Two horses that sit in the top five in the Fantasy Ownership Challenge are scheduled to race May 5-6 at Laurel Park.
Victor Santiago's Supervisor, who leads the list of more than 40 horses with $30,077 in contest earnings, is entered Friday, May 5, in a $42,000 entry-level allowance race for trainer Faith Leatherman. The 5 1/2-furlong race, the eighth on the card, is listed for the grass, but with more than one inch of rain possible for central Maryland Thursday night into Friday it remains to be seen whether the race will be remain on the grass.
Triple Tree Stable's Claravoyant ($28,500), who broke her maiden in a $50,000 event March 18, the first day of the Fantasy Ownership Challenge, is entered in the seventh race Saturday, May 6, a starter/optional claiming event at one mile on the turf. Trained by Mary Eppler, the 4-year-old filly hasn't raced since her maiden victory.
Also entered in the same race is Joan Everett's Participate, who also won March 18 to kick off the contest but returned to finish sixth in an allowance race for trainer Jason Egan. Participate, who last year performed well on the turf at Laurel, ranks sixth in the standings with $21,077 in earnings.
Other contest horses in the Laurel entry box are Old Coach Farm's Eyerish Inspired (eighth in the standings with $16,302 in earnings) in the seventh race Thursday, May 4; Jose Corrales and Didier Placiencia's El Manut ($6,805) in the fourth race Friday; MCA Racing Stable's Hey Willie ($3,105) in the fifth race Saturday; and Kathleen Dibben's Brilliant Choice ($1,650) and Stronach Stables' Segovia ($575) in the fourth race Saturday.
Hey Willie and Segovia are listed as main-track-only entrants in their respective turf races.
(Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)