The field is set for the $1 million Haskell, where Nyquist will be trying to re-stake his claim as the top three-year-old in the country.
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3/1 morning line favorite Shore Runner will break from the rail for trainer Joe Sharp after winning a pair of Belmont allowance races in his last two starts. The five year-old gelded son of More Than Ready has raced strictly in the claiming/allowance ranks in his 15-race career, winning 6 of those starts while earning $242,340.
At 4/1 TIghtend Touchdown has plenty of back class and recent form, exiting a win in the Grade 3 Parx Dash Handicap July 11. The six year-old gelded son of Pure Precision has won 11 of 31 career starts for earnings of $851,295. His notable accomplishments include wins in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup Stakes, and five in-the-money finishes in graded stakes company. Tightend Touchdown finished second in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. Javier Castellano will ride for trainer Jason Servis from post 7.
At 5/1 Amelia’s Wild Ride has proven capable of firing big efforts when on top of his game. The four year-old Ramon Preciado-trainee won the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup two back, and his finished in the money in 4 of his last 6 races. Jockey Jose Lezcano will be aboard the son of D’Wildcat breaking from post 6.
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the featured race is the $300,000 United Nations Stakes. Scheduled to be run at a mile and three-eighths on the turf, the Grade 1 event has drawn a field of ten colts and geldings.
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, the featured race is the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, a key prep race for the Haskell Invitational (G1). The Grade 3 event will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of seven three-year-olds.