Samitar (left) won the Irish 1,000 Guineas in May for Mick ChannonPICTURE: Caroline Norris
Samitar makes debut for US trainer Chad Brown
Preview: USA, Saturday 10.06pm BST (live on ATR)
Belmont Park: Garden City Stakes (Grade 1) 1m1f, turf, 3yo fillies
IRISH 1,000 Guineas winner Samitar (Chad Brown/Ramon Dominguez) makes her debut for her new US-based trainer after being purchased by owner Martin Schwartz out of Mick Channon's yard.
While still representing Channon, Samitar was third on her US debut in a Grade 2 event at Saratoga in July.
Her rivals in Saturday's $300,000 contest include former David Wachman-trained Tannery (Alan Goldberg/Jose Lezcano), a Group 3 winner at The Curragh in July who breaks from the rail, plus Ashland Stakes winner Karlovy Vary (Rusty Arnold/Julien Leparoux), who gets 6lb from Samitar.
Michael Tabor's Ciao Bella (Todd Pletcher/John Velazquez) is making her Graded-stakes debut for her powerful connections after winning two of her previous three starts, all of which were on dirt.
Trophy Wife (Shug McGaughey/Eddie Castro) is another daughter of Giant's Causeway having her first outing in Graded company after winning a Saratoga optional claimer.
William Hill Garden City betting: 2 Samitar, 100-30 Karlovy Vary, 4 Tannery, 7 Somali Lemonade, 8 Ciao Bella, Open Water, 10 Trophy Wife