David Donk pronounced chestnut 5-year-old mare Strike the Bell fit and
ready for the Grade 1, $400,000 The Foxwoods Just a Game on Saturday, the ninth
race and second leg of the $1 Million Guaranteed All Graded Stakes Pick 4.
12-1 on the morning line, Strike the Bell
has some strengths on display. She won the Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont
last September with a last-to-first move at the mile distance of the Just a
Game. She also retains the services of Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon
Dominguez, who was aboard in three of her five career victories.
Strike the Bell
has won her second start off a layoff the past two times she has taken breaks.
had one race off the layoff a week ago and was second to Much Rejoicing,”
Donk said. “Ramon’s back up on her and suits her well, so it’s good. It’s a