, is the only horse in this field of eight that did not win their last start, finished second in her only start to Dragic in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-olds at Keenland on April 12. She was only 1 3/4 lengths behind Dragic.  The running time was :52:39.

Race 7: Intercontinental Stakes, Grade III. For four- year-old and up fillies and mares at seven furlongs on the turf. Purse $200,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Malibu Stacy Irad Ortiz, Jr. George Weaver 15/1
2 La Sardane Flavien Prat Neil Drysdale 20/1
3 Always Thinking Manuel Franco Thomas Albertrani 12/1
4 Thundering Sky Rajiv Maragh George Weaver 8/1
5 Heavenly Score David Cohen John Terranova, II 20/1
6 Lady Alexandra Jose Ortiz Graham Motion 2/1
7 Delectation John Velazquez Wesley Ward 9/2
8 Faypien Luis Saez Bob Baffert 10/1
9 I’m Betty G Javier Castellano Michael Maker 10/1
10 Stormy Victoria Joel Rosario Christophe Clement 3/1

 

Heavenly Score will make her graded stakes in the Intercontinental. Heavenly Score got a freshening earlier this year following her 4-year-old debut in the Interborough at Aqueduct Racetrack in January, tiring in the turn to finish a lackluster seventh.

The Intercontinental will be Faypien first race on the turf. She is three-time stakes winner on dirt and finished in fourth-place in the Grade 2 Ruffian on May 6 at Belmont. Faypien has recorded two local turf works, including a bullet five-furlong work on May 22.

Delectation faced males last time out off of a six-month layoff, finishing a close fourth in the Grade 3 Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs.

Lady Alexandra won the License Fee by 3 ½-lenghts on April 29 at Belmont, which was her first start for trainer Graham Motion. With a lifetime record of four wins and a third from eight starts, the 4-year-old will have Jose Ortiz aboard. Stormy Victoria ran second.

Stormy Victoria will look to improve on her most recent effort, where she turned for home seven wide to finish second in her third start of the year. In six starts on the grass at Belmont, she hasn’t finished worse than third with a 6-3-2-1 local turf record.

The four Best E Speed Figure at the Distance are: Heavenly Score at 109, Malibu Stacy at 104, Stormy Victoria at 103 and Faypien at 102.

Race 8: Wonder Again Stakes, Grade III. For three-year-old fillies at 1 1/1 miles on the turf. Purse $200,000.

 

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Altea Javier Castellano Chad Brown 8/1
2 Mighty Scarlett Jose Ortiz Chad Brown 8/1
3 Amoricaine Maxime Guyon Christophe Ferland 15/1
4 Animosity Flavien Prat Patrick Gallagher 15/1
5 Significant Form Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 8/5
6 Andina Del Sur John Velazquez Thomas Albertrani 12/1
7 Spinning Top Carlos Villasana Troy Green 50/1
8 Daddy Is a Legend Manuel Franco George Weaver 7/2
9 La Signare Joel Rosario Brian Lynch 6/1
10 Camila Princess Luis Saez Oscar Gonzalez 10/1

 

Chad Brown will send out stablemates Mighty Scarlett, Altea, and graded stakes winner Significant Form. Significant Form opened her sophomore season with a win in the Memories Of Silver Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. She broke her maiden and won her first graded stakes as a two-year-old in the Miss Grillo Stakes, Grade III on turf at 1 1/16 miles on the Belmont turf.

Significant Form ended her freshman season with a fourth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) at Del Mar. Irad Ortiz Jr. will have the mount.

Mighty Scarlett was unraced at 2 and broke her maiden in her second race going 1 3/16 miles on the turf at Keenland on April 27. The Wonder Again her be her first stake race.

Altea, graded stakes-placed, will be looking for her first graded stakes win.

Daddy Is a Legend has finished off the board twice in six career starts and enters off a third-place finish in the May 4 Edgewood Stakes, Grade III on the turf, at Churchill Downs.

Andina Del won the Florida Oaks, Grade III on turf, on March 10 before running fourth in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, Grade I, behind eventual Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl.

Spinning Top is over matched in this field. Her only win out of 5 starts was in the 1 1/16 miles Tomboy Stakes at Belterra on May 13th. Running time 1:41:45.

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