run in 1996, the Glens Falls is the final graded turf stakes of the
meet, for fillies and mares 3 years old and up going 11 furlongs over
the inner turf course.
field of 15 was entered led by Tannery, who is wheeled back by trainer
Alan Goldberg 16 days after the 4-year-old Dylan Thomas filly closed to
be fourth against males in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitationalon
August 17 at Saratoga.
by Richard Santulli, Tannery was a Group 3 winner last year in Ireland
who ran third in the Grade 1 Garden City in her stateside debut. Her
lone victory this year came in the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay on May 25 at
Castellano will ride Tannery, the 2-1 program favorite, from post 8.
Terrace, trained by Hall of Famer Jonathan Sheppard for Augustin
Stable, hails from the same connections that captured the 2011 Glens
Falls with Emerald Beech.
4-year-old chestnut daughter of Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, Angel
Terrace was fourth of seven, beaten 3 ¼ lengths, in the 1 ½-mile Waya on
August 5 at Saratoga. Winless in four starts this year, Angel Terrace
came from off the pace to take the Grade 3 Valley View last October at
Keeneland by a nose.
Wednesday, Angel Terrace tuned up for the Glens Falls with a
five-furlong breeze in 59.70 seconds over the Tapeta surface at the Fair
Hill Training Center in Maryland.
Waya] was a rough race," Sheppard said. "She definitely had a troubled
trip; I think she maybe could have been second. Off of that, I think
it's worth a shot. She's run very good over a distance of ground. She's
had a nice spacing between her races, and she seems fine. She had a nice
work at Fair Hill [Wednesday] morning, so we'll give it our best shot."
Napravnik replaces Castellano on Angel Terrace, 6-1 on the morning line, from post 4.
has been riding well lately, and I think that her style of sort of
swinging wide and coming down the middle of the stretch might suit this
filly," Sheppard said. "I don't think the distance is a problem. She
basically ran well in the Waya at a long distance. In fact, she's not
really extremely fast, so I think the long distance helps her."
in the Glens Falls are Grade 3 Bewitch winner Strathnaver; Anjaz and
Mystical Star, who ran second and third, respectively, behind Qushchi in
the Waya; Layali Dubai, making her third stateside start for trainer
Eoin Harty; graded stakes placed Minakshi, third in the Grade 3
Matchmaker and Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay this year; Grade 1-placed Cash for
Clunkers, in just her second start this year; and White Rose, making
her stakes debut.
by Godolphin Stable, Anjaz and Layli Dubai are coupled in the wagering.
Lady Cohiba, Greed and Fear, Scampering, Geisha Gal, Malibu Holiday and
Swift Taylor will run only if the race is moved to the main track.