Norm Casse Has Pair Of Talented 2-Year-Olds In Saturday Stakes

Trainer Norm Casse’s talented 2-year-old duo of maiden winners Glacial and Ontheonesandtwos will compete against stakes company for the first time in Saturday afternoon’s $150,000 Bashford Manor (Grade 3) and $150,000 Debutante (Listed), respectively, at Churchill Downs.

“We have some really nice 2-year-olds in our barn and these are two of them,” Casse said.

Glacial won his first-career start under jockey Joe Talamo. The son of Frosted completed 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.99 and earned an 80 Brisnet Speed Rating. The gray colt will break from post No. 4 under Talamo as the 3-1 morning line favorite.

“Glacial’s gate works really excited us,” Casse said. “He’s quick from the gate and professional. I really like this horse. Compared to Ontheonesandtwos and (first-out maiden winner) Pretty Birdie, his numbers won’t come back as strong. I think he probably ran the better race in his debut of the three. He got away from the gate poorly, rushed up on the rail and put away a horse that has run twice. And he did all of that comfortably and came back to the barn as if he’s never raced. The main thing is I’m excited to see how he runs back. I didn’t train them as hard going into their first race so I’d have to think they move forward going into their second race.”

In the Debutante, Ontheonesandtwos enters the race as the 5-2 morning line favorite with jockey Florent Geroux in the saddle. The Jimmy Creed filly cruised to a 1 ¾-length debut victory on May 13 at Churchill Downs at odds of 6-1.

“Ontheonesandtwos has worked three times since she’s won,” Casse said. “She’s a little bit different than Glacial. She’s really forward and aggressive in her gallops. She’s a sweetheart in the barn but on the racetrack she’s down to business.”

The Debutante, run at six furlongs for 2-year-old fillies, will go as Race 8 at 4:22 p.m. while its counterpart, the Bashford Manor, will go as Race 9 at 4:55 p.m.

The complete field for the Debutante from the rail out (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds):

  1. Wicked Halo (Jose Ortiz, Steve Asmussen, 4-1)
  2. Cartel Queen (Colby Hernandez, Tom Amoss, 6-1)
  3. Tizplenty (Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen, 4-1)
  4. Classiness (Gabriel Saez, Jason Barkley, 20-1)
  5. Catchusifyoucan (Adam Beschizza, Bret Calhoun, 10-1)
  6. Mollie Kate (James Graham, John Ennis, 8-1)
  7. Behave Virginia (Brian Hernandez Jr., Kenny McPeek, 9-2)
  8. Ontheonesandtwos (Geroux, Casse, 5-2)
  9. Compressed Energy (Fernando De La Cruz, Genaro Garcia, 30-1)
  10. Mi Estrella (Marceleno Pedroza, Garcia, 30-1)

The field for the Bashford Manor from the rail out (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds):

  1. Vodka N Water (Jose Ortiz, Steve Asmussen, 6-1)
  2. Landsdowne (Jon Court, Dallas Stewart, 7-2)
  3. Tapped Off (Drayden Van Dyke, Darrin Williams, 12-1)
  4. Glacial (Talamo, Casse, 3-1)
  5. Whatstheconnection (Marcelino Pedroza, John Ennis, 20-1)
  6. Knocker Down (Cindy Murphy, Travis Murphy, 20-1)
  7. Whislewhileyoumow (Gabriel Saez, Jon Arnett, 30-1)
  8. Double Thunder (John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 4-1)
  9. Red Run (Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen, 4-1)
  10. Rising Outlaw (Rafael Bejarano, Jimmy Chapman, 30-1)
  11. Shesgotattitude (James Graham, John Ennis, 20-1)

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