Stakes Debut for Undefeated Clipthecouponannie in $125,000 Franklin Square Stakes

Stakes Debut for Undefeated Clipthecouponannie in $125,000 Franklin Square Stakes

Category : News - Thu 18/02/2016 - 16:30 EST

On Saturday at Aqueduct, the featured race is the $125,000 Franklin Square Stakes. Restricted to three-year-old fillies bred in New York, the six furlong contest has drawn a field of six.

Clipthecouponannie tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A bay daughter of Uncle Mo bred and owned by Repole Stable, she is out of a multiple stakes winning mare and will be stepping up to stakes company for the first time. After breaking her maiden in her debut, she won an optional claiming race in her next start to remain undefeated. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and they will break from the rail.

Frosty Margarita going for fourth straight win

Second choice at morning line odds of 8-5 is Frosty Margarita for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. A dark bay daughter of Frost Giant, she is a homebred for Gabrielle Farm and has been on the board in all seven starts. She will be trying to earn her fifth career victory and is coming into this race off of three consecutive wins against state-bred stakes company. Jose Ortiz will be aboard from the outside post.

Wonderment back off seven month layoff

Also in the field at morning line odds of 7-2 is Wonderment for trainer Ken McPeek. A gray daughter of Cosmonaut, she is undefeated from two starts and will be trying to earn her second consecutive stakes victory. She broke her maiden in her debut at Belmont Park in July and followed that up with a win ten days later in the Lynbrook Stakes. She has been on the shelf since that race and will break from post four under Cornelio Velasquez. 

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