English Soul headlines East View
by Najja Thompson
Initially scheduled for December 28 and postponed due to inclement weather, the $100,000 East View for New York-bred juvenile fillies has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack and features a talented field of nine runners.
Entering for Zilla Racing Stables and trying to remain undefeated on the dirt for trainer Ray Handal is English Soul. Sired by English Channel, she made her debut on August 28 at Saratoga Race Course on the turf where she quickly grabbed the lead establishing herself on the front end from a field of 10 before being caught late at the wire to finish second by a neck.
English Soul impressively broke her maiden in her second start by 14 ¼ lengths in a race initially intended for the turf but moved over a sloppy main track at Belmont Park.
Moving up to stakes class in her next start in the Chelsey Flower on the turf at Aqueduct on November 9, she ran sixth. Most recently, she captured an optional-claiming race moved off the turf over a sloppy main track at Aqueduct on November 22, recording a 72 Beyer Speed Figure.
Drawing the rail, English Soul will depart with Manny Franco aboard.
Cryinthemoonlight is set to make her third career start and first start since breaking her maiden on December 6 at the Big A, winning by 3 ¼ lengths. She is owned by Albert Fried, Jr. and trained by Charlie Baker.
A daughter of Street Cry, Cryinthemoonlight made her first start on November 18 at Aqueduct in which she drew post 13 from a field of 14 and raced 4 wide most of the way to finish eighth. Returning to earn a 69 Beyer Speed Figure last out, she will look to reunite with winning rider Dylan Davis from post 2.
Trainer Mark Hennig entered Cause We Are Loyal for Reddam Racing. A daughter of Creative Cause, she has two wins from five career starts. Starting her career with trainer Doug O'Neill, she broke her maiden in her second career start on July 15 at Los Alimitos Race Course. Shipping east to New York, she then won her first stakes race taking the Seeking the Ante on August 25. Following a fifth-place finish in the Maid of the Mist at Belmont on October 21 she was transferred to Hennig. Last out, she ran fourth in the Key Cents on November 24 at Aqueduct.
Cause We Are Loyal will leave from post 9 with Eric Cancel in the irons.
Rounding out the field is Purely Lucky for owners Michael and Jules Iavarone and trainer Brad Cox; Trinni Ninja, for trainer Bisnath Parboo and Sherry Racing; Miss Mystique, for Treadway Racing Stable and trainer Leah Gyarmati; Aunt Babe, for trainer James Ferraro and owner Louis Ferrari; Midnight Disguise, for Bill Wilmot and trainer Linda Rice; and Miss Jen, for trainer Jimmy Ryerson and owner Anthony Perri.