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Team Jones (Brereton, Larry) Bids for Iroquois with Mr. Bowling
Brereton Jones’ homebred Mr Bowling, runaway winner of the Dover Stakes at Delaware Park in his most recent start, headlines a field of seven 2-year-olds entered Thursday for Sunday’s 30th running of the Grade III, $100,000-added Iroquois to be run at a mile on the main track Sunday.
The Iroquois will go as the eighth race on the 11-race program Sunday with a 4:05 p.m. (ET) post time.
Trained by Larry Jones, Mr. Bowling has won two of three starts, all coming at Delaware Park. Winner of the Dover by 7 ¼ lengths, Mr. Bowling will be ridden Sunday by Rajiv Maragh and break from post position seven under top impost of 120 pounds.
The only graded stakes-placed runner in the field is Lantern Hill Farm’s Motor City, the third-place finisher in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (GIII). Trained by Ian Wilkes, Motor City finished eighth in the Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland in his most recent start. Regular rider Calvin Borel has the call Sunday on Motor City, who will break from post position four.
The field of the Iroquois, from the rail out, is as follows: Purely Determined (Greta Kuntzweiler, 118 pounds), Seven Lively Sins (Julien Leparoux, 118), Fine (Jamie Theriot, 118), Motor City (Borel, 118), Chalybeate Springs (Jon Court, 118), Hollywood Script (James Graham, 118) and Mr. Bowling (Maragh, 120).