WONDER GADOT SEEKS HISTORY IN 149TH TRAVERS STAKES

Canada’s darling. WONDER GADOT will start from post position 2 in the ‘midsummer derby’, the prestigious Travers Stakes at famed Saratoga racetrack on Saturday. The Queen’s Plate and Prince of wales winner, who is 2 for 2 since she added blinkers, faces a large, competitive field of some of the better 3-year-old colts in the US in the 1 1/4 mile race. Irad Oritz will ride her for owner Gary Barber and trainer Mark Casse.

Seven filies have won the Travers, the last in 1919, Lady Roth, who actually didn’t win, she was placed first through DQ.

It has been 40 years since a filly even ran in the Travers.

 

The field for 149th running of the Travers Stakes (1 1/4-miles):

PP Horse Trainer Jockey Odds –     Last 3 Beyer Speed Figures  – Notes

1 Trigger Warning Rone Rosendo 30-1   94, 92, 85  – son of Candy Ride, 2nd Indiana Derby last start
2 Wonder Gadot Casse Ortiz, Jr. 5-1       92, 95, 88 – daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, Queen’s Plate, Prince of Wales, 2nd Kentucky Oaks
3 Gronkowski Brown Rosario 4-1            99, 2nd in Belmont Stakes, son of Lonhro (AUS)
4 Bravazo Lukas Saez 12-1                        93, 91, 96  2nd Haskell, Preakness Stakes, son of Awesome Again
5 Vino Rosso Pletcher Velazquez 10-1      93, 97, 88  3rd Jim Dandy, 4th Belmont, son of Curlin
6 Meistermind Asmussen Franco 15-1    87, 89, 60, maiden winner by Bodemeister
7 King Zachary Romans Albarado 30-1   90, 98, 79  Matt Winn S., 4th Indiana Derby, by Curlin
8 Mendelssohn O’Brien Moore 12-1          90, 3rd Dwyer Stakes, by Scat Daddy
9 Good Magic Brown Ortiz 2-1                    98, 95, 99, Haskell Invitational, 2nd Ky Derby etc. by Curlin
10 Tenfold Asmussen Santana, Jr. 8-1        93, 93, 95 – Jim dandy S., son of Curlin
11 Catholic Boy Thomas Castellano 8-1        99, 96, 80 –  last 2 stakes wins on turf incl. Belmont Derby, son of More Than Ready

 

UPDATED – TOP BEYER FIGURES FROM WINNERS ACROSS CANADA
(last week excluding Sunday at Woodbine which is not available yet)

97 UTMOST

88 TANGLEFOOT (turf)

86 AVIE’S MESA
86 IKERRIN ROAD
84 NEEPAWA

82 MACHO DANCER

82 STREET LEGAL

81 BLURRICANE
80 – LANGARA (Manitoba)

 

LADIES NIGHT AND CUP NIGHT AT FORT ERIE

Lots of good handicapping from the horsepeople at Fort Erie on the first edition of the FORT ERIE PRE-RACE SHOW by Chris Blake and his team!

 

 

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