Thursday, March 22, 2012
Heavy Breathing Favored in Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes
FLORENCE, Ky., March 22, 2012 – Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has made Todd Pletcher’s Heavy Breathing the 3-1 favorite for the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway on Saturday.
Went the Day Well, trained by last year’s winning trainer Graham Motion, and Handsome Mike, Doug O’Neill’s California shipper, are co-second choice at 4-1.
New York-bred Went the Day Well comes in off a textbook off-the-pace maiden special win, also at Gulfstream. The Spiral Stakes will be the third U.S. start for the Proud Citizen colt, who began his career with two turf races in England. John Velazquez replaces Castellano in the irons on Saturday.
The Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes is the 10th of 12 races on Saturday’s card. First post is 1:10 p.m. Post time for the Spiral Stakes is 5:45 p.m.
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