Land Over Sea Headlines $250,000 Black Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

Land Over Sea Headlines $250,000 Black Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

Category : News - Wed 18/05/2016 - 16:45 EDT

While the colts will compete in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday, some of the top three-year-old fillies in the country will square off in Fridays’ featured race at Pimlico – the $250,000 Black Eyed Susan Stakes. The Grade 2 event will be contested at a mile and an eighth on the main track and has drawn a field of fourteen.

Land Over Sea has been given the edge as the slight favorite at odds of 2-1 and comes out for the same trainer, owner and jockey combination that will team up with Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes (G1). Trained by Doug O’Neill and owned by Reddam Racing, the chestnut daughter of Bellamy Road has two wins from nine starts and is coming out of a runner-up effort in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). She will have regular rider Mario Gutierrez aboard and they will break from post position three.

Go Maggie Go back after Kentucky Oaks

Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Go Maggie Go, one of two fillies in the race for trainer Dale Romans. A bay daughter of Ghostzapper, the lightly-raced filly won the first two starts of her career, including the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), before finishing fourth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Luis Saez will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position five.

Kinsley Kisses trying for first stakes win

Also in the field at odds of 6-1 is Kinsley Kisses for trainer Todd Pletcher. A chestnut daughter of Congrats, she was purchased for $200,000 as a yearling and has won two of her three starts. She is trying to earn her first stakes victory and was last seen finishing third in the Beaumont Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. John Velazquez will be aboard and they will break from post position ten. 

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