After a relatively quiet week, the fireworks this weekend erupt at the Stidham racing camp, with a slew of big race runners all over the joint!
First up, tomorrow, Jockamo’s Song (a winner last time out of the Louisiana Legends Sprint Stakes) is one of 14 scheduled to line up in the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Sprint Stakes at Louisiana Downs. The ultra-consistent Jockamo’s Song has the able services of Gerard Melancon in the saddle, and he’s a 4-1 shot on the Morning Line.
At Mountaineer tomorrow, One Last Shot is seeking her first black type victory in the $75,000 West Virginia Senate President’s Cup Stakes. One Last Shot is another Stidham runner who’s as honest as the day is long, and she’s a 10-1 shot on the Morning Line to prevail under jockey Ricardo Santana.
Over at Suffolk Downs, Watch Your Six is another one looking for her first black type win in the $75,000 Drumtop Stakes. Seven are scheduled to go to post, and Watch Your Six is an 8-1 shot under jockey Brian Pedroza.
Watch Your Six is just one of a number of Stidham runners at Suffolk Downs this weekend – and one of the reasons why the big man is sending such a large army to the track is because of the great prize money on offer at the venue, said Stidham:
“It’s a great track, and they’ve done a great job at providing quality racing with good purses. All kudos to them.”
And here’s a look at the rest of the weekend entries:
Applesolutely True – Race 5, Allowance
Karula – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $15,000
Great Captain – Race 3, Maiden Claiming $16,000
Golden Story – Race 7, Claiming $6,500
Charged – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000
The Zip Zip Man – Race 12, Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000
Victory’s Secret – Race 15, Claiming $10,000
Summer Spice – Race 4, Claiming TB
Princess Lu Lu – Race 11, Allowance Optional Claiming
Highly Prized – Race 4, Claiming
Memory Bank – Race 6, Allowance
Acapella – Race 8, Allowance Optional Claiming $30,000