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Monday, May 21, 2007

Rags to Riches: 50-50 to Start in Belmont Stakes

The DRF is reporting that the filly Rags to Riches may run in the Belmont Stakes: "I would say we're sitting right on the middle of the fence," Pletcher said in his barn office. "We're going to monitor two things basically, how she trains and who shows up, then make a decision."

"Pletcher said if Street Sense, Curlin, and Hard Spun all run in the Belmont, Rags to Riches would wait for the Grade 1 Mother Goose on June 30. If only two of the three run, he would consider it more strongly and even stronger still should only [one]of the top three run in the Belmont."

And so it begins...

Wouldn't it be ironic if Pletcher's first Triple Crown win was with a filly rather than his colts?