Eskenformoney Hopes for First Stakes Score in Summer Colony
August 19, 2016 11:55am
Eskenformoney wins at Gulfstream Park (1-16-15).
Photo: Lauren King, Gulfstream Park

With three second-place finishes and a pair of thirds in eight previous stakes appearances, StarLadies Racing's Eskenformoney will try again to notch her first stakes score when she faces five other fillies and mares in Monday's $100,000 Summer Colony.

Beaten a neck to finish second in the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher on July 31 at Monmouth Park, the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya also was third in the Lady's Secret earlier that month. Last year, she was second in the Grade 3 Monmouth Park Oaks and the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks, and third in the Grade 2 Davona Dale.

Javier Castellano has the call aboard the Todd Pletcher trainee, who drew post position 6 for the 1 1/8-mile race.

Trainer Charlton Baker has entered the 5-year-old Rachel's Temper, making her stakes debut after getting nosed out for the win in an optional claimer on July 27. Joel Rosario will ride from post position 4.

Expected to attract considerable support is the graded stakes-winning Tiger Ride, most recently third in the Grade 3 Dr. James Penny Memorial at Parx Racing. Trained by Graham Motion, the Candy Ride filly won the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View at Keeneland last October, and also took the Ta Wee and Indiana Grand at Indiana Grand Race Course.

Edgar Prado rides from post position 2.

Rounding out the field are the Ian Wilkes-trained Sweetgrass, most recently third behind Curalina and Cavorting in the Shuvee Handicap on July 31, and Milaya and Money'soncharlotte, fifth and sixth, respectively, last out in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap.

Source: NYRA Communications


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