With an impeccable pedigree and equally impressive racing
record, Tannery is set to make her 2014 debut in this Monday’s Miss Liberty
Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth on turf.
little short for her,” said trainer Alan Goldberg, “but I figured I’d try her
at a mile and a sixteenth, and if she can perform alright there, maybe we can
even cut her back a bit.”
a 5-year-old mare by Arc de Triomphe winner and 2007 European Horse of the Year
Dylan Thomas. Her mother, Danse Grecque,
is by sire of sires Sadler’s Wells.
lifetime outings, Tannery sports a record of 6-4-2 with four of those victories
coming in Ireland
before heading stateside in 2012. One
year later she won the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay at Belmont and the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor at
Woodbine. She closed out her 2013
campaign with a hard-charging third in the Red Smith Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct,
beaten just a half-length for it all against the boys.
indicated that a solid performance Monday could land her another date against
“If she does well, who knows, maybe
she’ll end up in the United Nations (Grade 1 at Monmouth on July 6),” the
Tannery, who’s been named the 5-2 morning
line favorite, will break from post three with jockey Julian Pimentel aboard
for the first time. The main competition
for the Richard Santulli color-bearer will likely come from Overheard, who
ships in from Canada
for trainer Malcolm Pierce and Nashly’s Vow, a winner at Pimlico last out.
The Miss Liberty goes as race 10 on
a special 11-race Memorial Day card.
Gates open 11:30 a.m., with first post set for 12:50 p.m.