Star weekend!

The fireworks that lit up the July 4 night sky continue on into the weekend, with the Stidham stable sending out a host of runners in a host of races, including four big ones at Arlington and Monmouth Park tomorrow.

Let’s start with Hallie Belle, who lines up in the G3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington. Drawn 6 of 13 in the $100,000 race on the turf, Hallie Belle is an 8-1 shot on the Morning Line, and has the services of Joe Bravo in the saddle.

Next up? Memory Bank in the $100,000 G3 Stars and Stripes Stakes. Drawn 8 of 12 with Christopher Emigh on board, Memory Bank is a 30-1 shot to go one better than his second place finish last time out in the Black Tie Affair Handicap.

Then there’s Synchrony, drawn 3 of 12 in the $100,000 G3 Arlington Handicap. The 6/5 shot has Joe Bravo in the saddle, and with two fine stakes victories under his belt already this year, a big run is expected.

Over at Monmouth Park Supreme Aura is drawn 4 of 5 in the $100,000 Betfair.com Long Branch Stakes. Winner last time out in the Pegasus Stakes, Supreme Aura is a 6/5 shot to prevail under jockey Antonio Gallardo.

The Stidham barn is heading into this important weekend in the back of a nice winner today at Arlington. Given a positive ride by Mitchell Murrill, Candyrock strode clear down the stretch to record a second successive victory for owners DARRS Inc.

And here’s the other Stidham entry this weekend:

Monmouth Park
Crownstone – Race 10, Allowance

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