Weekend Lineup: Cardinal Handicap

by | 11.17.2017 | 4:07pm
Argentina champion Dona Bruja takes the G3 Mint Julep Stakes in her U.S. debut on June 11, 2017

The lone graded stakes race on the docket this weekend is the G3 Cardinal Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs. With a scheduled post time of 5:24 p.m. Eastern, the Cardinal is a nine furlong turf contest for fillies and mares age three and up.

Ignacio Correas' trainee Dona Bruja is the 8-5 morning line choice in the field of 12. In her four North American starts, the mare has won two Grade 3 races, placed second in the G1 Arlington Matron, and ran fourth in the G1 First Lady at Keeneland. The consistent Argentine-bred daughter of Storm Embrujado (Bernstein) will face a challenge from the Ian Wilkes-trained Linda, who has also been super-consistent without winning a race in 2017. Brendan Walsh trainee Beauly will also be looking for her first graded stakes victory in the Cardinal.

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