Thursday, March 19, 2009
NOT FOR SILVER STRETCHES OUT IN PRIVATE TERMS STAKES
LAUREL, MD. 03-19-09---The Mike Trombetta trained colt Not for Silver brings an undefeated record to his showdown with eight other 3-year-olds in Saturday’s one mile, $50,000 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park.
The Not For Love offspring has built an impressive resume, breaking his maiden by 4-1/2 lengths and trouncing optional/claiming company in his second outing at Laurel then traveling to Aqueduct to annex the Fred Capossela Stakes under steady urging. Julian Pimentel was aboard for his first two starts and regains the mount on Saturday. Not for Silver, one of seven 3-year-olds nominated to the Triple Crown by Trombetta, is the 7-5 morning line favorite.
Miracle Wood Stakes winner Rock On Justin (4-1) rides a three race win streak into the Private Terms. This will be his first start beyond seven furlongs and Tony Maragh stays aboard the Rock Slide gelding for trainer Gary Capuano. Rock On Justin drilled four furlongs at Laurel on March 14, the fastest of forty-one runners who worked that morning at the half-mile distance.
Classic Wildcat (6-1) has only started twice, but his debut race was a victory and his second start was a strong second against optional claimers. Larry Murray trains the Forest Wildcat runner. Luis Garcia has the mount.
Three runners have morning line odds of 8-1. New York-based runner Cellar Dweller has scored only once in nine tries but finished second in the Whirlaway Stakes last month. Bowie-based Tone It Down, also with a single victory, finished a very good second in his most recent start and retains the services of Mario Pino. Aswaaq, from the New York stable of Kiaran McLaughlin, has shown a turn of speed in all five starts but also shows only one victory. McLaughlin also entered the lightly raced Monk’s Creek (15-1) in Saturday’s feature.
Completing the field are St John’s Gospel (12-1), with a first, second, third and fourth against stakes company and Hehasnosay (20-1), who has posted two wins in four career starts.
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