Watts Humphrey Jr.
’s homebred Centre Court
winner of the Lake George (GII) at Saratoga and Regret (GIII) at
Churchill Downs, heads the list of 10 probable starters for Saturday’s
running of the $175,000-added Mrs. Revere for 3-year-old fillies on the Matt Winn Turf Course.
After winning the Regret and Lake George, the Rusty Arnold-trained Centre Court ran second behind Stephanie’s Kitten
in the Lake Placid (GII) at Saratoga. Following a short layoff, she
returned in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland and ran
second to Dayatthespa.
A dark bay or brown daughter of Smart Strike, Centre Court has never
been worse than second in her seven lifetime starts on turf.
Graded-stakes winners Miz Ida, Leading Astray, Colonial Flag and Somali Lemonade also are expected to enter the Mrs. Revere.
Bert, Elaine and Richard Klein’s Miz Ida has won three races in a row for trainer Steve Margolis. Most recently she took a division of the Valley View (GIII) at Keeneland.
Team Block’s homebred Leading Astray finished third
behind Miz Ida in that division of the Valley View. Prior to that
effort, she won the Pucker Up (GIII) at Arlington Park for trainer Chris Block.
Colonial Flag, owned by Skara Glen Stable, Will Farish and ENL Stables LLC, exits the other division of the Valley View. Prior to running fifth behind Angel Terrace in that event, Colonial Flag won the Ontario Colleen (GIII) at Woodbine. Trained by Michael Matz, Colonial Flag’s lone try on the Matt Winn Turf Course came in the Regret, where she was second behind Centre Court.
Caroline Forgason’s Somali Lemonade, who also is
trained by Matz, most recently ran fifth in the Queen Elizabeth II
Challenge Cup. She entered that race following a runner-up effort to Samitar-GB
in the Garden City (GI) at Belmont Park. As a 2-year-old, Somali
Lemonade won the Jessamine (GIII) at Keeneland in her second start.
Other fillies expected to enter the Mrs. Revere include Ann of the Dance, Charged Cotton, Lateegra and Zapper Belle.