Greetings Race Fans,
Mary Jeans Wildcat will make her 2nd career start on Friday, August 19, at Arlington Park in Chicago.
Our inexperienced filly will tackle a full field of 12 quality maidens in Race #8 beginning at 6:54pm. Trainer Ed Essenpreis gives Carlos Montalvo the mount again after a strong debut effort in a dead heat photo for 4th. MJW will leave from post #11 at (20/1) odds. #2 Carella, a daughter of Tapit, is the lukewarm favorite at (7/2) over #4 Brisson (4/1), trained by Wayne Catalano.
This Maiden Special Weight carries a purse of $25,600 with an additional $9,216 for Illinois breds, going 7 Furlongs on the All Weather track. We will see if ability trumps experience in the Windy City.