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Breeders' Cup Day 1: “Margo's,” “Coach” Ready for Favorite Trick Breeders' Cup Stakes


October 23, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

Margo's Gift, winner of 4 of 6 lifetime and a perfect 4 for 4 in sprints, hits the track on Friday, October 26, in the Favorite Trick Breeders' Cup Stakes for 2-year-olds going 6 furlongs. The son of Polish Gift out of Burgundy Jones (by Knights Choice) is trained by Doris Harwood for owner Kenny Alhadeff and will be ridden by Emerald Downs' record-setting jockey Ricky Frazier.

One of “Margo's” top rivals should be West Coast Coach, who is undefeated in two starts, more recently the $52,000 Prairie Meadows Freshman Stakes in The Racing Journal territory on September 8. The son of Crafty Prospector out of Anotherhappyending (by Tale Of The Cat) is co-owned by his trainer, James DiVito, and Lee Battaglia and will be ridden by Joseph Talamo.

Margo's Gift spent his 2007 season in The Racing Journal territory at Emerald Downs. In his most recent race, Margo's Gift finished third behind Smarty Deb and Gallon in the $90,000 Gottstein Futurity on September 29.

The field for the $250,000 Favorite Trick Breeders' Cup Stakes (with saddlecloth number, jockey, and odds):

2 Cobra Strike, Jose Velez, 6-to-1
3 Lantana Mob, Robby Albarado, 3-to-1
4 Margo's Gift, Ricky Frazier, 10-to-1
5 Law Enforcement, Garrett Gomez, 7-to-2
6 Run Sully Run, Jose Lezcano, 20-to-1
1 Tide Dancer, Aaron Gryder, 8-to-1
7 Officer Frank, Julien Leparoux, 5-to-1
8 West Coast Coach, Joseph Talamo, 4-to-1
1A Indy Joe, Ramon Dominguez, 8-to-1
9 Jazz Nation, Kent Desormeaux, 10-to-1

The Favorite Trick Breeders' Cup Stakes is the 7th race on Friday's Monmouth Park card. The approximate post time is 1:50 p.m. Mountain Time.