After Clairiere comes La Crete: Cavorting’s second foal nominated for Silverbulletday – Horse Racing News
Clairiere wins the Grade 1 cotillion at Parx.
Planning a talented horse’s racing career can be difficult, but having a boy scout lead the way helps. Clairiere’s sensational 3-year rise for the Kentucky Oaks began with a win at Rachel Alexandra (G2) at Fair Grounds, and now her half-sister, Stonestreet Stable’s La Crete, who is nominated and expected to compete on Silverbulletday, is looking to a very similar one Take the path.
The nominations for the 30th edition of the $ 150,000 Silverbulletday have been released and 10-4-2-1 points at Kentucky Oaks have helped win 13 sophomores for this 1 mile 70 yard Main Track Contest. The Silverbulletday is one of six appearances on the “Road to the Derby Day” card at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which takes place on January 22nd. The first post will be at 12:05 p.m. CT.
Unlike her sister, who imposes her will in the final stages of a race, La Crete showed early interest when she won a first-ever special weight at Churchill Downs on November 20 as she held the lead by all points. The forward style of Medaglia d’Oro’s daughter could prove to be a huge asset given the success of early speed on the fairgrounds to date. Like her millionaire half-sister, La Crete is trained by Steve Asmussen.
However, if other nominees’ tactics hold up in the past, La Crete is likely to have company soon. Al Stall Jr. nominated Stables Fannie and Freddie of Columbine showed their pressing tactic was last beaten when they won 4 Oaks points at the Untapable on the locally contested The Road to the Derby Kickoff Day map on December 26th “collected.
Todd Pletcher leads all trainers with three Silver Bulletday nominees: Red Oak Stables ‘Goddess of Fire, Repole Stables’ Gratitude and Westerberg Limited, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B.Tabor and Derrick Smiths Sweet as Pie.
All horses nominated for the 109th edition of the $ 1Million-Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) are also eligible for the $ 200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3), with the top four Kentucky Derby Points ( 10-4-2-1). Outstanding are Epicenter, Pappacap, Tiz the Bomb, Smile Happy, Rattle N Roll, Cyberknife, Oviatt Class and Zandon.
Third in the Clark (G1), Midnight Bourbon is prepped and ready for his constant archenemy Mandaloun making his return to the $ 150,000 Louisiana Stakes (G3) at 1 mile 1/16. Having previously raced five times, Midnight Bourbon had three higher placements from her five previous fights.
Michelle Lovell and Griffon Farms’ Just Might and Susan Moulton’s Manny Wah were both nominated by their respective coaches – Michelle Lovell and Wayne “Catman” Catalano – for the 69th edition of the $ 100,000 Duncan F. Keener Stakes 5 1/2 Furlong Grass Sprint. Just Might won the last two, but Manny Wah got the better of it when she won last year’s edition of the Kenner.
The 36th edition of the $ 100,000 Colonel ER Bradley Stakes over 1 1/16 miles across the Wilson Turf Course stables earned 36 nominations. Among many outstanding: Hugh Robertson nominated Mr. D (G1) winner, Wolfe Racing’s Two Emmys; Steve Asmussen nominates “Buddy” Diliberto winner Halo Again from Winchell Thoroughbreds; Cherie Deveux nominates David Ingordo and Gmack Racing’s last winner of the 2nd stage Own Agenda; and Michael Maker nominated Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass, which last won the Seabiscuit (G2) at Del Mar.
The nominations for fillies who want to prove their skills at 1 1/16 miles across the lawn are closed for the 23rd edition of Marie G. Krantz, valued at $ 100,000. Narola and Anderson Farms Ontarion’s Summer in Saratoga won last second drama in Blushing KD and is nominated by trainer Joe Sharp.
“The Road to the Derby Day” on the exhibition grounds will take place on January 22nd with a first post from 12:05 PM CT. The draw for the Post positions will take place on Saturday, January 15th. A full list of nominees for the six stakes races courtesy of Equibase and past appearances can be found here.
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