Weekend at Laurel

December 27, 1997

Today

A well-matched field of 2-year-old colts and geldings will parade postward for the fifth Ambernash Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint with $75,000 in purse money.

Silver's Prospect, unbeaten in two starts, heads the field. The son of Silver Ending, trained by Buddy Delp, was impressive in his second score, winning by 4 1/2 lengths after being headed only briefly in the early stages. Since that victory, he has recorded two impressive bullet workouts. He will again be handled by veteran jockey Mario Verge.

Risky Buy, recent winner of Aqueduct's Huntington Stakes, and Unreal Madness, which has recorded four victories this season -- three stakes -- all over different surfaces, will draw serious attention from the weekend crowd.

Rounding out the field are Wallace, He's A Charm, Essential, Call Fiorello, Omen Way, Spartan Cat, Monk's Falcon, Gliding Dragon and Just Call Me Carl.

Tomorrow

Smelly Cat, who recorded an impressive winning debut here earlier this month, heads a full field of 2-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Kattegat's Pride Stakes.

Smelly Cat broke from the No. 10 stall in her debut and got calls on the lead in all but the one from the gate. At the finish the daughter of Mountain Cat had a six-length lead on her nearest foe. Trained by Bill Boniface, she will again be handled by jockey Alberto Delgado.

Citidance Missy, winner of her past two races including Meadowland's Jersey Girl Stakes, and Smart Ladys Friend, another back-to-back winner in allowance company, should draw respect in the betting.

Pub Date: 12/27/97

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