Ajax Downs Presents Stakes Doubleheader on Monday
The two stakes honor the memory of track founder Alexander Picov.
October 7, 2017
Country Boy 123 and One Famous Glass will renew their rivalry in Monday’s 440-yard, $86,800 Alex Picov Memorial Championship Stakes at Ajax Downs.
A 4-year-old son of Country Chicks Man racing for Ruth F. Barbour from the barn of trainer Bryn Robertson, Country Boy 123 is coming off of a one-length victory over One Famous Glass in the 350-yard, $37,000 All Canadian Maturity at Ajax Downs on September 18. The Michigan-bred gelding drew post 5 and will be ridden by Cory Spataro.
One Famous Glass is a 7-year-old One Famous Eagle gelding trained by Bryn Robertson for owners Carol Robertson, Jaime Robertson, and Dr. Charles Hall. One Famous Glass has banked $47,155 this season, and his three wins include a one-length victory over Country Boy 123 in the 440-yard, $54,000 Bank of America Ajax Championship Challenge Stakes on September 3.
One Famous Glass drew post 6 and will be ridden by Tony Phillips.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Steel Patriot (Scott Sterr), 10-1
Valiant Stoli Time (Ed Walton), 8-1
Hickerson (Brian Bell), 4-1
Alakazaam (Ramiro S. Castillo), 7-2
Country Boy 123 (Cory Spataro), 3-1
One Famous Glass (Tony Phillips), 5-2
Fiesty Icon (Chelsey Willick), 9-2
Albertt (Cassandra Jeschke), 5-1
Also on Monday, a full field of 10 2-year-olds has been entered back in the 400-yard, $112,850 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity.
Had To Be Ivory, a homebred son of Ivory James trained by Bryn Robertson for owners Carol Robertson and Jaime Robertson, will put his undefeated record on the line. The fastest qualifier and 5-2 morning-line favorite, the gelding has won all four of his races, including the July 9, 350-yard John Deere Ajax Juvenile Challenge Stakes, and he has earned $29,126.
Tony Phillips will ride Had To Be Ivory from post 8.
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