Prime-class sprints, Jim Dandy Stakes for 3-year-olds high weekend horse racing

Prime-class sprints, Jim Dandy Stakes for 3-year-olds high weekend horse racing

July 30 (UPI) — The primary three finishers from the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Dash are all again in motion this weekend as pace highlights the weekend horse racing agenda.
Important High quality, undefeated save a fourth-place end within the Kentucky Derby, returns because the heavy favourite for Saturday’s Grade II Jim Dandy at Saratoga.

One Breeders’ Cup “Win and You are In” occasion already is within the books in England, with two extra to be run throughout the weekend on U.S. shores. In Canada, 9-year-old Pink Lloyd seeks a return to the winner’s circle.
We have got a fast take a look at all that motion and extra plus, on the worldwide scene, outcomes from this week’s “Superb Goodwood” in England and a peek at Sunday’s German Oaks. Learn on to be taught in regards to the latest British racing sequence, the William Hill Racing League and good luck to any revolutionary thought for the game.

However let’s dash proper on to the sprints to get ourselves began. Beep beep!

Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Bing Crosby at Del Mar, a “Win and You are In” for the Breeders’ Cup Dash, drew a subject of 9 and if the oddsmaker is correct, it needs to be an excellent one.

Topping the morning line are 2020 Breeders’ Cup runner-up C Z Rocket, latest Thor’s Echo Stakes winner Brickyard Journey, final yr’s Grade I Del Mar Futurity winner Dr. Schivel and final yr’s Bing Crosby winner Collusion Phantasm. It is 6 furlongs and the satan take the hindmost.
Saturday’s $350,000 Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga guarantees one other sizzling 6-furlongs warmth with Mischevious Alex, Firenze Fireplace and Whitmore that includes in a subject of 9.
Mischevious Alex gained three in a row earlier than ending third within the Grade I Met Mile in his final begin. Whitmore and Firenze Fireplace had been first and third in final yr’s Breeders’ Cup Dash, bracketing the aforementioned C Z Rocket.

This subject is hard sufficient that final yr’s Bing Crosby runner-up, Lexitonian, is 20-1 on the morning line.
Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II Amsterdam for 3-year-olds at Saratoga has a high quality lineup that includes Jackie’s Warrior and Drain the Clock, each Grade I winners. Crowded Commerce was final seen ending sixth within the Preakness Stakes. Six are set for this 6 1/2-furlong jaunt.
Filly & Mare Dash

Bell’s the One was the one — the favourite and the winner — in Wednesday’s $200,000 Grade II Honorable Miss at Saratoga. With Corey Lanerie aboard, the 5-year-old Majesticperfection mare launched final of eight, got here out towards the center of the observe to start her rally and outfinished Lake Avenue by a neck.

Ain’t No Elmers led a lot of the means and completed third. Bell’s the One accomplished 6 furlongs on a quick observe in 1:09.83. Third in final yr’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Dash, she now has put collectively back-to-back wins.
Cannot Purchase Love and Honey Pants are the morning-line favorites in a subject of six 3-year-old fillies lining up for Saturday’s $120,000 (Canadian) Alywow. Girl Battle Machine comes off a maiden win and Soiled Dangle has been higher this yr since ending ninth in final yr’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Dash.

The scramble for supremacy within the 3-year-old division shifts to Saratoga for Saturday’s $600,000 Grade II Jim Dandy with Important High quality the 1-2 favourite towards 5 rivals.
Important High quality’s solely loss, towards six profession wins, got here within the Kentucky Derby and he gained the Belmont Stakes in his final begin. Not one of the 5 he’ll face within the Jim Dandy comes near that file and a win right here could be one other step towards extra year-end {hardware} for the Godolphin homebred, who was honored as final yr’s juvenile champ.
Earlier than mortgaging the home to wager on Important High quality, although, keep in mind Saratoga’s fame at “Graveyard of Champions” — a nickname renewed simply final weekend as Kentucky Oaks winner Malathaat went right down to defeat at quick odds.


The 2020 Kentucky Oaks winner, Shedaresthedevil, ships out west for Sunday’s $300,000 Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar, a “Win and You are In” for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
The Daredevil filly has gained half her 14 profession begins however completed third and fourth in her two earlier begins at Del Mar as a 2-year-old. She gained her first two begins of 2021, then reported third within the Grade I Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park in her most up-to-date begin.
As Time Goes By seems to make it three wins in a row and 5 from her final six begins when she traces up for the Clement Hirsch.
The American Pharoah filly, educated by Bob Baffert for the Coolmore connections in Eire, gained the Grade II Santa Margarita and Grade II Santa Maria after ending second within the Beholder Mile — all at Santa Anita in her final three outings.
The others within the Clement Hirsch embody a number of graded stakes winner Venetian Harbor and Warren’s Showtime.
A subject of 10 is about for Sunday’s $500,000 (Canadian) Woodbine Oaks for Canadian-foaled 3-year-old fillies on the Woodbine all-weather.
It is a blended bunch for positive, however price a glance are Lorena, undefeated in three begins together with the Fury Stakes in her final, and Munnyfor Ro, second within the Grade III Selene Stakes in her most up-to-date. Three on this subject are nonetheless maidens.

A contentious subject of 9 is about for Saturday’s $250,000 Grade III Monmouth Oaks. There isn’t a clear favourite with the oddsmaker leaning towards Midnight Obsession, Allworthy, Edie Meeny Miny Mo and Chief of the Band.

Channel Maker and Channel Cat will probably be making an attempt to channel their sire, English Channel, among the many eight set for Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Bowling Inexperienced at Saratoga. Channel Maker is the morning-line decide as considered one of three within the race for Invoice Mott.
He makes his first begin since ending second within the Neom Turf Basic in Saudi Arabia and eighth in that memorable Longines Dubai Sheema Basic in March. Chad Brown saddles two of the longer possibilities on the morning line however isn’t to be tossed out in handicapping turf races.
Saturday’s $100,000 Story of the Cat Stakes at Monmouth Park has a very well-matched subject of eight with one “important observe solely” entry. Get the hatpins useful to stab this system and hope for the very best.
These uncertain would possibly go for It is a Gamble. These extra assured of their handicapping might plunk for It Can Be Executed.
Turf Dash

Change of Management seems a possible prospect in Sunday’s $175,000 (Canadian) Grade II Royal North for fillies and mares at Woodbine. The Fed Biz mare has completed within the high three in every of her final six begins and exits a win within the Grade III Intercontinental at Belmont Park in her most up-to-date.

Lead Guitar arrives from Saratoga with 4 straight wins, all on the New York circuit. A longshot — Jessica’s Beepbeep, which is the place we began means again firstly of this.
Six are set for Sunday’s $150,000 (Canadian) Grade III Vigil on the Woodbine all-weather with previous favourite Pink Lloyd hoping to get again to his successful methods after two straight losses — his first back-to-back defeats since 2018.
The 9-year-old Outdated Forester gelding additionally seeks his fifth straight Vigil victory. Rival contender Souper Stonehenge was final seen successful the Grade III Jacques Cartier.

9 are entered for Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager Division of the Florida Sire Stakes with Hope In Him posted as 8-5 favourite on the morning line. The Chitu colt, educated by Joe Orseno, gained his solely earlier begin by 5 lengths, going 4 1/2 furlongs over the identical observe.
Grasp shipper Larry Rivelli is at it once more, sending One Timer from his Arlington base to Woodbine the place the Trappe Shot gelding is the 9-5 morning-line favourite for Saturday’s $150,000 (Canadian) Victoria Stakes.
Rivelli is lethal with the journey from Chicago, particularly to run on the all-weather observe, which One Timer will face together with seven others. Mowins additionally ships in however from the dust observe at Churchill Downs. Mark Casse cost Twenty 4 Mamba seems just like the hardest native.

Juvenile Fillies

Noble Dreamer, from Saffie Joseph Jr.’s barn, is the 2-1 favourite on the morning line for Saturday’s $100,000 Desert Vixen Division of the Florida Sire Stakes. The Noble Fowl filly completed second in her debut, then gained her subsequent outing and faces 10 rivals in her third journey to the observe.
Mark Casse saddles the 2 favorites amongst eight entered for Saturday’s $150,000 (Canadian) My Pricey Stakes at Woodbine. Lois Len, the 2-1 favourite, gained at first asking at Woodbine and Diabolic scored in her first strive at Gulfstream Park.
These two are, nonetheless, skinny favorites and the 5 1/2 furlongs on the all-weather observe might go any of various methods.
Sunday’s $100,000 Colleen Stakes on the Monmouth Park turf has eight takers, six of them latest maiden winners. Coach Wesley Ward, who is sweet with these, sends out Chi City Girl, who gained at first asking at Keeneland in April, and Miss Alacrity, who scored in her solely earlier begin at Belmont in Could.
Detouring to the worldwide scene:


Trueshan seemed like an excellent probability for Tuesday’s Group 1 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup even earlier than surprising rain turned the Goodwood going “mushy” and Stradivarius was withdrawn. The 5-year-old Planteur gelding seemed even higher by means of the ultimate half of the 2-miles occasion, working freely to the lead for jockey Hollie Doyle and reporting first by 3 3/4 lengths. Away He Goes was second with Sir Ron Priestly third. The 2020 Derby winner, Serpentine, completed sixth and nonetheless has not gained since that runaway rating within the Epsom traditional.

Trueshan, educated by Alan King, gained final yr’s Qipco British Champions Lengthy-Distance Cup however was a non-runner at Ascot on the fast floor early within the assembly. King took the sting off as Trueshan completed sixth in an all-weather marathon at Newcastle to settle him for Goodwood.
“There was no gallop and I anticipated a little bit of tempo,” Doyle mentioned. “So midway spherical I believed, ‘I’ll do one thing about this’ as I did not need to get caught on the rail. He simply went when he hit the rising floor.”
On Wednesday, Oisin Murphy acquired Coronation Stakes winner Alcohol Free a free journey outdoors the visitors to win the Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes 1 3/4 lengths going away from St James’s Palace winner Poetic Aptitude. Falmouth Stakes winner Snow Lantern closed sharply to complete third, giving 3-year-olds a sweep of their elders.
Alcohol Free, a No Nay By no means filly educated by Andrew Balding, was hung broad by means of the primary few furlongs of the Sussex — a circumstance which can have helped greater than hindered later within the race when a few of the others discovered themselves in tight quarters, exchanging just a few brushing bumps, whereas Murphy’s mount ran by them to victory.

“I’m positive there have been onerous luck tales,” Balding mentioned. “However I’m positive she was the very best horse on the day. It was beautiful to see her do this as a result of now we have all the time believed in her. It’s no simple process taking over the colts and older horses, and to do it in that model was simply improbable.”
The Sussex was a “Win and You are In” for the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile however Balding mentioned Alcohol Free’s subsequent engagement, on the suggestion of proprietor Jeff Smith, is within the 1 1/4-miles Juddmonte Worldwide at York subsequent month. “If it does not work, we’ll regroup and return to the mile race on Champions Day,” he mentioned.
The ten furlongs of Thursday’s function, the Group 1 Qatar Nassau Stakes, proved simply what the physician — or, on this case, the coach — ordered for Girl Bowthorpe.
After sitting fourth by means of a lot of the race whereas co-favorite Joan of Arc set the tempo, jockey Kieran Shoemark moved Girl Bowthorpe to the skin for the stretch problem. Gobbling up floor, she shortly grabbed the lead and gained by 1 1/2 lengths.

Zeyaadah was up for second whereas Joan of Arc held third. The opposite co-favorite, 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Audarya, by no means threatened and completed fifth.
Girl Bowthorpe gained the Group 2 Dahlia at Newmarket in her 2021 debut, completed second to the mighty Palace Pier within the Group 1 Lockinge at Newbury and second to Indie Angel within the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge at Royal Ascot earlier than a fourth within the Group 1 Falmouth in her earlier begin. These final three had been at 1 mile.
“I have been dying to run her over 10 furlongs for a very long time however occasions transpired towards us till at present,” coach William Jarvis sai. “Anyway, I feel she has proved that she’s even higher over 10 [furlongs] than she is at a mile.”
This is one thing to control: The William Hill Racing League, which kicked off its season Thursday at Newcastle. The League consists of 12 groups, every with two to 4 trainers, a to-be-determined variety of jockeys, a squad of 30 horses and a supervisor.
They may compete on six Thursdays, contesting six races per assembly at distances from 5 furlongs to 1 1/2 miles. Every race is price 50,000 kilos in purse cash with bonuses bringing the overall pot as much as 1.8 million quid.

As with something new, there was skepticism and negativity together with help however Racing League CEO Jeremy Wray famous to Racing Submit, “The proof of this will probably be if it grows from the beginning and by the top persons are involved in what occurs. I am inspired by all the keenness that the groups are exhibiting. Let’s examine.”

A subject of 16 and little to separate most of them on the rankings or previous performances makes a handicapping puzzle for Sunday’s Group 1 Henkel-Preis der Diana or German Oaks. The race is contested at 1 3/16 furlongs at Dusseldorf and we’ll have the result within the weekend roundup.
And these, together with some early-week outcomes:


Step Dancer stepped on the fuel by means of the ultimate furlong of Wednesday’s $150,000 Cab Callaway Division of the New York Stallion Stakes, reeling within the breakaway chief, Dreamer’s Illness, and successful by a neck. It was one other 4 3/4 lengths to It is Gravy within the 1-mile check for state-bred 3-year-olds on the agency interior turf course.
Step Dancer, a Battle Dancer colt, completed in 1:35.83 with Dylan Davis within the irons.
Colonial Downs

Violenza acquired the very best of a three-way photograph on the finish of Monday’s $100,000 Andy Visitor Stakes for fillies and mares, prevailing by a neck over Mucha Mezqina with the odds-on favourite, Beantown Child, one other neck again in third.

Violenza, a 4-year-old Violence fily, ran 5 1/2 furlongs on the nice outer turf course in 1:02.74 with Chris Landeros within the irons for coach Ian Wilkes.
Eons rallied from final of seven to win Monday’s $100,000 Buckland Stakes by a head over Kentucky Ghost with the favourite, Pixelate, settling for third.
Eons, a 5-year-old son of Big’s Causeway, acquired the 1 1/8 miles over the nice interior turf format in course-record time of 1:48.14. Mychel Sanchez had the decision from coach Arnaud Delacour.
Presque Isle Downs

Darcy Mae led gate to wire in Monday’s $100,000 Princess of Sylmar Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares, successful by 1 3/4 lengths from Redeem My Coronary heart.It was one other 3 lengths to Wildcat Cartridge in third.
Darcy Mae, a 7-year-old daughter of 1999 runner-up Okay One King, ran 1 mile and 70 yards on the all-weather observe in 1:42.46 for jockey Pablo Morales.
Watch for It, the odds-on favourite, waited for a go-ahead from jockey Anthony Nunez earlier than surging to the lead in Tuesday’s $100,000 Arduous Spun Stakes for state-breds, then cleared to win by 1 size over late-running Viski Jones. Ravens Delight was third.
Watch for It, a 6-year-old Uptowncharliebrown gelding, was clocked in 1:40.86.

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