This is one Stidham stable update you do NOT want to miss! But, before we get to the juicy stable gossip, let’s take a look at all the week’s winners…
Wednesday, Brent Gasaway’s Repeat Repeat claimed his second career win at Tampa Bay Downs under a well-judged ride under Brian Pedroza. While today at the track, DARRS Inc’s Meilleur was a lucky beneficiary of a stewards decision, when awarded a closely-fought race. Again, Pedroza was in the saddle.
Quickly, we’ll take a look at the weekend entries:
Summer Spice – Race 4, Claiming $16,000
Storming the Beach – Race 6, Claiming $16,000
Pucon – Race 7, Maiden Special Weight
Speeding Starlet – Race 8, Starter Optional Claiming
A La Mode – Race 10, Maiden Claiming
Miss Gracer – Race 6, Allowance Optional Claiming $40,000
And now, here’s a look at where some of the stable stars are headed in the upcoming weeks:
Cedartown – the recent Louisiana Stakes winner is being pointed towards the 1 mile 1/16 $150,000 GIII Mineshaft Stakes at Fair Grounds on Feb. 17.
Stidham said of the rapidly improving young colt: “He’s a very exciting prospect who keeps getting better and better with maturity.”
Hallie Belle – the recent Pago Hop Stakes winner has two possible engagements. One is the 1 mile 1/16th $75,000 Albert M. Stall Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 17. The other is the $175,000 Lambholm South Endeavor Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on February 10.
Stidham said of Hallie Belle: “She’s another exciting prospect for Godolphin. We liked her from the beginning – she just needed time to grow up.”
Supreme Aura – with two runs and two wins under his belt, Supreme Aura could head next for the 1 mile 1/16th $400,000 GII Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 17. He could go to the 1 mile 1/16th $500,000 GIII Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on February 19. Or, he could head to the 1 mile 1/16th $250,000 GIII Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa on February 10.
Missive – the 1 mile 1/16th $200,000 GII Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 17.
Said Stidham: “We hope to get more black type with her.”
Highly Prized – 1 1/2 mile $200,000 GIII John B. Connally Turf at Sam Houston on February 28.
Charged – 1 mile 1/16th $50,000 Houston Distaff at Sam Houston on February 28.
Street Lady – the 6 1/2 furlong $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes at Turfway Park on February 9.