Havre de Grace drew post position six and was installed as the 8/5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $750,000 Grade 1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga (post time: 5:45pm Eastern). The filly will face a tough field of seven rivals in a major test on her road to the Breeders' Cup Classic in November. Among Havre de Grace's challengers are Flat Out (2nd in the Whitney to Tizway), Ice Box (2010 Florida Derby winner), and Rule (3rd in the 2011 Donn and Salvatore Mile).
In other races on the Woodward day card:
- Sidney's Candy will try dirt again (even though he's shown time and again how good of a turf horse he is), and will start in the Grade 1 Forego at seven furlongs. He'll face eight other horses, including Aikenite, Jackson Bend, Jersey Town, and Regal Ransom.
- The rescheduled Grade 1 Personal Ensign will run on Saturday in race eight.
Below are the entries, post positions and morning line odds for the Woodward Stakes
|1||Ice Box||J. Lezcano||N. Zito||12/1|
|2||Mission Impazzible||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher||10/1|
|3||Giant Oak||S. Bridgmohan||C. Block||8/1|
|4||Rule||J. Castellano||T. Pletcher||5/1|
|5||Convocation||R. Maragh||J. Jerkens||20/1|
|6||Havre de Grace||R. Dominguez||J. Jones||8/5|
|7||Flat Out||A. Solis||C. Dickey||5/2|
|8||Mambo Meister||F. Jara||P. Gleaves||10/1|