The field for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $150,000 New York is beginning to
take shape, with eight fillies and mares probable for the 67th
running of the 1¼-mile turf race.
Gozzip Girl will make her first start as a 4-year-old
in the New York, following an impressive
sophomore campaign in which she won the Grade 1 American Oaks at Hollywood Park,
the Grade 2 Sands Point at Belmont, and the
Grade 3 Herecomesthebride at Gulfstream
Ave, owned by Three Chimneys Racing is one of two
probable entrants for trainer Roger Attfield, who could also send Charles
Fipke’s Lady Shakespeare. Ave exits a third place finish in her first
start in the United States, the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap on the Preakness
Day undercard May 15, while Lady Shakespeare won the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at
Keeneland on April 22 in her most recent outing.
Second to Lady Shakespeare in the Bewitch was Swettenham
Stud’s Changing Skies, one of three Bill Mott trainees who could start
on Saturday. Kiawah Cat, third in a Keeneland allowance race on April 18
and Treat Gently, winner of the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay at Belmont on May 22, were
also named probable starters.
Nehantic Kat, second in the Sheepshead
Bay, and Daveron, a turf
allowance winner on May 14 at Belmont
are also probable according to NYRA Stakes Coordinator Andrew Byrnes.