Trainer Chad Brown has the European-bred duo of Dream Peace and Zagora primed for the Grade 1, $600,000 Flower Bowl
Invitational, a 1 ¼-mile race on the inner turf course for fillies and mares.
Previously trained by Robert Collet, Etreham Farm’s Dream Peace
won the 2011 Group 2 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville in France and has remained
in the United States since finishing second in the Grade 1 Diana on July 28 at
Saratoga Race Course. The Flower Bowl will be her first start for Brown.
Zagora, owned by Martin Schwartz, seeks her first Grade 1 win since
taking the 2011 Diana. She is 4-0-1 in six starts this year, including a 1
½-length victory on August 25 in Saratoga’s
Grade 2 Ballston Spa presented by Jose Cuervo in course-record time.
I’m a Dreamer
landed the biggest win of her career in her most recent start when she held on
to take the Grade 1 Beverly D. by a head on August 18 at Arlington Park.
Primarily campaigned in Great Britain,
the Andrew Stone color-bearer will make another trip across the Atlantic to compete in the Flower Bowl.
Nahrain, heroine of
the 2011 Group 1 Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp, will make her first start
in the United States since she was second in last year’s Grade 1
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Churchill Downs. The Darley
homebred seeks her first win of 2012.
Probables also include Hit It Rich
and Bizzy Caroline, first and
second in the Grade 3 Glens Falls on September 3 at Saratoga, and New York-bred star Hessonite. City to City, Kissable,
and Mystical Star are possible.