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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

Racing Headlines

Creator, Gun Runner turn in final drills for Jim Dandy, Haskell

Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator and classic-placed Gun Runner turned in their final works at Saratoga Monday for respective starts in Saturday's Jim Dandy (G2) and Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1).

Undefeated champion Songbird exited her win in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in great shape and will stick around the Spa to await next month's Alabama (G1). Teresa Genaro was on-site for the Oaks and has more on the champ's brilliant win in the Oaks.

Long On Value entered the picture for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) with an off-the-pace victory in Monday's $100,000 Lucky Coin at Saratoga.

Kellie Reilly previews the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting in England which begins Tuesday.

Queen's Plate winner Sir Dudley Digges will face seven rivals in Tuesday's Prince of Wales at Fort Erie, middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Paulassilverlining goes for her third consecutive graded score on Wednesday in the Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares.

Songbird tested but prevails in CCA Oaks; Beholder, Nyquist work

Undefeated champion Songbird came up against a real challenge in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when facing off against Carina Mia, but turned back her rival to score by 5 1/4 lengths.

The talented and popular filly capped off a stellar weekend that also saw 2014 Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome score in his return in Saturday's San Diego H. (G2).

The worktab was full of stars as well, with both Nyquist and Beholder taking to Del Mar's track on Sunday ahead of expected starts in next weekend's Haskell Invitational (G1) and Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1), respectively.

Also working on Sunday were Forever Unbridled and Tom's Ready at Saratoga, while Flintshire and Lady Eli took to Belmont's turf for trainer Chad Brown one day after Dacita captured the Diana Stakes (G1).

In other news on Sunday, Rachel's Valentina was retired and Destin remains on course for Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).


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Trainer Stats


Trainer   Starts   Wins   Win %
Benny R. Feliciano   15   7   47
Jodie Rawson   15   7   47
Jamen Davidovich   28   12   43
Colleen O'Hagan   17   7   41
Kevin S. Patterson   17   7   41
Philip A. Sims   17   7   41
Joy Marlin   30   12   40
Anthony M. Rideoutt II   15   6   40
Gilberto Zerpa   23   9   39
Floyd Buffalo   18   7   39
Jason Servis   70   27   39
Jorge Navarro   105   40   38
Arnaud Delacour   53   20   38
Robert A. Raymond   25   9   36
Henry B. Johnson, Jr.   67   24   36
Al Cates   17   6   35
Boyd Caster   46   16   35
Thomas M. Amoss   72   25   35
John F. Martin   73   25   34
J. Larry Jones   41   14   34
Greg Tracy   113   38   34
James W. Casey   51   17   33
Joe Woodard   36   12   33
Erin C. McClellan   27   9   33
Pavel Vashchenko   18   6   33
Tim G. Williams   18   6   33

Trainer/Jockey Stats


Trainer/Jockey Combo   Starts   Wins   Win %
Todd A. Pletcher/Paco Lopez   17   9   53%
Jeff Bonde/Juan J. Hernandez   22   11   50%
Charlton Baker/Luis E. Perez   19   9   47%
Dale Capuano/Antonio A. Gallardo   30   14   47%
Doug L. Anderson/Ty Kennedy   15   7   47%
Benny R. Feliciano/Ricardo Feliciano   15   7   47%
Todd A. Pletcher/Joe Bravo   15   7   47%
Ollie L. Figgins, III/Jose Montano   39   18   46%
Scott Becker/Victor Santiago   48   22   46%
John F. Martin/Frank T. Alvarado   38   17   45%
Greg Tracy/Quincy Welch   52   23   44%
Thomas M. Amoss/Richard A. Bracho   25   11   44%
J. Larry Jones/Gabriel Saez   25   11   44%
Ralph J. Biamonte/Eurico Rosa Da Silva   16   7   44%
Floyd Buffalo/Garfield Gordon   16   7   44%
Kevin S. Patterson/Gerald Almodovar   16   7   44%
Jamie Ness/Brian Pedroza   21   9   43%
Erin C. McClellan/Tyler Conner   19   8   42%
W. Bret Calhoun/C.J. McMahon   48   20   42%
Todd W. Fincher/Norberto Arroyo, Jr.   24   10   42%
Henry B. Johnson, Jr./Jorge Guzman   41   17   41%
Jorge Navarro/Jonathan J. Gonzales   46   19   41%
Kevin Attard/Eurico Rosa Da Silva   22   9   41%
Bob Baffert/Rafael Bejarano   27   11   41%
Steven M. Asmussen/Iram Vargas Diego   79   32   41%

Spot Plays


For Tuesday

Finger Lakes   (5th) Music in the Rain, 3-1
    (6th) Queen Victoria, 7-2
Fort Erie   (6th) Uncorked Spirit, 9-2
    (9th) Mystic Delight, 7-2
Indiana Grand   (1st) Diego, 4-1
    (2nd) Shoni, 9-2
Mountaineer   (2nd) Crown Holiday, 5-1
    (4th) Dads Divine, 4-1
Parx Racing   (2nd) Win Quietly, 7-2
    (8th) Four Inch Heels, 10-1
Presque Isle Downs   (1st) Make My Day, 7-2
    (7th) My Special One, 9-2

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