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Egg Drop After Nice Payday in Alcibiades

Little Red Feather Racing got a quick return on its $12,000 purchase of Egg Drop as a yearling last year when the filly won at first asking on September 3 at Del Mar. On Friday afternoon, Egg Drop will be after a $240,000 check when she goes postward in the Darley Alcibiades (G1).

 

“She broke her maiden on this kind of surface at Del Mar and I know she likes it,” trainer Mike Mitchell said. “Plus, this race is $400,000 and the Oak Leaf (last weekend at Santa Anita) was $200,000.”

 

Joe Talamo, who was aboard for Egg Drop’s maiden victory, will be back aboard Friday when the filly breaks from post position six in a full field of 14 in the Darley Alcibiades, which is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to be run November 4 at Churchill Downs.

 

Egg Drop was a known commodity to Mitchell even before she landed in his barn.

 

“Tom McCrocklin buys a lot of horses for Little Red Feather and he’s got a great eye for a horse, especially fillies,” Mitchell said. “He told me about her six months before she ever got here.”

 

After her maiden victory at 5½ furlongs, Egg Drop had four works at Hollywood Park before shipping to Keeneland.

 

“Now we hope the Alphabet Soup (the filly’s sire) can carry her two turns,” Mitchell said of the 1 1/16-mile Darley Alcibiades.

 

 

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Egg Drop has a "notorious" gate issue. It is called "Not breaking with the field". Mike Mitchell is "inept" at resolving the issue. In fact, Gary Brinson doesn't even want to see this filly around his starting gate.

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