July 13--The $75,000 Northern Fling Stakes and $75,000 Leemat Stakes, 1-mile races for registered Pennsylvania breds, are scheduled for Presque Isle Downs this evening.
Both 2013 winners are entered, with Lenape Rim seeking her second Northern Fling victory for 3-year-old-and-up fillies and mares and Road Hog trying to win his second Leemat Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.
Ten are entered in the Northern Fling Stakes. Lenape Rim has won two starts this season and will be ridden by Josean Ramirez. William Otero was up on the 6-year-old in 2013.
Also entered are the Augustin Stable entry of Angel Terrace and Cat's Holiday (Mario Pino listed on both), Prize Winner (Eddie Dominguez), Golden Production (Pedro Cotto), Star Pearl (Erick Rodriguez), Smart Number (Scott Spieth), Nasty Noozie (Otero), Villette (Ken Carmouche) and Ferry Music (Andrew Wolfsant).
The fourth race on the card is set for 6:40 p.m.
In the sixth race at 7:30, Carmouche is up on Roadhog, a 7-year-old gelding with seven stakes wins including the 2013 Leemat when Horacio Karamanos rode him to a four-length victory. The chestnut trained by Elizabeth Merryman has $571,300 in career earnings.
Also entered is Pitch N Roll (Huber Villa-Gomez), the 2012 Mark McDermott Stakes winner and part of the Elkstone Group entry with Edge of Reality (Rodriguez), a Grade 2 stakes winner. The Thomas McClay entry of Pacific Ridge (Ramirez) and Kelly Rock (Otero), second in the 2013 Leemat, Chief Exchanger (Pablo Morales), So Kitten (Ron Allen), three-time stakes winner Officer Alex (Ricardo Feliciano) and Wise Minister (Spieth) complete the nine-horse field.
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