A field of fourteen is set to run in the $50,000 Brookmeade Stakes at Colonial Downs on Saturday, with Trophy Collector installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite. The mile race on the inner turf for fillies and mares three years old and up will go to post at 8:20 PM as the sixth race on a nine race program.

Headlining the field is Trophy Collector, a Rodney Jenkins’ trainee who is coming off a close win in the Oakley Stakes (pictured) at Colonial, her only start on turf. The three year old filly has never finished out of the money in six starts, including a third place finish in the Gr. III Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Eric Camacho, who guided the filly to her most recent win, will have the mount.

Second choice at 9-2, And A Cherry Tree, last won a $50,000 optional claimer at Pimlico in May ’08. Following that win, the four year old filly trained by Graham Motion finished off the board three times and earned a third in a $50,000 claimer. In her most recent start, she lost the Oakley Stakes by a head. And A Cherry Tree has won two of ten lifetime starts and finished on the board once in three turf starts. Colonial’s leading jockey Sheldon Russell has the mount.

5-1 third choice, Rap Tale, most recently finished second in both an allowance at Delaware and the Candy Eclair Stakes at Monmouth. Although the four year old filly has never run well on the turf, she has finished on the board in thirteen of twenty-five starts and has a bankroll of $125,651.

Deeliteful Star, at 6-1, is one of the most experienced turf runners in the field. With nine on the board finishes in seventeen turf starts, the seven year old mare won her last outing at Colonial and finished third in last year’s Brookmeade.

Molly Moon, another choice at 6-1, won her two most recent starts at Presque Isle Downs on a fast dirt track for trainer Graham Motion. In three turf starts, she has finished third once.

Also at 6-1, Listentothewindblo has finished on the board in five of eight starts and finished third in her only start at Colonial. Second leading rider of the meet, Rosemary Homeister, Jr. has the mount.

Rounding out the field are What Will Be, Shesabopper, Scrub Island, Meadow Phone Home, Dancer For Love, Crazy Like A Fox, Coral Cave, and Christmas Spirit.

The Saturday, July 4th program features a 6 PM post time and a fireworks display following the last race.

(Photo: Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)