Dig Deep Gets Class Test in $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes

Dig Deep Gets Class Test in $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes

Category : News - Fri 22/04/2016 - 20:37 EDT

On Saturday at Charles Town, the track will host the $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes. Restricted to three-year-olds, the seven-furlong contest has drawn a field of seven colts and geldings.

Dig Deep has been tabbed as the heavy favorite at odds of 7-5 on the morning line. A bay son of Candy Ride (ARG), he is a homebred for Colts Neck Stable and has one win from three starts. He is stepping up to stakes competition for the first time after breaking his maiden last time out. Prior to that, he had a pair of runner-up efforts. Javier Castellano will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position five.

Lightly-raced Quijote looking for third victory

Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Quijote for trainer Tom Amoss. A dark bay son of Pomeroy, the gelding has been on the board in all three starts and will be trying to earn his third career victory. He won the first two starts of his career and was second in the Jimmy Winkfield Stakes at Aqueduct in his stakes debut. Jose Ortiz will be aboard and they will break from post position three.

Maiden Virtual Machine ambitiously spotted

Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Virtual Machine for trainer Joe Sharp. A chestnut son of Drosselmeyer, he was purchased for $65,000 and while he has yet to break his maiden from five starts, he has been on the board four times. He stepped up and was second in the Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park last time out. Kendrick Carmouche will be aboard and they will break from post two.

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