The top three finishers from the $200,000 Turf Amazon Handicap, Inspired, Bounding Bi and Sensible Lady, are signed on for a rematch in Friday’s 16th running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County to be contested at 5½ furlongs on the grass.
The Buffalo Trace Franklin County, won last year by Wild About Marie, will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:21 p.m. (ET) post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m.
Trained by Allen Iwinski and owned by Peter Blum Thoroughbreds,
Inspired led all the way to win the five-furlong Turf Amazon by a length
on September 3 at Parx. Junior Alvarado retains the mount on Inspired,
who will break from post position two.
Y-Lo Racing Stables’ Bounding Bi and Three Lyons Racing’s Sensible
Lady finished a nose apart in the Parx race. James Graham picks up the
mount on Bounding Bi, who will break from post position four, with
Xavier Perez retaining the mount on Sensible Lady, who will break from
post position eight.
The field for the Buffalo Trace Franklin County, from the inside out, is as follows: Plus One (Paco Lopez, 118 pounds), Inspired (Junior Alvarado, 122), Georgie’s Angel (Robby Albarado, 118), Bounding Bi (James Graham, 120), Well Deserved (Corey Lanerie, 120), Yournotthebossofme (Leandro Goncalves, 120), You Need Me (Joe Rocco Jr., 120), Sensible Lady (Xavier Perez, 120), Speedacious (Miguel Mena, 120), Maple Forest (John Velazquez, 120), Madame Giry (Eddie Castro, 122) and Taty’s Gold (Constantino Roman, 120). Also eligibles: Formal Plan (Greta Kuntzweiler, 120) and Classy Zip (Paco Lopez, 120).