Todd Pletcher, who has won 4 of the last 6 runnings, sends out Ecabroni in the Sam Davis today.
Out of the sprinter Smoke Glacken, this guy will be trying 2 turns (1 1/16th) for the 1st time.
Unless he's a superior talent, he'll be up against it.
Reveron comes in from Gulfstream off a minor stakes win. Burning Time and Prospective both had a good prep over the track. Holy Highway is a Holy Bull that's shown good turf form. Neck 'n Neck will like the distance.
1. State of Play (KY), A Garcia, 122, H G Motion
2. Holy Highway (FL), A Serpa, 116, D S Ryan
3. Battle Hardened (KY), J R Leparoux, 116, E Kenneally
4. Ecabroni (KY), J Castellano, 116, T A Pletcher
5. Moroccan Brew (FL), R Feliciano, 116, D Ward
6. Neck 'n Neck (KY), J Lezcano, 116, I R Wilkes
7. Fox Rules (NY), H Villa-Gomez, 116, M A Ferraro
8. Ravelo's Boy (KY), J Sanchez, 116, M J Azpurua
9. Burning Time (FL), L R Goncalves, 120, D Fawkes
10. Reveron (KY), F Jara, 120, A C Bezara
11. Prospective (KY), L Contreras, 120, M E Casse
Meanwhile. Battle Hardened, a Giants Causeway maiden, wins the Sam Davis.
The line was 12-1. He went off at 9/2. They knew he was hot coming off a 107 two turn race at Gulfstream.
Can't wait to see the video.
Hansen, champion 2-year-old of 2011, Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, is about to become a circus horse.
Hansen, unaware that he will soon to be turned into a sideshow, may not be a horse of a different color but he is indeed a horse of a color rare in young thoroughbreds -- technically grey or roan but in fact almost-white, more typical of a much older grey. He is a striking animal of considerable talent and, left alone, unmistakable charisma. That is the good news.
The bad news is that Dr. Kendall Hansen, the breeder and majority owner, has decided that it is a good idea to color this colt's mane and tail on race days, announcing this jaw-dropping lapse in judgment last weekend in a blog post.
In his next race, Hansen will have a bright blue tail and blue-and-yellow mane to match the owner's silks. Subsequently, Dr. Hansen proposes leaving the decision on color scheme to the colt's fans. "If this is as fun and popular as I hope it will be," Hansen writes, " … perhaps for the Kentucky Derby we will let fans choose the color."
A brilliant field of older horses will meet the starter for tomorrow's Donn at Gulfstream.
1 Where’s Sterling 5/H L J Lezcano 115 N Canani 12/1
2 Mission Impazible 5/H L J Castellano 117 T A Pletcher 6/1
3 Ruler On Ice 4/G L R Napravnik 119 K J Breen 6/1
4 Redeemed 4/C L ES Prado 118 R E Dutrow, Jr. 12/1
5 Soaring Empire 5/H L J R Leparoux 116 C M Gambolati 10/1
6 Al Khali 6/R L A Garcia 115 W I Mott 20/1
7 Flat Out 6/H L A O Solis 121 C L Dickey 5/1
8 Trickmeister 5/H L R A Dominguez 117 R E Dutrow, Jr. 6/1
9 Shackleford 4/C L J L Castanon 119 D L Romans 7/2
10 Hymn Book 6/G L J R Velazquez 116 C R McGaughey III 8/1
11 Sangaree 7/H L R Maragh 115 K P McLaughlin 10/1
This is a tough field. My picks: Where's Sterling likes the track & Dutrow's Redeemed looks ready to step up.
The Gr II Hutcheson Stakes at 7F for 3 yr olds usually produces a star.
I think Wildcat Creek can challange favored Ever So Lucky.
Just dl'd the first 3 weeks - Gary Stevens has a cameo in the pilot (edit: actually he may have an actual role) - the music and cinematography look solid and the storyline they lay out looks interesting. Everything from the degenerates to the old time trainer to the worked his way to the top trainer to the crooked behind the scenes guys. Good amount of focus on the actual racing too and training too. may be a keeper
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Keith Jones caught lightning in a bottle. He went to an everything-must-go sale of thoroughbreds at Casino Royale Farms. His wife Laura picked out an alert, standoffish, no-name gelding with modest bloodlines (Iron Deputy/Sprinkles Rodeogal). Jones bought him. Paid $4,500 for him.
They named him All of the Above. After a wobbly start and a change of trainers, the horse has won $148,700 in his first seven starts. That’s more like catching a tornado in a thimble. His racing silks, designed by his daughter Adrian, include a lightning bolt, what else? It can’t be a symbol of the way Jones played hockey, because he was more clatter-and-chatter than thunder-and-lightning.
Jonesy would thump a guy into the boards and then trash talk his victim into a blind fury, demeaning the guy’s character, mocking his love life, belittling his skills. Played 10 years in the NHL, the last 3 with the Flyers. Scored 117 goals, most of them ugly.