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Ten Draw Into Pennsylvania Derby Field, Nine For Cotillion
Street Band after winning the 2019 Cotillion (Credit: Adrianna Lynch)

Ten Draw Into Pennsylvania Derby Field, Nine For Cotillion

BENSALEM, PA – A deep field of ten 3-year-olds drew into the field for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and nine tough female counterparts will contest the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) Saturday at Parx Racing.

The 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby and the 1 1/16-mile Cotillion were not run in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Inside Track to the 2021 Pennsylvania Derby

Jackie’s Warrior, Silver State, Hot Rod Charlie, Midnight Bourbon, Clairiere. The stars invade Parx!

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The star-studded Pennsylvania Derby lineup features seven graded stakes winners including Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Medina Spirit, who rebounded from his Preakness Stakes (G1) defeat to win the Shared Belief Stakes last time out.

Hot Rod Charlie returns to the track after being disqualified from winning the Haskell Stakes (G1) due to crossing over and clipping heels with Midnight Bourbon, who fell but has since recovered and will seek his revenge in this event.

Here is the full field for the Pennsylvania Derby:

1FulsomeFlorent GerouxBrad Cox12/1
2KeepmeinmindJoel RosarioRobertino Diodoro8/1
3Speaker's CornerJose OrtizBill Mott12/1
4WeyburnPaco LopezJimmy Jerkens12/1
5I Am RedeemedAbner AdornoPenny Pearce20/1
6BourbonicKendrick CarmoucheTodd Pletcher12/1
7Hot Rod CharlieFlavien PratDoug O'Neill5/2
8Midnight BourbonRicardo Santana Jr.Steve Asmussen5/1
9Medina SpiritJohn VelazquezBob Baffert2/1
10AmericanrevolutionLuis SaezTodd Pletcher15/1

Not to be outdone, the sophomore fillies brought the heat with their own set of seven graded stakes winners among the nine entries, including local hopeful Leader of the Band, winner of July’s 1 1/16-mile Monmouth Oaks (G3).

Four rivals return for a rematch after competing in last month’s 1 1/4-mile Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga: Clairiere (second), Army Wife (third), Will’s Secret (fourth), and Maracuja (seventh). The winner Malathaat is training up to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).

Here is the full field for the Cotillion:

1ObligatoryJose OrtizBill Mott10/1
2AllworthyFlorent GerouxSaffie Joseph Jr.12/1
3Will's SecretJon CourtDallas Stewart12/1
4MaracujaKendrick CarmoucheRob Atras8/1
5Army WifeJoel RosarioMike Maker7/2
6ClairiereIrad Ortiz Jr.Steve Asmussen2/1
7Private MissionFlavien PratBob Baffert9/2
8Always CarinaJohn VelazquezChad Brown6/1
9Leader of the BandFrankie PenningtonJohn Servis12/1

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