Carl R. Moore Management’s Chamberlain Bridge,
winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G2) at Churchill Downs,
is the marquee name among 10 sprinters entered Wednesday for Saturday’s
16th running of the $100,000 Shakertown (G3) at 5½ furlongs on the turf.
The Shakertown, won last year by Stratford Hill, is the 10th race on Saturday’s 12-race card with a 5:44 p.m. post time.
by Bret Calhoun, Chamberlain Bridge will be making his fourth
appearance in the Shakertown. The 8-year-old has finished fourth the
past two years and was third in the 2009 renewal.
of the Woodford (G3) here in 2008, Chamberlain Bridge will be partnered
by regular rider Jamie Theriot and break from post position nine.
Silverton Hill, LLC’s Havelock,
winner of the 2011 Woodford here last fall, looms as a major threat to
Chamberlain Bridge. Trained by Darrin Miller, Havelock also won the
Grade 2 Play the King at Woodbine last summer as well as the Arlington
Sprint Handicap. Havelock will be ridden by Joel Rosario and break from
post position four.
A first-time U.S. starter in the Shakertown is Herve Barjot’s Surfrider (IRE),
a Group 3 winner in France last year. Trained by Eddie Kenneally,
Surfrider will break from post position eight under Ramon Dominguez.
The field for the Shakertown, from the inside out, is as follows: Perfect Officer (Javier Castellano, 118 pounds), Concorde’s Flight (Garrett Gomez, 118), Great Attack (Jeffrey Sanchez, 120), Havelock (Rosario, 120), Byesville (Matthew Straight, 118), Zeb (Edgar Prado, 118), Great Mills (Julien Leparoux, 120), Surfrider (IRE) (Dominguez, 118), Chamberlain Bridge (Theriot, 120) and Unsaddled Glory (James Graham, 118).