Get Away Racing Stable’s 2-year-old filly Live Every Day and Rey Wan Racing’s 2-year-old colt Hello Prince were brilliant last out winners at Calder Casino & Race Course, and each will have strong support to repeat in the $100,000 Cassidy Stakes and $100,000 Birdonthewire Stakes, respectively, at six furlongs on Saturday.
Leading Calder jockey Luis Saez gets a return call on Live Every Day for trainer David Fawkes in a field of eight fillies drawn for the Cassidy after they teamed up to score by 6 ½ lengths going five furlongs in 58 1/5 in her career debut on Sept. 17. The chestnut daughter of Lion Heart was a $50,000 Fasig-Tipton February 2-year-old purchase.
Also certain to attract strong support in the Cassidy will be Sherry Parboo’s Exclusively Maria with Jose Alvarez in the saddle for trainer Bisnath Parboo, who claimed her for $25,000 out of her second start here on June 9. The daughter of Exclusive Quality won a maiden special by six lengths in her next start and finished a close-up third last out going five-eighths on turf in the Catcharisingstar Stakes on Aug. 27.
Another impressive debut winner in the field for the Cassidy is Live Oak Plantation’s Florida homebred Slew’s Exchange to be ridden by Orlando Bocachica for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. The daughter of Exchange Rate won her debut by 2 ½ lengths on July 4 by 2 ½ lengths after getting away to a slow start.
Completing the field for the Cassidy are Virginia and James Gamble’s Montessa G, Jesus Rios; Rosa Stephany Taveras’ Miss Quisqueya, John Delgado; Teresa and David Palmer’s Adela’s Song, Ruben Silvera; Lewis Pell and Michael Eigner’s Another Romance, Juan Leyva; and Peras International’s Yara, Fernando Jara.
Jockey Jose A.
Garcia gets a return cal on Hello Prince for trainer Daniel Pita after they drew
off to a 4 ½ lengths allowance victory going 6 ½ furlongs here on Sept. 10. The son
of Halo’s Image was a $14,000 OBS August yearling sales purchase.
Hello Prince won his debut in June, finished third in the $100,000 Frank Gomez Memorial in early July and chased Fort Loudon to no avail in the $75,000 Dr. Fager and $125,000 Affirmed divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series before the breakthrough allowance tally.
The biggest threat to Hello Prince in the field of six entered in the Birdonthewire will likely be J. Robert Harris III’s Mel Beach with Orlando Bocachica in the saddle for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. The chestnut son of Pomeroy finished second in his first three starts before posting a 10-1 upset victory in the Frank Gomez Memorial on July 2 with Hello Prince third that day.
Mel Beach was a $67,000 OBS March 2-year-opld purchase and also finished unplaced in both the Dr. Fager and Affirmed before finishing second last out behind Hello Prince in the Sept. 10 ‘a other than’ allowance.
Completing the field for the Birdonthewire are Harley Frey’s Seattle Ex, Luis Saez; Brenda Tabraue’s and Andreas Farm’s Angelofdistinction, Fernando Jara; Half Hollow Racing’s Bob’s Place, Juan Leyva; and Kleinubing Racing’s Scat Home, Francisco Corrales.