The Coady stakes will have six entrants, colts and geldings and the Chandler nine fillies. Both races will be contested at one mile on the turf course.
The Coady stakes may be small in number but high in talent, starting with leading trainer Robertino Diodoro’s double starters of Edison and Twelve Tribes.
The other Diodoro entrant is Twelve Tribes. Although not as accomplished as his stablemate, Twelve Tribes has won 3 of 7 turf efforts, including his recent 5 ½ length romp over the local green, October 20.
Another to note is Deadly Black Eagle. The Dan McFarlane-trained Arizona bred has won six of 19 efforts. The son of Top Hit, finished second to Twelve Tribes in the Oct. 20 race, while encountering race traffic.
Nine sophomore fillies are set to line up in the Chandler Stakes. The stakes comes up interesting not so much for those who’ve won over the turf but for those making their first start over the lawn.
First, those with turf records: Adriatic Lass’s record of three out of four wins over the grass – all at Golden Gate – tops the other entrants. Next is Bear Facts, a winner of one in five efforts over the lawn, with that victory coming Oct. 25 here locally.
And now for those making their first grass starts: Aware, a winner of six of 11 dirt efforts – half here locally and half in Canada – boasts decent turf breeding through her sire El Roblar and grandsire War Chant.
Second is Jude Rocks. The lightly raced Idaho bred appears, at least Beyer figure-wise, not to be fast enough to keep pace with her more accomplished misses. She’s won three minor stakes at Boise. However, she lines up turf breeding wise, being by Rocky Bar, whose grandsire is In Excess. Jude Rocks will probably have the lead and if she can improve her race-day performance, she might surprise at a price.