Another typically busy weekend of action for the Stidham stable potentially has a bearing on a head-to-head battle at the head of the trainer’s table at Arlington.
Stidham is currently sitting in second place at Arlington, with 17 victories on the board and $347,405 in the kitty – a little over a paltry $20,000 behind current leader Larry Rivelli. Stidham’s stats also bear close scrutiny.
He has an excellent 27% win-rate (the same as Rivelli), and his top-three percentage tops out at 59% – three percent more than Rivelli. And so, with a slew of runners at Arlington (and the horses remaining in such fine form), the trainer’s board could once again see Stidham sit on top after the weekend.
Here’s a look at the weekend entries:
She’s Fine Tuned – Race 2, Maiden Special Weight
Forest Circle – Race 2, Maiden Special Weight
Socialized – Race 3, Claiming $25,000
Fashion Hill – Race 4, Claiming $25,000
Sashay – Race 8, Maiden Special Weight
Trend – Race 5, Claiming $40,000
Zubi Zubi Zu – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $62,500
Indiana Grand Race Course
Sylvia’s Warrior – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000
Le Dimanche – Race 1, Maiden Claiming $7,500
Meetmeforasmoke – Race 4, Claiming $25,000
Trusty Truman – Race 8, Maiden Claiming $15,000