Sycamore Racing’s Nellie Cashman,
who had to decline an invitation to last Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II
Challenge Cup (G1) because of a slight fever, headlines a field of 12
three-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered Tuesday for
Friday’s 23rd running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
The Pin Oak Valley View will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:21 p.m. (ET) post time.
Trained by Francis Abbott III, Nellie Cashman won the Virginia Oaks
(G3) at Colonial Downs in July, and in her most recent start was
disqualified from a victory in the Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (G2) at
Saratoga for drifting out in the stretch.
Forest Boyce, who has ridden Nellie Cashman in her past two races, has the call Friday and will break from post position one.
Chief among the opposition to Nellie Cashman are the 1-2 finishers from this spring’s Appalachian (G3) here, Unbelievable Dream and Overheard.
Sure Thing Stables’ Unbelievable Dream, trained by Barclay Tagg,
comes into the Pin Oak Valley View off a third-place finish in the
Riskaverse at Saratoga. Rosie Napravnik has the mount Friday and will
break from post position 12.
No filly has swept the Appalachian and Pin Oak Valley View.
Pin Oak Stable’s Overheard, trained by Malcolm Pierce, finished second in her past two races to Leigh Court,
who set the pace in the QE II before finishing fourth. Eurico Da Silva,
who has been aboard Overheard in her past four races, has the call
Friday and will break from post position eight.
The field for the Pin Oak Valley View, from the rail out, is as follows: Nellie Cashman (Boyce, 122 pounds), She’s Popular(Corey Lanerie, 118), Summer of Fun (Joe Rocco Jr., 118), Stormin Elle (E.T. Baird, 118), Yuzuru (Angel Serpa, 118),Frivolous (Jon Court, 118), Every Way (James Graham, 118), Overheard (Da Silva, 118), Miss Lamour (Eddie Castro, 118),Sustained (Junior Alvarado, 118), I O Ireland (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118) and Unbelievable Dream (Napravnik, 122). Also-eligibles: Hedonemewrongsong (Kent Desormeaux, 118) and Sense to Compete (Alan Garcia, 118).