Fritchie And General George Top Laurel Weekend
A nice group of fillies and mares is likely for the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie H. (G2) at Laurel Park on Saturday, one of two lucrative stakes at the Maryland venue this weekend. Multiple stakes winner Nicole H was second in this spot last year and will hope to get up in this dash for trainer Michael Hushion. The consistently good daughter of Mr. Greeley was a game second last time in the Correction H. and could vie for the favorite’s role in this spot.
Bold Affair romped home in a stakes prep race for this and is sharp right now for conditioner Howard Wolfendale. The daughter of Two Punch is 4-for-7 on her favorite strip. Multiple stakes queen Dance to Bristol owns a 7-4-3-0 mark on this dirt course and exits a big allowance win two weeks back which should have her on her toes in this affair. Grade 3-placed Fantasy of Flight, Safely Kept S. heroine Greed and Fear, the sensational My Wandy’s Girl, recent stakes queen Onepointhreekarats and multiple stakes winner Spectacular Sky, from the barn of Marty Wolfson, add to the depth of this dash.
Monday will play host to the $250,000 General George H. (G3), and is set to draw the likes of Bob Baffert’s Brigand, Fire Plug S. winner Broad Rule, Calder Derby hero Good Morning Diva, Scott Lake’s Harbor Kid, De Francis runner-up Il Villano, an impressive stakes hero last time and the in-form Summer Sunset.