NEW YORK -- Rosie Napravnik is set to become the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year, and the first to try and win one aboard a filly. Trainer Todd Pletcher said Thursday that Napravnik is "very, very likely" to be his rider for Unlimited Budget in the Belmont Stakes on June 8. A final decision on whether Unlimited Budget takes on the boys in the Belmont will be made after a scheduled workout at Belmont Park over the weekend. The 3-year-old filly finished third in the Kentucky Oaks in her last race after opening her career with four victories. Napravnik rode Mylute to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby behind Orb and a third-place finish in the Preakness behind Oxbow. Those finishes were the best by a female rider in each race. Julie Krone is the only female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, taking the 1993 Belmont aboard Colonial Affair. Pletcher said Unlimited Budget is a big, strong filly who matches up well against colts. "She is not going to stand out as being the smaller filly in the group," Pletcher said of Unlimited Budget, a daughter of 2007 Derby winner Street Sense. "She will fit right in." Napravniks first Triple Crown race was the 2011 Derby, where she finished ninth aboard Pants On Fire. She was the sixth woman to ride in the Derby. She became the third woman to ride in the Preakness, joining Patty Cooksey (sixth with Tajwa in 1985) and Andrea Seefeldt (seventh with Looming in 1994). Last year, she became only the second female rider in the Belmont, finishing fifth aboard Five Sixteen. Krone rode in the Belmont four times. The 25-year-old Napravnik has ridden Unlimited Budget once before, winning the Rachel Alexandra at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 23. Currently ranked as the nations fifth-leading jockey in earnings, Napravniks big wins include the 2012 Kentucky Oaks aboard Believe You Can and the 2012 Breeders Cup Juvenile with Shanghai Bobby. Its rare enough for a filly to run in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont -- 22 in 144 runnings -- but Pletcher pulled off a win with Rags to Riches in 2007. It was the first time a filly won the race in 102 years. The trainer could send out as many as five starters in the Belmont. In addition to Unlimited Budget, Pletchers lineup is Revolutionary, Palace Malice, Overanalyze, with Midnight Taboo possible. JaMychal Green Jersey .Y. -- Leading 3-0 with only 11:25 left, the Colorado Avalanche committed a seemingly meaningless penalty to give the New York Islanders a power play. Ivica Zubac Clippers Jersey . Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. https://www.clipperslockerroom.com/Montrezl-Harrell-City-Edition-Jersey/ .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Wesley Johnson Clippers Jersey . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. Amir Coffey Clippers Jersey . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Max Verstappen says fans should try driving an Formula One car before voicing their opinion about the controversial kerbs at the Red Bull Ring.There have been four rear suspension failures during the weekend, one of which was for Verstappen on Friday, caused by drivers going over the kerbs on the edge of the circuit. Opinion is split on the issue, with Lewis Hamilton suggesting the kerbs were dangerous, but Verstappens own teammate Daniel Ricciardo saying drivers were simply being punished for evading the limits of the track.When told fans on social media were saying drivers should just stay off the kerbs, Verstappen said: Easier said than done. Maybe we can exchange, let them drive the car and see what they think about it.I think its dangerous at Turn 8. Of course at Turn 55 and 6 you dont hit them so easy but its a similar approach.dddddddddddd You can see on the camera when you hit the yellow kerb the vibrations on the suspension.Verstappen had less support for his anti-kerb stance after Friday practice but his initial fears now seem to have been vindicated following heavy crashes for Nico Rosberg and Daniil Kvyat, as well as another failure for Sergio Perez.?Asked if his comments were now justified, he said: I think so. I think you could clearly see what happened today and I experienced it yesterday so.All the drivers were very happy with the kerbs [after Friday], so maybe now they are not so happy some of them. ' ' '
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