INGLEWOOD, Calif. (September 15, 2010)—Triple Cream, who began her career in Southern California, will make her first appearance in a Grade 1 race in the $250,000 Garden City Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park.
Fourth in both the Senorita Stakes and Honeymoon Handicap during the spring-summer meet at Hollywood Park, Triple Cream is one of eight 3-year-old fillies scheduled to start in the race at 1 1/8 miles on turf.
Owned by celebrity chef Bobby Flay and now trained by Jimmy Toner – Triple Cream was with David Hofmans in California – the gray daughter of Tapit will break from the outside and be ridden by Alan Garcia.
In three starts in New York and New Jersey, Triple Cream has a second and two thirds. Her lone win in eight races came against maidens on April 11 at Santa Anita.
The sharpest member of the field is Check the Label. A daughter of Stormin Fever owned by Lael Stable and trained by Graham Motion, she has won three in a row since April, all in graded stakes.
From the inside out, the complete field for the 32nd Garden City: Check the Label, Ramon Dominguez rides, 120 pounds; Gitchee Goomie, Eibar Coa, 116; Persuading, Alex Solis, 116; Queen of the Creek, Julien Leparoux, 116; No Explaining, John Velazquez, 116; Negligee, Rajiv Maragh, 118; Snow Top Mountain, Edgar Prado, 118 and Triple Cream, Alan Garcia, 116.
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