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May 30, 2014

Eight to go in Penn Mile


Grantville, PA ( - The second edition of the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National Race Course has attracted eight 3-year-olds for the grass stakes.

Global View, owned by Glen Hill Farm, will probably gain the most attention off his victory in the American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day. The colt will start from the inside post with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens again in the saddle.

Global View came from off the pace and wide to win the American Turf Stakes with Stevens riding.

"He's got a powerful, powerful kick," Stevens said after the American Turf. "I think he's going to be a top, top turf horse, I'm talking Grade 1. He's still learning. He's a big colt. He's still developing right now. He's only going to get better."

Trained by Tom Proctor, Global View has won half of his six career starts, including last year's Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park, for $274,988.

Another stakes winning colt entered in the Mile is Bobby's Kitten, the defeated favorite in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Trained by Chad Brown, Bobby's Kitten will again have Javier Castellano riding and break from post 4.

Owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Bobby's Kitten won last year's Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park and was the 13-10 favorite in the Juvenile Turf when he finished third. This year he won an allowance race and was 12th in the Blue Grass Stakes on Keeneland's synthetic main track.

Bobby's Kitten has banked $308,766 with three wins in six starts.

Storming Inti, second in the American Turf, will start from post 5 with Alan Garcia riding. The chestnut colt is also trained by Chad Brown and owned by Santa Rosa Racing Stables.

Storming Inti set most of the pace in the American Turf. As a 2-year-old he won the Awad and Pulpit Stakes and began 2014 by winning the Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He comes into Saturday's race with four wins in eight starts for $315,455.

Here is the full field for the Penn Mile in position order: Global View, Gary Stevens; Sing the Dream, Will Otero; Laddie Boy, Chris Landeros; Bobby's Kitten, Javier Castellano; Storming Inti, Alan Garcia; Mr Brioni, Kendrick Carmouche; Coastline, Stewart Elliott and Divine Oath, Chris DeCarlo.

Post time for the Penn Mile will be approximately 7:31 p.m. ET.

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