Robert Courtney Jr.’s Rahystrada and Niall Racing’s Temeraine, the 1-2 finishers in this summer’s Arlington Handicap (G3), head a field of nine entered Sunday for Thursday’s 19th running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) at 1½ miles on the turf.
The Sycamore will go as the eighth race on Thursday’s nine-race program with a post time of 4:49 p.m. (ET).
Trained by Byron Hughes, the 9-year-old Rahystrada, who has earned $1,381,750, has not raced since an 11th-place finish in the Arlington Million (G1). Leandro Goncalves will be aboard Thursday and break from post position six.
Temeraine, who is trained by Tom Proctor, finished fifth in the
Arlington Million and in his most recent start won the Kentucky Turf Cup
(G3) at Kentucky Downs. David Flores will have the mount Thursday and
break from post position three.
The field for the Sycamore, from the inside out, is as follows: Eagle Poise (Joe Rocco Jr., 121 pounds), Reflecting (Robby Albarado, 121), Temeraine (Flores, 123), Olympic Thunder (BRZ) (Alan Garcia, 121), Suntracer (Shaun Bridgmohan, 121), Rahystrada (Goncalves, 121), Najjaar (James Graham, 121), Nutello (Mario Pino, 121) and Tricky Hat (CHI) (Rosie Napravnik, 121).