Six Sophomores Entered for Turf in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes

Six Sophomores Entered for Turf in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes

Category : News - Thu 07/08/2014 - 14:59 EDT

On Friday at Saratoga, the featured race is the 30th running of the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. The Grade 2 event is restricted to three-year-olds and will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth on the inner turf course.

Headlining the field is Bobby’s Kitten, installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite. Trained by Chad Brown, the Ken and Sarah Ramsey homebred son of Kitten’s Joy is named in honor of the late trainer Bobby Frankel.  The bay colt will have regular rider Javier Castellano in the irons as he goes for his third win of the year. He will be attempting to rebound off of an eighth-place finish in the Belmont Derby (G1). He has won four of his eight starts and took the Penn Mile two starts back.

Give No Quarter going for first stakes win

Breaking from the inside is Sagamore Farm’s Give No Quarter, tabbed at 3-1 on the morning line. Trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Rajiv Maragh, the dark bay son of Tiz Wonderful has won two of his five starts. He was eased and did not finish in his only prior start against stakes company in the Grey (G3) as a juvenile.  He won his most recent start, an optional claiming race, by 3 ½ lengths on the turf at Belmont Park.

Blinkers off for Bashart

Also in the field at 4-1 on the morning line is Bashart, a sophomore son of War Front trained by Christophe Clement. Bred and owned by Rosedown Racing, the bay colt will have Joel Rosario in the irons and will race without blinkers after trying them for the first time in the Manila Stakes where he finished fifth. That was his first start as a three-year-old and he was a graded stakes winner on turf as a juvenile.

 

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