Palace Facing Eight Rivals in $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Dash

Palace Facing Eight Rivals in $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Dash

Category : News - Fri 13/11/2015 - 22:12 EST

On Saturday at Laurel Park, the featured race is the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash. The six-furlong stakes race has attracted a competitive field of nine colts and geldings.

Palace tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Linda Rice. A New York-bred son of City Zip, the six-year-old is a twelve-time winner and has one win from four starts this year. He is coming into this race off of a victory in the Hudson Handicap against state-bred company at Belmont Park. Regular rider Cornelio Velasquez will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position three.

Stallwalkin' Dude back on short rest

Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Stallwalkin’ Dude for trainer David Jacobson. A five-year-old gelded son of City Place, he is a twelve time career winner and has won six of his fifteen outings this year. He is wheeling back on two weeks rest after finishing eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Trevor McCarthy will be in the irons of the multiple stakes winner and they will break from post position two.

Trouble Kid going for fifth straight score

Also in the field at morning line odds of 9-2 is Trouble Kid for trainer Ramon Preciado. A three-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, he has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and is a four time winner. He is coming into this race off of a four race win streak and his last two victories have come against stakes competition. Joshua Navarro will be aboard and they will break from the outside post as he goes for his fifth straight win. 

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