The three-year-old crop once again takes center stage this weekend with the G2-Jim Dandy and the G1-Haskell Invitational highlighting another great weekend of stakes races across the country. Belmont Stakes runner-up Paynter is likely to be the post-time favorite in the Haskell, although he'll receive plenty of competition from Dullahan, Gemologist and Nonios. In today's Jim Dandy, Alpha will make his first start since a trouble filled Kentucky Derby almost three months ago. (Really? The Derby was that long ago? Time flies.)
The stakes action kicked off on Wednesday when Centre Court used a late move to get up to win the G2-Lake George by a neck over Better Lucky at Saratoga. On Friday, Richard's Kid romped in the Cougar II at Del Mar, while Street Life ran down Five Sixteen and Ever So Lucky in the final furlongs to win the $100k Curlin Stakes at the Spa.
Scratches & Changes - Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Below is the schedule and running results from this weekend's graded stakes calendar. Click on the winner's name to go to the full result chart at DRF.com.
|25-Jul||SAR||G2-Lake George||Centre Court||$7.50|
|27-Jul||DMR||G3-Cougar II Hcp.||Richard's Kid||$2.80|
|28-Jul||DMR||G2-San Diego Hcp.||Rail Trip||$11.20|
|29-Jul||MTH||G2-Molly Pitcher||Brushed by a Star||$21.20|
|29-Jul||MTH||G3-Oceanport||Tune Me In||$53.60|
|29-Jul||WO||G3-Royal North||Roxy Gap||$6.40|
|29-Jul||MTH||G3-Taylor Made Matchmaker||Laughing (IRE)||$4.40|