Greetings Race Fans,
Summer Classic gets his second opportunity to run on the turf course at Delaware Park on Monday, July 25. SC banged his leg on the stall door and was scratched from his date with a seven furlong turf race last week. He has since recovered and will challenge 10 other horses in Race #3 (2:15 pm EST), this time going a Mile and 70 yards on the Delaware turf. Newcomer Etienne Merle gets the mount on Classic, the pair departs from the #9 post at (8/1) morning line odds. #5 VC Charlie is the lukewarm (3/1) favorite. This Maiden Claiming carries a $10K claiming tag and a $16K purse. After three lackluster performances on dirt, connections hope Classic will find his groove, and greener pastures, on grass!
Player: Cocoa Bandita
Home Field: Fairmount Park
Game Day: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Game Time: 3:25 pm (CST), Race #6
Batting Order: Leadoff, Post #1
Hitting Coach: Dawn Martin (trainer)
Teammate: Azael De Leon (jockey)
Last Game: Walk Off Grand Slam at Indy
Outlook: Cocoa moves up in class to Allowance company on only 11 days rest. She has been eating and training well and appears to be eager for another start. CB is given much more respect at (5/1) morning line odds with #3 Kipper Doodle the (5/2) morning line favorite in the seven horse field. The purse is $8,600 with an additional $3,096 for Illinois breds. The competition will be stiffer but we like our chances playing at home, with a home run hitter in the lineup!
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