Ajax Downs Presents Stakes Doubleheader on Monday

The two stakes honor the memory of track founder Alexander Picov.

Q-Racing Journal

Ajax Downs near Toronto, Ontario, will present a stakes doubleheader on Monday.

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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