Carl R. Moore Management’s veteran Chamberlain Bridge,
a 13-time stakes winner and earner of $1,875,135, will face six rivals
Saturday as he attempts to win the $150,000 Woodford Stakes presented by
Keeneland Select (G3) at 5½ furlongs on the turf for a second time.
The Woodford Stakes presented by Keeneland Select is scheduled as the
fifth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 3:13 p.m. (ET) post
Trained by Bret Calhoun, Chamberlain Bridge won the 2008 Woodford and
finished fourth in the race in 2009. Also on his resume is a victory in
the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G2) at Churchill Downs.
Second in the Turf Monster Handicap (G2) at Parx in his most recent
start, Chamberlain Bridge will break from post position three and be
ridden by Paco Lopez on Saturday.
Chief among the opposition for Chamberlain Bridge are Great Attack and Bridgetown, the respective 1-2 finishers in the Turf Sprint (G3) on May 5 at Churchill Downs, and Great Mills, runner-up by a nose in the Shakertown (G3) here this spring.
The field for the Woodford Stakes presented by Keeneland Select, from the inside out, is as follows: Ginplay (James Graham, 120 pounds), Bridgetown (Javier Castellano, 120), Chamberlain Bridge (Paco Lopez, 120), Icon Ike (Robby Albarado, 118), Wekiva Wachee (Jose Lezcano, 120), Will’s Wildcat (Calvin Borel, 120) and Great Mills (Julien Leparoux, 120).