Several Stakes Opportunities Highlight Closing Weekend at Churchill Downs

Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stables’ WARRIOR’S CHARGE looks to be the controlling speed in a top class field in the G2 Stephen Foster tomorrow at Churchill Downs where he will be looking for his third graded stakes victory.
Also running in the G2 Stephen Foster will be SOUTH BEND, privately purchased last year for Gary Barber, Wachtel Stables and Peter Deutsch.
The multiple stakes winning auction purchase ROYAL PRINCE will go for his third stakes win in the War Chant on Saturday at Churchill for owner Steve Landers. The three-year-old half-brother to Champion British Idiom has also won stakes races at the Fair Grounds and Sam Houston this year.
Private purchase TOBYS HEART will look to win her first race around two turns in Saturday’s final race, the Tepin, for owners Terry Hamilton, Gary Barber and Brian Lynch. The three-year-old daughter of Jack Milton captured the Limestone Turf Sprint at Keeneland to start her year.
Recent private purchase DREAMALILDREAMOFU goes in search of her first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s G3 Chicago Stakes for owners Full of Run Racing and Madaket Stables. The gutsy daughter of Commissioner ran too well to lose last out when finishing 2nd in the G3 Allaire DuPont on Preakness weekend.
Private purchase BUBBLES ON ICE (IRE), who won the Memories of Silver Stakes in her US debut for owners Glen Hill Farm, Cheyenne Stables and Madaket Stables, will look to add to her résumé in Saturday’s Wild Applause Stakes at Belmont Park.
The Elkstone Group’s SW/G2P GETRIDOFWHATAILESU lines up in the Lady Jacqueline Stakes at Thistledown on Saturday aftternoon after running a strong 3rd in the G3 Allaire DuPont last time out. The five-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper is having a career year having taken the Pippin at Oaklawn before hitting the board in the G2 Azeri and the aforementioned Allaire DuPont.
Also shipping to Thistledown this weekend is HOZIER, who runs in the G3 Ohio Derby for owners SF Racing, Starlight, Madaket, Stonestreet, Golconda, Siena and Robert Masterson. The three year old son is also entered in the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age Sale.

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