Out of Orbit turns back in $100K Broadway
by NYRA Press Office
Chester and Mary Broman's Out of Orbit will seek her second career stakes score in Saturday's $100,000 Broadway at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The versatile Out of Orbit, who graduated at six furlongs in June 2018 and captured the 1 1/8-miles Saratoga Dew in August for trainer Phil Serpe, enters the six-furlong sprint for New York-bred fillies and mares 4-years-old and upward off a good third in the nine-furlong Bay Ridge on December 29 at the Big A.
Serpe said the classy mare is capable of carrying her speed at a variety of distances.
"She's pretty versatile but she's got speed which is dangerous and she proved that up at Saratoga," said Serpe. "She's just an all-around nice filly, like so many of the Broman-bred horses are."
The 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, who routed to victory in the Saratoga Dew in August for her lone stakes win, scratched out of Sunday's one-mile Biogio's Rose against state-breds.
"We were just looking for a better spot," said Serpe regarding the scratch.
A veteran of 23 career starts including four wins and purse earnings of $316,328, Out of Orbit has demonstrated good form as a sprinter with a record of 1-2-2 from seven attempts at the Broadway distance, and has hit the board in eight of 10 starts (2-3-3) at the Big A.
Serpe said Out of Orbit has shown the ability to travel her form at all three NYRA-circuit tracks.
"Once she finds her form, she runs good anywhere," said Serpe. "She's only run at three different racetracks her whole life, but when she's doing well she runs very well."
Reylu Gutierrez will pilot Out of Orbit from the inside post.
Reddam Racing's Cash Offer, who has parlayed a new stalk-and-pounce running style into back-to-back wins, will look to add to her coffers in the Broadway. Trained by Mark Hennig, the 4-year-old Shackleford bay notched an impressive one-length score last out in the La Verdad, contested on a sloppy Big A main track on January 4.
The speedy Cash Offer wielded a front-running approach through her first nine career starts before taking back to third and surging to victory in an off-the-turf sprint on December 6 at Aqueduct to collect her third career win.
Hennig said Cash Offer has demonstrated an ability to rate her speed to great success.
"She's doing super," said Hennig. "We got into that race two races back and it seemed like an opportunity to let her settle a little bit, if she wanted to. Back in the summer when Mario Gutierrez rode her (July 6 at Belmont), she settled a little off horses that day and I wanted to try it again and it worked out well.
"Stretching out to seven furlongs last time, we definitely wanted to try and come from off it," continued Hennig. "But, I think she's versatile. She breaks sharp all the time and could find herself there again."
Speed, noted Hennig, is a good weapon.
"It sure is," he laughed. "It wins a lot of races."
Last out, sent to post at odds of 4-1 in the seven-furlong La Verdad under Big A winter meet-leading rider Jose Lezcano, Cash Offer again settled in third position before running down Kept True and Pauseforthecause.
Manny Franco will pilot Cash Offer for the first time from post 2.
Treadway Racing Stable's Kept True will look to turn the tables on Cash Offer when she emerges from post 5 under returning rider Dylan Davis. Trained by Leah Gyarmati, the 4-year-old Yes It's True bay enjoyed a productive sophomore season, winning three of five starts in allowance competition.
Bluegrass Jamboree, trained and co-owned by Charlton Baker with breeder Sugar Maple Farm, boasts a record of 5-6-2 from 20 starts. The 6-year-old Bluegrass Cat bay was a rallying second last out behind Broadway rival Kept True in a December 20 allowance sprint at Aqueduct. Eric Cancel takes over from Junior Alvarado out of post 3.
Hay Field was claimed for $40,000 out of a winning effort on February 2 at the Big A by trainer Antonio Arriaga for owners Brian and Kerry Novak and will look to pay immediate dividends for new connections. The popular Hay Field has been claimed six times through seven starts dating back to May 2019 and is the field's leading money earner with more than $480,000 in purses from a record of 27-9-9-1.
The 7-year-old Haynesfield bay will make just her third stakes appearance after finishing fifth in the 2018 Empire Distaff at Belmont and second in the Xtra Heat in March at the Big A.
Kendrick Carmouche has the call from post 4.
Rounding out the field is last year's Franklin Square victor Stonesintheroad, who will leave from post 6 under Jorge Vargas, Jr. A Team Penney Racing homebred trained by Jeremiah Englehart, the 4-year-old Bustin Stones chestnut shipped to Parx last out where she skipped to a 2 ¼-length score in an allowance sprint on January 7. A four-time winner from 10 starts, including three scores at the Big A, Stonesintheroad will be making her fifth stakes appearance.
The Broadway is slated as Race 8 on Saturday's nine-race card. First post is 1 p.m. Eastern.