TWO-YEAR-OLDS FEATURED ON SATURDAY AT COLONIAL

Two year old sprinters will be on display in the twelfth running of both the $50,000 Chenery and the $50,000 Tippett Stakes, which co-headline the final Saturday afternoon program of the summer at Colonial Downs.

The 5½ furlong Chenery Stakes, going to post at 4:11 PM on the outer turf course, is an open event for two year olds that was won in 1997 by Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop.

Ex-jockey turned trainer Wesley Ward brings Windsor Castle Stakes winner Strike the Tiger (pictured) to Colonial as the 9-5 morning line favorite. Undefeated in two starts, the colt will carry the high weight of 120. Strike the Tiger was the upset winner of the Windsor Castle Stakes at the Royal Ascot in England last month

Second choice at 2-1 is Red Rally, a Merrill Scherer-trainee who broke his maiden at second-asking by 3½ lengths. Work for a Cure, the 5-1 third choice, most recently broke his maiden at Colonial by five lengths.

Rounding out the field are Clever Ralph, Peace Fire, Good Wine, Mylilsecret, Sole Runner, Patrick N Dylan, Snow Kris, Little B P, and King Kalua.

The 5 ½ furlong Tippett Stakes, with a post time of 4:39 PM, is an open turf stake for two year old fillies that honors Langolin Farms owner Elizabeth Tippett. Won in 2006 by Champion Two Year Old Filly Dreaming of Anna, the race acted as a stepping stone to the peak of her career when she won the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) just three months later.

Morning line favorite at 5-2, Ally Bear, most recently won an allowance at Colonial by 1 ¼ lengths over a good turf course. 3-2 second choice Taking A Chance also recorded her most recent win at Colonial, breaking her maiden at first-asking by four lengths. Peacetime Missy, the 7-2 third choice, broke her maiden at Delaware in May by 2 ¼ lengths.

Rounding out the field are Maddie’s Odyssey, Oceans of Honey, Sweetvirginiabreze, Gold Forest, Polish Dance, and Alsarei.