The Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville Stakes will run as Race 8 on the July 16 card at Saratoga Race Course.
The event for 2-year-old fillies will cover six furlongs and include names like Make Mischief and Beautiful Memories among the field of eight.
Here is a look at the top entries for the Schuylerville Stakes.
Beautiful Memories, Make Mischief
Trainer Mark Casse has two entries for the race in the forms of Make Mischief and Beautiful Memories.
Beautiful Memories is a John Oxley homebred daughter of Hard Spun. She romped the field in a May 28 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs going five furlongs.
The filly set fractions of :22 and :45,29 through four furlongs before opening up nine lengths in the stretch. She ended up winning by 10 lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz, who will return as a rider.
That was her only career race so far.
According to Casse, “Beautiful Memories has done things at our training center that I have never seen a 2-year-old do.”
The filly has a strong pedigree, being a half sister to grade 2 winner Kimbear. Her third dam is Beautiful Pleasure, the champion six-time grade 1 winner.
Beautiful Memories will break from post 3.
Gary Barber’s Make Mischief drew the rail.
The Into Mischief filly broke her maiden on debut, winning a June 18 maiden test for New York-bred fillies at Belmont Park by a half-length.
In her first start, she sat off the pace in second under Jose Ortiz. She set fractions of :22.05 and :45.52 for the half-mile and steadied around the sixteenth pole before winning.
Jockey Jose Ortiz will be replaced by John Velazquez in the Schuylerville.
Sunny Isle Beach, Hopeful Princess
Another runner coming into the race is Sunny Isle Beach, entered by Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Trained by Wesley Ward, the Jimmy Creed filly scored her June 6 debut at Churchill Downs by a head after coming up from fourth.
Another Churchill Downs debut winner comes into the Schuylerville from trainer Steve Asmussen.
Hopeful Princess won on May 21 for Stonestreet Stables.
The other four contenders entered in the race won first-or second-time out at Gulfstream Park.
The full list of entries in the order of their post positions is: Make Mischief; Hara; Beautiful Memories; Quinoa Tifah; Sunny Isle Beach; Queen Arella; Dayoutoftheoffice; and Hopeful Princess.
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