To say that the Stidham barn is running hot right now would be like saying Tom Brady shows glimmers of talent with the ol’ football. And this weekend, the return to the track of Roadster sets the stage for a possible third big winner in successive weekends.
Nearly two weeks ago, of course, Godolphin’s Pixelate cleared away with the Gr. 3 Winstar Mint Million Stakes. Then, last weekend, Susan and John Moore’s Princess Grace showed guts aplenty in the $660,000 Gr. 3 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Stakes.
This weekend, Roadster is on the comeback trail in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. Drawn 6 of 7 in the one mile event, Roadster has the inimitable services of Mike Smith. Together, they’re 5-2 shots on the Morning Line.
Highly tried during his career, Roadster won the Gr. 1 Santa Anita Derby back in 2019. On his first start for the Stidham stable earlier this year, Roadster finished 4th in the Gr. 2 New Orleans Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds. This 5-year-old son of Quality Road is expected to put up a good showing on his return to the barn.
And now for the rest of the weekend entries:
Big Easy Empire – Race 7, Maiden Claiming $16,000
Tiger to Remember – Race 7, Maiden Special Weight
Takingtimeoff – Race 5, Allowance
Tiger to Remember – Race 1, Maiden Special Weight
Pearl Earring – Race 4, Maiden Special Weight
Answer the Belle – Race 3, Maiden Optional Claiming $25,000
Starburst – Race 6, Allowance