Bobby's Kitten favored in Hall of Fame Stakes
08/06/2014 1:54 PM
08/06/2014 2:01 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Bobby's Kitten, winner of this year's Penn Mile, has been made the 7-5 morning line favorite for Friday's $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf.
Trained by Chad Brown, Bobby's Kitten will again be ridden by Javier Castellano from the outside post in the 1 1/16-mile turf race. Seven 3-year- olds have been entered, but Matterhorn will only start if the stakes is taken off the turf for the main track.
Bobby's Kitten, owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, won the Penn Mile two starts back at Penn National as the 13-10 favorite. Most recently the colt was eighth at 4-1 in the Belmont Derby on July 5.
Bobby's Kitten has won half of his eight career starts for $614,766.
In 2013, Bobby's Kitten won the Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park after breaking his maiden on Saratoga's turf course in his second lifetime start. He was the favorite in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita when he finished third behind Outstrip. This year the colt won an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs and was 12th in the Blue Grass Stakes on Keeneland's synthetic main track.
Here is the field for the Hall of Fame from the rail out: Give No Quarter, Rajiv Maragh, 3/1; Matterhorn, main track only, 2/1; Wallyanna, Irad Ortiz Jr., 15/1; So Lonesome, Jose Lezcano, 8/1; Long On Value, John Velazquez, 5/1; Bashart, Joel Rosario, 4-1 and Bobby's Kitten, Javier Castellano, 7/5.
The stakes will follow the induction ceremony for the class of 2014 into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. This year's inductees are jockeys Lloyd Hughes and Alex Solis; owners/breeders E.R. Bradley and E.P. Taylor; trainer Gary Jones, and champion thoroughbreds Ashado, Clifford and Curlin. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. ET with the stakes going off at approximately 5:15 p.m.