4-year-old filly Senada posted a hard-fought 17-to-1 upset victory last out in
the Dowager Stakes at Keeneland
on Oct. 23 for
trainer Barclay Tagg with Robert Scarborough’s 4-year-old English-bred filly
Cheetah third as the favorite for trainer Christophe Clement, and they will
clash again Friday in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (G3) at Calder Casino
& Race Course.
edition of the La Prevoyante is run over the same 12-furlong distance on turf
as the Dowager with a wide-open field of 11 fillies and mares drawn for the
race that will share top billing on Calder’s closing day program with the
$100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on
Jockey Edgar Prado
gets a return call on Senada as the $800,000 Keeneland September yearling
purchase by Pulpit bids for a first Graded stakes victory. Senada finished
second in an overnight stakes and third in the Glens Falls Stakes (G3) at Saratoga prior to the
Dowager, both races won by Augustin Stable’s Emerald Beech, who also will
line-up for the La Prevoyante.
Jockey Rajiv Maragh
picks up the mount on Cheetah for Clement, who has won the La Prevoyante four
times previously, twice with Coretta. A roan/gray daughter of Tiger Hill,
Cheetah was a ‘Listed’ stakes winner racing 12 furlongs on Polytrack in England last year and
won the Robert G. Dick Memorial (G3) at Delaware Park in July going 11 furlongs on
Emerald Beech will
be ridden by Alex Solis and bids to bounce back from a fifth-place finished
last out in the 12-furlong Long
Island Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct on Nov. 12 with some trouble in the race.
The 5-year-old homebred by Maria’s Mon ran evenly to finish fourth behind
Stacelita in the Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) at Belmont Park on Oct. 1 after the Glens Falls victory.
prospect in the field is Green
Hills Farm’s 5-year-old Chilean-bred Casablanca Smile with Javier Castellano
named to ride for trainer Shug McGaughey. The daughter of Ocean Terrace hasn’t
run since finishing second behind Changing Skies in this race on Jan. 2 early this
year after romping home a seven-length winner of Keeneland’s Dowager Stakes in
the fall of 2010.
field for the La Prevoyante are Brinkerhill Farm’s Millennia, Jeffrey Sanchez; Glen Hill Farm’s
Holidaysatthefarm, Freddie Lenclud; Vann Bran Stable’s Ventania, Jorge
Calderon; Edward Seltzer’s Petite Riviere, Daniel Centeno; Charles Fipke’s
Thislilsoulofmine, Paco Lopez; Luis Duco Stable’s Coffee Run, Antonio Gallardo; and Teresa
and David Palmer’s Tesoro de Amor, Juan Leyva.