Oaks Winner Cathryn Sophia Confirmed For Acorn

Cathryn Sophia, ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by John Servis, wins the 2016 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Cathryn Sophia, the 2016 winner of the Kentucky Oaks, has been confirmed for the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, trainer John Servis told the Courier-Journal. The $ 700,000 contest will be held over one mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard on June 11.

“Distance doesn’t seem to matter too much with her,” Servis said of the daughter of Street Boss, whose record boasts wins at distances from six furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. “It’s looking more and more like that every time.”

Since the Kentucky Oaks, Cathryn Sophia has been stabled at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. Her latest breeze, likely her last before the Acorn, was a bullet five-eighths in :58.40.

The Cash is King-owned filly is likely to find her toughest competition in Carina Mia, who captured the Eight Belles Stakes on Kentucky Derby Day by a convincing six lengths. Other sophomore fillies pointing to the Acorn include Forever Darling, Go Maggie Go, and Paola Queen. Considered questionable at this point are Off the Tracks and Rachel’s Valentina.

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