Darley Stable’s Crossbow and Fox Ridge Farm’s Yield Bogey are among the entries for Friday’s 7-furlong $80,000 Rob N Gin Stakes at Belmont Park. The field of eight entries may expand or could take on a different look should the race come off the turf and be run on the main track.
Crossbow has drawn the rail, is the 7/2 morning-line second choice, and will carry 121 pounds. The 2-time Eclipse Award winning Jockey Ramon Dominguez has the return call on the graded stakes placed son of Bernardini, who will be making his turf debut. Kiaran McLaughlin conditions the bay colt out of the multiple graded stakes winning broodmare Forest Heiress. Crossbow was bred by Robert and Janice McNair’s Stonerside Stable, and was broken and trained in Aiken by Tim Jones. Crossbow breezed a half-mile on Oct. 6 at Belmont Park, working in 47 4/5 seconds.
Crossbow has 4 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds and has earned $182,076.
Peter Schiff’s Fox Ridge Farm’s multiple graded stakes placed Yield Bogey drew the extreme outside post and will break from the 8-hole. The son of the 1996 Sovereign Award winning Sprinter Langfuhr will have Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado in the irons, is 6/1 on the morning-line, and will carry 121 pounds. The 8-year-old gelding is conditioned by Pat Kelly, and last worked on Oct. 7, breezing a half-mile in 49 seconds. The durable campaigner was trained in Aiken by Sally Cluff and Suzy Haslup, and will be making his 33rd lifetime start. Yield Bogey has 4 wins, 4 seconds and 8 thirds, en route to bankrolling $333,371.
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