Zipessa, last year’s winner of the GIII Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes and a duel GI-placed runner, makes her eagerly awaited 2017 in today’s GII Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park.
She faces five other rivals in today’s race, which is worth $200,000. And she’s a 7-2 shot on the Morning Line to prevail under Mitchell Murrill. And it’s great to see one of Stidham’s stable stalwarts back out and strutting her stuff once again.
Here’s a look at the rest of the weekend runners:
Heir Jordan – Race 8, Maiden Claiming $20,000
Lowen Warrior – Race 2, Allowance
Summer Spice – Race 10, Starter Optional Claiming $25,000
Watch Your Six – Race 3, Allowance Optional Claiming $75,000
Jockamo’s Song – Race 9, Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000