TwinSpires Turf Sprint & Edgewood Stakes Notes
by Churchill Downs Notes Team
Holding Gold and Green Mask, the 1-2 finishers in last month’s Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland head a field of 13 for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint.
The Twin Spires Turf Sprint will go as the afternoon’s seventh race with a 2 p.m. post time.
Owned by the Live Oak Plantation and trained by Mark Casse, Holding Gold came off a six-month layoff to win the Shakertown by a neck over Green Mask. Joel Rosario has the mount on Holding Gold and will break from post position three.
Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask is a multiple graded stakes-placed runner now in the barn of Brad Cox. Winner of the Bonapaw at Fair Grounds three starts back, Green Mask will break from post position 12 and be ridden by Javier Castellano.
The field for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint, from the inside with rider and weight, is: Wilbo (Joe Bravo, 120 pounds), Platinum Prince (Joe Rocco Jr., 120), Holding Gold (Rosario, 125), Why Two (Flavien Prat, 120), Maniacal (David Flores, 120), Expected Ruler (Didiel Osorio, 120), Derek’s Smile (Paco Lopez, 117), Pure Sensation (Jose Ortiz, 120), Partly Mocha (Julien Leparoux, 122), Black Bear (Calvin Borel, 120), Latent Revenge (Rafael Bejarano, 120), Green Mask (Castellano, 120) and Tell All You Know (Corey Lanerie, 120).
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The John Oxley entry of La Coronel and Dream Dancing headline a field of 13 3-year-old fillies for the Edgewood.
The Edgewood will go as the afternoon’s 10th race with a 5:04 p.m. post time.
Trained by Mark Casse and to be ridden by Julien Leparoux, La Coronel was a daylight winner of the Appalachian (GIII) at Keeneland in her most recent start. She won the Jessamine (GIII) last fall at Keeneland and by virtue of that was the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (GI) in which she finished sixth.
Dream Dancing, winner of the Herecomesthebride (GIII) at Gulfstream Park in March and most recently a fast-closing fourth in the Appalachian also is trained by Casse, who won the Edgewood last year with Catch a Glimpse.
Dream Dancing has won three of her five career starts on grass. Leparoux also is named on Dream Dancing and will break from post position nine.
The field for the Edgewood, from the inside with rider and weight, is: Bernadiva (Javier Castellano, 118 pounds), Youngest Daughter (Jose Lezcano, 118), India Mantuana (Jose Ortiz, 118), Journey Home (John Velazquez, 123), Stallion Heiress (Mitchell Murrill, 118), Proctor’s Ledge (Corey Lanerie, 118), Storm the Hill (Joel Rosario, 118), Sweeping Paddy (Luis Saez, 118), Dream Dancing (Leparoux, 123), Purely a Dream (Florent Geroux, 118), Emphatically (Flavien Prat, 118, La Coronel (Leparoux, 123) and You Missed It (Mario Gutierrez, 118).