The annual kickoff of both the Saratoga and Del Mar summer meetings is in full gear this weekend, with graded stakes action from coast to coast ringing in the season.
Kicking off the action on Friday at Saratoga are both the G3 Schuylerville and G3 Lake George. The former, for 2-year-old fillies over six furlongs, is led by Mark Casse trainee Catherinethegreat, while Daddy Is A Legend is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/16-mile Lake George on the turf.
On Saturday, the action is highlighted by the G1 Diana at Saratoga, featuring a trio of Chad Brown-trained contenders in Sistercharlie, New Money Honey and A Raving Beauty. Proctor's Ledge poses the biggest outside threat to that trio. On the West Coast, Accelerate headlines the G2 San Diego at Del Mar, while the G2 San Clemente poses a wide-open field of 14 sophomore fillies for a mile on the turf.
The G1 CCA Oaks is poised for a thrilling rendition at the Spa on Sunday, with Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl lining up against the talented Midnight Bisou over nine furlongs.
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