Untapable, Stopchargingmaria square off in Shuvee
Untapable (Tapit), last year's champion three-year-old filly, has a belated first-ever meeting Sunday with Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat) Sunday in the $200,000 Shuvee H. (G3) at Saratoga.
Despite winning the Apple Blossom H. (G1) in April, Untapable hasn't looked quite as sharp this season dropping two of her three starts. Stopchargingmaria brings a three-for-record over the Saratoga strip into Shuvee.
Earlier in the card, fillies and mares will sprint 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in the $100,000 Caress.
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American Pharoah installed as 1-5 choice in eight-horse Haskell
Haskell undercard attracts Protonico, 'Sexy,' Wildcat Red
Protonico (Giant's Causeway) takes on Bradester (Lion Heart), Pants on Fire (Jump Start) and Valid (Medaglia d'Oro) in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup (G2), on Sunday, one of five supporting stakes on Haskell Day.
The Oceanport (G3) features Kharafa (Kitalpha) and Lochte (Medaglia d'Oro), while I'm Already Sexy (Ready's Image) and Testa Rossi (Dr Fong) are the marquee attractions in the Matchmaker (G3). Wildcat Red (D'wildcat) tops the Teddy Drone, and Got Lucky (A.P. Indy) seeks to double up in the Lady's Secret.
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Beholder, Warren's Veneda square off yet again
Frosted, Texas Red square off in Jim Dandy
Grade 1 winners Frosted (Tapit) and Texas Red (Afleet Alex) are the top draws in Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile test also features Japan (Medaglia d'Oro), an exciting prospect for Bill Mott who will be making his graded stakes debut.
The Jim Dandy attracted a short field of seven but three of the cross-entered runners are expected to depart for either the Haskell Invitational (G1) and West Virginia Derby (G2). Friday's $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga, a 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds who haven't captured a graded stakes in 2015, has the same problem, with several of its seven entrants expected to scratch for other races this weekend.
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Madefromlucky heads West Virginia Derby
Eleven horses were entered for Saturday's $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2), but the participation rate figures to be much less with nearly half the field cross-entered to other lucrative stakes for three-year-olds this weekend.
Peter Pan (G2) winner Madefromlucky (Lookin at Lucky), one of three entrants for Todd Pletcher, has been confirmed for the 1 1/8-mile event and is listed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line with new rider Joe Bravo.
The West Virginia Derby is one of nine races on the all-stakes program at Mountaineer. For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.
Rock Fall meets Salutos Amigos in Vanderbilt
Rock Fall (Speightstown), convincing winner of the June 6 True North (G2) for his fifth consecutive win, could face his stiffest test to date when he takes on Salutos Amigos (Salute the Sarge) and five others in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.
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