Belmont Park will host the Bouwerie Stakes this Sunday, June28th. It will be a $100,000 7-furlong race on the dirt track for 3-year-old female horses.
Here are the six horses competing in the Boewerie Stakes.
- Critical Value
- Ilchester Cheetah
- Naked Avenger
- Risky Mischief
- Courageous Girl
- Big Q
Trainer Jeremiah Englehart will have two chances in this race. He has both Critical Value and Risky Mischief coming off an extended break to compete on Saturday in this stakes race.
Risky Mischief is looking for a better run than her last time out back in September of last year where she placed 6th of 7. But Englehart says she’s the best he has ever had her after recovering from ulcers.
Critical Value was getting a little sour on Englehart while at Oaklawn Park. He said her feet were also bugging her.
“I got her back to Belmont and she seemed like she picked it up,” he said.
Jockey Dylan Davis will be on Courageous Girl. She finished second her last time out at 34-1 odds.
“She probably wants a mile or further, but she’s a 3-year-old filly with no place to run her,” trainer David Donk said. “She ran such a big race last time. It was a huge improvement off the rest of her efforts. It surprised all of us. This will be a good testing ground to see where she’s at.”
Big Q won the Key Cents Stakes at 6-furlongs last November. She will be back for the first time since for trainer Gary Gullo.
“I think she’s doing very, very well,” Gullo said. “The only question I have with her is the seven-eighths. I don’t know if seven-eighths is her game. She really looks great. She’s filled out, her coat is good, her weight is good.”
Naked Avenger has won a Stakes race but has also been beaten by over 5 lengths by Critical Value. Ilchester Cheetah hasn’t showed much in her stakes appearances thus far, even though she is 5 for 10.
Risky Mischief might be the horse with speed out of the gate, but I believe the other horse for Englehart will end up crossing the line first.
In this stakes race, I have Jeremiah Englehart getting a win with Critical Value. Her only other run at Belmont last year she finished first. I’ll take her to win.
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