Stakes Action Aplenty at Across the Country as Spring Beckons

COLONIA (FR) wins the G3 Valley View at Keeneland

Private purchase DRAIN THE CLOCK goes in search of his second graded stakes victory for owners Slam Dunk Racing, Madaket Stables and Wonder Stable in the G3 Bay Shore at Aqueduct on Saturday.
That race comes a day after the G3 Distaff Handicap where Ten Strike Racing’s PORTAL CREEK will be looking to take down her first graded stakes win. Claimed for $25,000 in February of 2020, the five year old daughter of Shanghai Bobby was 2nd, beaten just a neck, in the G3 Go For Wand at Aqueduct in December before coming back to finish 2nd again in the Heavenly Prize.
At Keeneland, Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s ATTACHMENT RATE heads back to graded stakes company as he lines up in the G3 Commonwealth while SCONSIN, who was bred based on a mating suggested by BSW/Crow, gets her year started in the G1 Madison for Lloyd Madison Farms, IV.
Public auction purchases COACH and SOUTHERN GRAYCE will both be contesting stakes races at Oaklawn Park on Saturday afternoon. Running for Kueber Racing, COACH goes in the G3 Fantasy while SOUTHERN GRAYCE makes her stakes debut in the Purple Martin for owners 4 G Racing, LLC and Lance & Clint Gasaway.
Private purchase GOING GLOBAL runs in the G3 Providencia on Saturday at Santa Anita for owners CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig, Ray Pagano. The three year old daughter of Mehmas (IRE) will be looking for her third consecutive stakes win after taking both the G3 Sweet Life and the China Doll.
ROYAL PRINCE who won the Black Gold last out for owner Steve Landers will try to win his second consecutive stakes race on Saturday evening in the Bayou City Stakes at Sam Houston.

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