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Preview of the Hollywood Derby and lots more


Saturday November 30, 2019
Aqueduct Racetrack
Race: 7 (2:46 PM EST Post)
Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship
Fully Vested was a close up third in the “Belmont” Sprint Championship run in a smoking 1:07.1 and scored a 100 BSF in the process. This five year old gelding by Discreet Cat beat mid level optionals two back also in “racehorse” time. Looks best in a weakly drawn field…………………….Dubini is just 1 for his last 11 but has hit the board seven times, including coming from way back to win the Laurel Dash Stakes two back. Lastly, note the BSFs of between 90 and 93 in his last six in a row….that’s pretty consistent…………….You know it’s a weak field when I have to put Vici, who is 2 for his last 19 and 0 for 8 in 2019 in the “show dough” slot.

Race: 8 (3:15 PM EST Post)
The Discovery
Tax towers over this field in money won and “back class”. The 2019 Jim Dandy winner has chased the top three year olds, including Maximum Security, Honor Code and Tacitus, all year long and absolutely held his own throughout. Trainer Danny Gargan picks a very good spot for his return to the races here……………………..Performer is a stretch runner by Speightstown from the Shug McGaughey barn who is 3 for 4 in his career. This chestnut colt will be taking a sizable step up in class in this spot but, judging by his ascending BSF (71, 87, 96 and 95), he could be up to the task……………………Majid possesses excellent early speed as he rattled of four straight coast to coast scores in the first half of the year. This son of Shackleford clearly went out of form in the second half of the year and received a mini vacation. If he is freshened up, and I suspect he might, he’ll be the one to catch on the turn for home………………Mubarmarj is a $375,000 son of Curlin from a scalding hot Chad Brown barn who has won his last two while showing great versatility. Steps up but could be a menace.

Race: 9 (4:44 EST Post)
Long Island Handicap
Si Que Es Buena is well named (means Yes, That is Good) as she has run well in all four North American starts. Good looking five year old mare just missed in this race last year, won back to back Stakes’, then had legitimate excuses in her last (first start off a layoff and overmatched in a Grade: 1). Drops into a very realistic spot but draws the rail which might hurt her a little. Past that, she looks best……………………..Romantic Pursuit was only beaten by a total of four lengths vs. much better in her last two. Distance will be no problem for this very well bred mare (by Medgalia d ‘Oro out of Grade: 1 winner Questing) and she looms a serious threat here…………………………Lift Up is a well traveled, stretch runner by the wickedly fast Ghostzapper who has won three of her last four. Her BSF don’t match up all that well but note the 6 for 11 record on the turf and this race does appear to set up well for her………………………………Honorable Mentions: Empressof the Nile has run well in three of her last four and is another with a good excuses in her one poor, recent outing (overmatched in a Grade: 1). Note the 2 for 2 on this turf course for this daughter of the late Pioneerof the Nile………………..Homeland Security was charging hard, late behind Empressof the Nile and just missed catching her. Daughter of Smart Strike won a Stakes race two back at Monmouth and could conceivably outrun this rating.

Churchill Downs
Race: 9 (4:57PM EST Post)
Golden Rod Stakes
This race might be a bit of a “wildcard.” There are heavy rains expected in Louisville on Saturday and only one filly in this race has ever ran on an off track.
I like the versatility Finite has displayed thus far in her career. Chestnut filly by Munnings showed excellent early speed two and three races back yet came from slightly off the pace when clobbering a Stakes field in her CD debut in her last. We know the Santana Jr./Asmussen combination is deadly and, in watching her videos, I see no reason to think she will not handle the added distance here…………………….His Glory recorded an excellent second in a Grade: 2 on this oval two starts back. Filly by Mineshaft was much the best, in leading all the way, when beating high priced optionals last time out. Figures close at the end of this one………………….Turtle Trax has won two of three to start her career and looked good while pasting six horse in the final quarter mile when beating high priced optionals in her last. Note, she came home the last sixteenth of a mile in a very good :06.2, signaling to me she too shouldn’t have a problem with the stretch out in distance………………Honorable Mentions: Bean is very intriguing to me. $340,000 filly by Bernardini ran very well in both synthetics starts but stumbled and lost her rider at the break in her first start over the dirt in her last. If she is able to replicate either of those synthetics races on the dirt, she could be a menace here……………………..She can’t Sing wired maidens by a wide margin in her dirt debut. Another filly by Bernardini, her speed figures say she might be a contender in this race but her split and final times tell a different story…………………Lady Glamour has some ability but chased Finite last time out.

Race: 11 (5:56 PM EST Post)
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
See the Golden Rod Stakes as this appear to be a bit of a “wildcard” also being only two of the nine colts entered have ever run on an off track.
Tiz the Law could NOT have looked any more impressive coming form behind and bulldozing his rivals in the prestigious Champagne Stakes at Belmont last time out. Colt by the super hot Constitution broke poorly in that race and still won laughing. Absolute monster work last week signals to me he’s sitting on anther big race……………..In taking Tiz the Law, South Bend scares the bejesus out of me. Handsome colt by Algorithms has showed impressible late runs in all three career starts/wins. He is 2 for 2 on this oval, is another who has worked well for this (including a decent 4F in the mud) and he only appears to get stronger as the distances get longer. Serious threat right here…………………….Fighting Seabee came with a brazen late run and just missed behind South Bend in his last, which was actually his dirt debut. His speed figures are climbing and the added distance should only help……………………Honorable Mentions: Enforceable is another who is clearly improving. Regally bred colt (Tapit out of Justwhistledixie, making him a half brother to Mohaymen) looked good breaking his maiden two back then finished within shouting distance of the apparently mega talented Maxfield in a Grade:1 last time out…….could better this rating……………….After setting a quick early pace, Silver Prospector was still hanging and banging in deep stretch in his last vs. South Bend and Enforceable…………………Shotski made a bold move on the turn but hung like a cheap suit down the lane in that same race. Possible threat with a race at the route distance under his belt……………………..Lastly, watch the board 4-5 minutes before post time on Finnick the Fierce, who was wiped out at the start of his last but fought back gamely, late and was only beaten by less than two lengths.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Race: 2 (3:33 PM EST Post)
Jimmy Durante Stakes
Alms was visually impressive coming from behind to take both starts in NY, including the Grade: 3 matron in her last……………….Croughavouke appears to be her main competition as this filly was beaten by less that five lengths in the BC Filly Turf last time out. All four prior races, here and abroad, were all strong as well. A “must use” in any exotics betting situations……………………… Princess Caroline also merits respect off her maiden win and racing debut. Filly by the great American Phaorah won going away at 8 ½ furlongs (tough to do in your first race), is proven at the distance and has trainer well of late.

Race: 6 (5:30 PM EST Post)
Seabiscuit Handicap
Prince Earl has run well in all six career starts, highlighted by just missing in the City of Hope Stakes last time out in a mile run in a snappy 1:32.4. This son of Paddy O’Prado won a Grade; 2 Stakes two back, so it appears he fits nicely in this spot and that last work (5F- 1:01, dogs up) was much better than it looks on paper……………….Cleopatra’s Strike is lightly raced this year but has run big in all of his starts, highlighted by taking down the John Henry Stakes in his last. Should be coming late in this spot………………..Sacred Life is another who has run well in all three U.S starts. I loved his Brisnet Speed Figures in those starts as well (97, 97 and you guessed it 97)…………………Honorable Mentions: Om totally outran his 15-1 odds in the BC Turf Sprint last time out while fishing a very good second. I just think a mile and a sixteenth is a little out of his range……………… It’s been a long time between drinks (wins) for River Boyne. In fact, I’m starting to question if he’s possibly lost a step recently. Note how this colt was 6 for 9 last year and 0 for 6 this year. If he bounces back to last year’s form, and he could here, he should be a menace.

Race: 8 (6:30PM EST Post)
Hollywood Derby
Mo Forza is just 2 for 7 in his career but I just loved the way he won/upset the Twilight Derby in his last. Colt by Uncle Mo showed several “gears” in the running of that race, highlighted by coming home the last furlongs in smoking :11.1 second……narrow margin in a wide open horse race……………….Neptune Storm always fires his best shot and has yet to miss the board as his 2019 record of 9-4-2-3 record would indicate although he is 0 for 2 on this turf course, he must be considered off of consistency alone…………………………I’m going to give Nolde a “mulligan” for his last race/disappoint effort because he won three of his prior four races on the turf with outstanding final times in his last two………………….Honorable Mentions: Standard Deviation is 2 for 4 on the turf, including a pair of Stakes wins and ran fairly well vs. better in his other two………………..Henley’s Joy is the only Grade: 1 winner in this field but is a little too inconsistent for my liking…………….Digital Age has also disappointed of late. That said, if he bounced back to form to any one of his previous races, he’ll outrun this rating for sure…………………….Couple of other to consider include: Succeedandsurpass, who hasn’t run a bad race in five career starts and finished right behind Mo Forza twice in the past, Mr. Dumas, who is 2 for 3 on thru turf , including winning the Grade: 3 Commonwealth at Churchill last time out and Proud Pedro, who possesses a strong late run and seems to be improving but will be taking a big step up in class in this spot.
By: Gerard ApadulaDirector of Equine Operations and DevelopmentKnights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])2019- Record: 77-228 = 34%2018- Record: 107-261= 41%2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%2013- Record: 20-59= 34%2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%2011 –Record: N/A2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** Corey Nakatani, a winner of 3,909 races and more than $234 million in earnings, announced his retirement Nov. 23.
Badly injured in a spill in the final race at Del Mar on Aug. 4, 2018, he wanted to return to competition, but the injuries ultimately led him to conclude his riding career.
"Although I never imagined this was how my career would end, I am very proud of my accomplishments and know that I competed at the very highest of levels, which gives me a sense of satisfaction," he said in the release, distributed by his son and agent, Matt Nakatani.
Among his many top mounts were Lava Man, Sandpit, My Miss Aurelia, Serena's Song, Lite Light, and Shared Belief.

**** WinStar Farm stallions Daredevil and Super Saver have been acquired by the Turkish Jockey Club and will relocate to Turkey, WinStar announced Nov. 27.
"The Turkish Jockey Club has done extremely well with Victory Gallop, who is the leading sire in Turkey, and has made a concerted effort to improve their stallion roster this year through the purchase of Bodemeister , Trappe Shot , Super Saver, and Daredevil, among others," said Elliott Walden, president, CEO, and racing manager of WinStar Farm. "We look forward to following their careers in Turkey."
Super Saver, a 12-year-old by Maria's Mon who won the 2010 Kentucky Derby, sired 22 black type winners to date, including three Grade 1 winners in champion sprinter Runhappy, Competiive Edge, and Embellish the Lace.
Daredevil, a 7-year-old son of More Than Ready, won the 2014 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park. His first crop hit the racetrack in 2019 and includes multiple stakes winner Deviant, Stakes placed Shedaresthedevil, and stakes-placed Jewel of Arabia. He's sired a total of 10 winners so far this year.
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Preview of the Delaware Handicap, Diana Stakes and more

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Delaware Park
Race: 8 (5:25 PM EST Post)
Delaware Handicap

Elate bounced back to Graded Stakes form when coming from behind to take down the Fleur de Lis at Churchill last time out. This daughter of “King of the (sales) Ring” Medaglia d’Oro was impressive powering past her rivals down the lane while getting the last furlong in a swift :12.1. She has worked well since and she is 2 for 2 on this oval………………..The multiple Graded Stakes winner, yet still underrated Blue Prize was head strong on the first turn of the aforementioned Fleur de Lis last time out and didn’t offer much of an answer when Elate came to her in mid stretch. However, this seven time winner, of over a million bucks, will be making her third start off the layoff in this spot and that 6F work (1:12 flat) was strong, signaling she might be ready to run another big one here………………….Escape Clause is a win machine as her 20 for 30 career record would indicate. This five year old mare gave the mega talented Midnight Bisou all she could handle two starts back and had several excuses in her last (may have bounced slightly off such a tremendous effort and got caught up in a strong early pace). Leave her out of your exotics plays at your own risk…………………….Honorable Mentions: Gotham Gala ran the best race of her life in her initial try on this oval in her last, which is the perennial prep race for this. This $260,000 daughter of Smart Strike figures to be on or near the lead early once again in here and could prove difficult to run down late……………After showing little on the grass last time out, Promise of Spring return to her preferred surface (dirt), where she’s hit the board in 11 of 16 tries.

Saratoga Race Course
Race: 3 (2:10 PM EST Post)
Sanford Stakes
These 2YO races are far and away the toughest to figure. This time of year these horses’ forms are volatile and can improve or go downhill quicker than a hiccup. Of course, having such little info (few races) to go off of is another nightmare. That said, I’ll take By Your Side who ran the last half of a furlong in sub :07 seconds to take his Churchill Downs and racing debut. The way this colt by Constitution came running late makes me think the stretch out in distane here should only help him…………………..Cucina appears to be a huge threat in this spot. After just missing in his debut, this colt beat maidens in the slop while getting 5F in a fleet :58 flat…..looks next best……………..Raging Whiskey is a California invader who broke his maiden by a wide margin in his second career start.

Race: 9 (5:46 PM EST Post)
Diana Stakes
The 2019 Diana is an intriguing race in several levels. First off, it drew yet another small field (six) with four of them trained by Chad Brown. Also, it pits 2018 Older Female Turf Champion Sistercharlie against another one of the better turf fillies in training today in Rushing Fall as well as unbeaten in this country, Homerique with yes you guessed it all three being trained by Brown. All that being said, you can throw a blanket over all three and pick one as they are almost impossible to separate. So much so, I might pass this race.
However, if I change my mind (and I probably will) I would have to stick with Champion Sistercharlie, who capped off a sensational campaign last year with a furious late run to win the BC Filly and Mare Turf. Good looking mare sports an 11-7-3-0 record overall with the elephant in the room being will she be ready as this will be her first start since the Breeders Cup in Nov?....................It might be betting suicide to put Rushing Fall, a mega talented turf filly who is an astounding 9-8-1-0 in her career, in the two slot. Her last race in the Grade: 1 Just a Game Stakes was one of the most impressive races I’ve seen all year long. After cruising through the first five furlong of that race, this filly dropped her head, leveled off and came home the last quarter supersonic :22.2….needless to say, in taking Sistercharlie, this filly scares the daylights out of me………………………………….As I mentioned earlier, Homerique is 2 for 2 since arriving from France. The gray filly by Exchange Rate overcame slows paces in both races, which is one of many telltale since of a quality racehorse. Her speed figure are in the same zip code as her stablemates (the top two) and she should be coming late once again in this spot……………………….Honorable Mentions: The speedy Mitchell Road, who has sports record of 7-5-2-0, merits attention as well. Good looking mare by English Channel should be the one to catch on the turn for home……………………Secret Message won her last two with strong late runs. Steps WAY up here however.

Los Alamitos
Race: 6
Los Alamitos Derby (6:28 PM EST Post)
The 2019 Los Alamitos Derby continues the trend for short fields this weekend as just four are entered. It almost appears as though the race was written for 2018 Two Year Old Champion Game Winner, who makes his first start since his valiant run in the Kentucky Derby. I’m not seeing a way to beat him as he absolutely towers over this field and his work line resembles an Uzi 9 millimeter (non stop “bullet” works). This is probably one of those rare occurrences where you might see a horse go off at 1-20 odds……………………After chasing the talented Visitant, Mucho Gusto and Anothertwistafate, Game Winner stable mate Kingly looks next best by a wide margin…………………..I have to go with Feeling Strong, who won his last and will be breaking out of state bred competition for the first time for the show dough, as my only other choice is a maiden who is 0 for 12 in his career.

Indiana Downs
Race: 8 (9:10 PM EST Post)
Indiana Oaks
Chocolate Kisses has shown very little in her last three but you must note the enormous class drop she is taking in this spot. $410,000 daughter of Candy Ride ran in back to back Grade: 1’s, including the Kentucky Oaks, and had a failed turf experiment in her last. She will be cutting back in distance here and clearly will not be facing anything near was she’s been lately……………..After pulling an 11-1 upset in the Grade: 2 Fair Ground Oaks two starts back, Street Band will also be coming out of the Kentucky Oaks so she too should relish the class drop vs. these………………The rest are rather difficult to separate but I’ll go with Kim K for the show dough. This $335,000 daughter of Will Take Charge seems to have improved greatly from last year, highlighted by ripping off fast early fractions and wiring a $75,000 optional field in her last. What made it more impressive is she broke from the #9 post that day. In this spot, she’ll break from the rail, which is a serious tactical advantage for her and, oh by the way, the #1 post at this meet so far is winning at a 25% rate…………………………..Honorable Mentions: With Dignity has used impressive late runs to win her first two starts. Note how she encountered serious traffic issues down the back side of her last race but yet blew past the early leaders down the lane for the win….Steps up but could easily better this rating……………..If you ignore Blessed Again’s failed turf experiment in her last, you’ll see an impressive maiden breaking win before going on to beat $75,000 optionals by a colossal margin……………….Sweet Diane has yet to be off the board in six career starts, including finishing within shouting distance of Street Band in the Fair Grounds Oaks this past spring.

Race: 9 (10:02 PM EST Post)
Indiana Derby
Mr. Money is sharp as a tack right now. The son of Goldencents won back to back Grade: 3’s by wide margins at Churchill in his last two. Good looking colt’s speed figures are higher and more consistent than these as well…......………Math Wizard is quietly having a very good year, highlighted by finishing less than five lengths behind Tacticus at 65-1 in the Wood Memorial back in April. Since then, he’s faced an improving Laughing Fox and a really improving Owendale and held his own in both. Looks next best………………Fan favorite Long Range Toddy has been in training, and running once a month for the past 10 months now, and on paper, it looks like that brutal schedule is catching up to him. He was overmatched two and three races back but I saw no visible excuses for his disappointing effort in the Ohio Derby at 2-1 odds in his last…………………Honorable Mentions: Although running admirably, Alwaysmining went down in flames as the even money favorite in the Easy Goer at Belmont in his last, further fueling my speculation that he is a vastly different horse anywhere but on his home track (Laurel)…..Find out more about that on Saturday night……………………Gray Magician is not as bad as his 1 for 9 record indicates. Make no mistake, this gray colt has talent. I’m just not sure how much a trip across the world (Dubai) and then running in the most physical race in the country (Kentucky Derby) less than five weeks later, has taken out of him……………………….. I love Roiland’s running style. Although somewhat inconsistent with it, he possesses a big closing kick which is always fun to watch. Listen, if he gets a nuclear meltdown type early pace, stranger things have happened………………….If, and that a big “if”, Frolic More can handle the class rise, he could be a menace in here as he is clearly in career best form right now.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
2019- Record: 43-124 = 35%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces:
**** In the “about freaking time” category Colonial Downs Group/owners announced plans to name its turf course after the immortal Secretariat.
Secretariat was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970. He became a global phenomenon after his tour de force 1973 Triple Crown win while setting track records in all three of the classic races.
The Secretariat Turf Course will be ready when Colonial Downs opens for live racing Aug. 8. The partnership is part of an agreement with the Tweedy family, who owned him while on the track, and Secretariat.com that also will feature an annual Secretariat Day at the racetrack as well.
"Colonial Downs is thrilled to partner with the Tweedy family and spotlight one of Virginia racing's brightest stars, who was foaled less than 50 miles from our own gates," said Jill Byrne, Colonial Downs Vice President of Racing operations. "Secretariat's enduring legacy continues to reverberate with new generations of fans, and it is only fitting that Colonial Downs recognizes this native son of the Commonwealth."
"My family and I are excited that live racing has returned to Virginia and that we can contribute by sharing the legacy of Secretariat." said Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery. "The Secretariat Turf Course will no doubt witness great racing contests, something my mother and my grandfather would have especially loved to see. Our family also applauds Colonial Downs for their efforts to engage existing horse lovers and generate new racing fans."
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Preview of the Jim Dandy Stakes and more

Saturday July 27, 2019
Saratoga Race Course
Race: 9 (5:44 PM EST Post)
Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes
Mitole really needs no introduction as he has been taking the sport by storm of late. The son of Eskendereya has rattled seven straight, clear cut wins including back to back Grade: 1’s in his last two. This bay colt has recorded splits and final times that are off the charts good and consistent. Note the last seven speed figures as well as they range from 103 to 108. No way I try to beat him until he start showing some kinks in his armor…………………….The speedy Strike Power is clearly at his best game (sprinting) in this spot. After this big chestnut toyed with mid level optionals two back, he blew out of the gate, set a hot early pace and only one of the best horses in training today (Catalina Cruiser) was able to gun him down late. The slight cut back in distance should only help him here. Don’t worry about his one try over this surface being a bad one, his rider that day was on some kind of kamikaze mission as he forced this horse to run a :21.1 opening quarter mile. Between this horse, and the top pick, there might an interesting battle for early supremacy…………………………… Those of you who know me know I like Imperial Hint. This now six year old “little guy” is a running fool while winning 12 of 21 career starts. The problem is, after three straight defeats, are his best days behind him? I mean, his form *is\* showing a noticeable downward trend………………………..Honorable Mentions: Diamond Oops might quietly be sitting on a big one at what will probably be some long odds too. This son of Lookin’ at Lucky has cycled back into top form and looked good coming from behind to take down a Grade: 3 at Gulfstream last time out. With a plethora of speed to his inside, stretch runners like him are always dangerous in these kinds situations………………….If Belmont surface lover Firenze Fire couldn’t handle Mitole at Belmont Park, how will he handle him at ‘Toga? I don’t know… but he has run well, including back to back “trips” speed figures in his last two, so he deserves a “mention”…………….Mr. Crow looks overmatched in this spot but I did notice he is 2 for 4 at ‘Toga and 2 for 10 everywhere else.
Race: 10 (6:18 PM EST Post)
Bowling Green Stakes
These marathon turf races are getting tougher and tougher to figure as the same group appears in the entry box and they take turns beating each other, with the winner (like normal) being the one who gets the best trip. I don’t know about you, but I’m treading lightly in this WIDE open contest. That said, I’m taking Yo Primo, who is another in a looooong line of runners Chad Brown brings in from other parts of the world, for several reasons. First off, you get the “fresh face” angle. Now tack on first time Lasix angle, the fact he is 5 for 9 in his home country of Chile (including four Group: 1 wins), he’s been lighting up stop watches in the mornings since his arrival, and note the final times of his last two starts/wins. 10 furlongs in 1:56.3? 12 furlongs in 2:24 flat? Those are stone cold racehorse times and if he duplicates either of those races in this spot, he’ll be long gone in the stretch………………..Arklow just missed in the Grade: 1 Man O’ War and in the Grade: 2 Belmont Derby in his last two. This stretch runner from the Brad Cox barn should be coming late once again here………………….13 time and multiple Graded Stakes winner Bigger Picture is a threat in just about any turf race he runs in. Still another who should be coming late………………….Honorable Mentions (and there are several due to the depth of this field): Zulu Alpha has won five of his last 10 races and just missed in the Grade: 1 United Nations at Monmouth last time out. This six year old gelding made a brazen, three wide move on the turn but was gunned down in deep stretch by a long-shot winner. Could be tough with a better timed move by his (new) rider……………….I love Sadler’s Joy heroic, late running moves. He habitually comes from 8, 10, 12 sometimes 14 lengths out of it early but always makes it interesting late. Although he’ll be making his first start in almost nine months it must be noted he has run big off layoffs several times in the past…………………….Channel Maker won this race last year and likes this turf course but is a little too inconsistent for my liking……………………..Did Highland Sky’s late running, wide tripped, close up third in his last signal some kind of return to form?.........................Argonne has won three straight vs. lesser. Steps up and stretches out but, with so many late runners in this field, he could be a menace late if left alone on an uncontested early lead.
Race: 11 (6:51 PM EST Post)
Jim Dandy Stakes
Global Campaign is three for four in his career and was nothing short of brilliant in winning the Peter Pan Stakes last time out. This son of Curlin stalked a strong early pace, took over at the quarter pole, opened up on the field at that point and held sway late, beating eventual Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston in the process. Note the internal and final fractions of that race as they included a :48.2 middle half mile and a :12.1 final furlong. Having not run in two months, he should be a fresh horse and trainer Stanley Hough, who is no babe in the woods, should have him ready to fire……………………..I’m not sure if it was the 12 furlongs or the fact that Preakness winner War Of Will, who has had a tough campaign thus far in 2019, is showing signs of fatigue, to explain his disappointing effort in the Belmont Stakes last time out. Either way, although it might prove futile, I’m going to try to beat him here. One last thing, he has physically looked like a million bucks training for about the last week or 10 days……………….Tacitus is a gorgeous and well bred son of Tapit who possesses a good late run, one that he has used to win the Wood Memorial, finish third in the Derby and second in the (nightmare tripped) Belmont Stakes. This gray colt sports a record of 6-3-1-1 in his career and is a must use in any exotics betting scenario…………………………..Honorable Mentions: After winning the inaugural Oaklawn Park Invitational while getting the last furlong in about :12 seconds flat, Laughing Fox quietly made of the most impressive mid race moves I’ve seen all year in the Preakness Stakes, totally outrunning his almost 22-1 odds in the process. This $375,000 son of Union Rags was near last and some 25 lengths off the early pace that day but methodically starting “picking off” horses one by one down the backside, swung wide on the turn for home and finished full of run to check in fifth. Note, at the end of the day, he was beaten less than four lengths. Making up some 21 lengths, especially in classic race, deserves attention…………………..Although running a very, very respectable fourth, Tax found the 12 furlongs of the Belmont Stakes a little too much to handle. Colt by Arch cuts back to a more reasonable distance here and could be a menace………………………..Mihos is not as bad as his last race or two would indicate.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Race: 8 (8:30 PM EST Post)
Bing Crosby Stakes
Cistron blew the doors off of his competition in his return to the dirt while wiring the field in the Kona Gold two starts back. I know that this five year old, by the ridiculously fast The Factor, blew a three length lead at the top of the stretch in his last but it must be noted he set a supersonic early pace that day and that race was also at seven furlongs. Logically, the cut back to six furlongs plays right into his lap. Big work last week should have him “revved up” for this………………..Recruiting Ready has taken on some crack sprinters back on the East Coast, including the super-fast World Of Trouble and (getting beat by a half a length to) Catalina Cruiser his last time out. He will meet no such rivals here and figures bang up here, especially if he can adapt to the vastly different West Coast race tracks…………………. Jalen Journey won three straight vs. lesser before being nailed on the wire by Diamond Oops in the Grade: 3 Smile Sprint at Gulfstream last time out. It’ll be interesting to see if he can hold his form with a trainer change and a move to the West Coast………………..Honorable Mentions: Chief Cicatriz is a win machine as his 10 for 15 career record would indicate. However, this six year old son of Munnings will be swimming in much deeper waters here………………………Air Strike pulled a 12-1 upset when running down my top pick last time out. This son of Street Sense was 0 for his last 5 heading into that race and, although he might run well in this spot, I doubt he does it again.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
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2019- Record: 45-128 = 35%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** Trainer Shug McGaughey said Code of Honor who will bypass the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes, will train up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 24.
Owned by William S. Farish, Code of Honor was a recent winner of the Grade 3 Dwyer, following his second-place result in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby.
“I haven't decided, still on the fence,” McGaughey said. “He's made great progress here in the last few days and I'm probably leaning more towards the Travers as opposed to running in both, just to give him more time in between races.”

**** Omaha Beach recorded his first work at Del Mar after being sidelined due to an entrapped epiglottis.
The handsome son of War Front went three furlongs in :36 3/5 Tuesday with Alex Solis aboard
"Everything's healed up and he's back in good shape," trainer Richard Mandella said. "Had a very nice first work today, :36 and a little change, and he galloped out (four furlongs) in :49. We scoped him afterwards and the throat looked good, so we couldn't be happier."
Del Mar's Aug. 25 Shared Belief Stakes, run at a mile for 3-year-olds, is a possible comeback spot for Omaha Beach.
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Preview of the Jockey Club Gold Cup; Awesome Again Stakes and more

Saturday September 28, 2019
Belmont Park
Race: 4 (2:35 PM EST Post)
Vosburgh Stakes
The “little” Imperial Hint set a track record over the notoriously deep and tiring Saratoga surface in his last. The now six year old gelding ran six furlongs in sub 1:08, scored a towering 114 BSF and beat the vaunted Mitole all in one race. He clearly looks best here but before I empty my pockets on him, I’m going to consider the possibility of a bounce off of such a tremendous effort. ……………………Albeit Call Paul’s form has taken a dip in his last two races, he still commands respect as the second most accomplished horse in here. The son of the extremely handsome Friesan Fire draws the rail and, with his tactical speed, he should be able to work out a good trip……………………It’s no secret that Firenze Fire loves the Belmont Park surface as he is 3 for 4 over it. Moreover, his last three BSFs at Belmont include a 107, 106 and a 100…any one of those would probably be good enough to win or run very well here. Kudos for his last race, where he was making up ground late against Mitole (finished second) at Saratoga. A “must use” in any combination betting…………………..Honorable Mentions: Promises Fulfilled’s last race was too bad to be true. Bounce back candidate here.
Race: 8 (4:43 PM EST Post)
Beldame Stakes
Midnight Bisou probably already has the Eclipse Award for Best Older Filly or Mare locked up based off her 6 for 6 record in 2019 including three Grade: 1 wins. If you think she slipped in little in the Personal Ensign, while going stride for stride, head and head and nose to nose with Elate down the lane in a race that will surely get “Race of the Year’ votes, don’t. Yes, Elate gave her all she can handle but please note this big and well built filly was some five wide on the turn and (still) in the four path at the eighth pole. Needless to say, with a little better trip, she probably had Elate by 2 or 3 lengths. The 2 for 2 record at Belmont is the icing on the cake. But the question is who is going to take the probably 1-20 post time odds?.........................I was by the walk-over at Saratoga (right after I met possibly my #1 fan Len) before and after the Personal Ensign so I got a up close and personal look at Midnight Bisou and Wow Cat and both are specimens. Wow Cat finished off the board for the first time in 13 races that day but truth be told it was rather warm ..as was she. Now, she returns to Belmont where she ran the best race of her U.S career with a little cooler temperature, so I’m expecting a bounce back effort from here her…………………Vexatious is just 3 for 18 in her career but ran with upper echelon older female Blue Prize in her last. Looks best of a weak rest.
Race: 10 (5:49 PM EST Post)
Jockey Club Gold Cup
Preservationist was a washy, nervous wreck for some reason and had the wrong race tactics when disappointing in the Whitney two starts back. Past that, this lightly raced six year old had won three straight including the Grade: 1 Woodward last time out. I liked the BSFs and how he split horses down the lane while coming home the last furlong in :12.1 in that race as well…………..Very narrow margin over the blossoming Code of Honor, who won the Dwyer by three lengths, the Travers by three lengths and is on the threshold of taking over as the three year old male division leader. This race should be a barn burner but, call me old school, I have to side with the older horse in this spot even though that might prove futile…………………..Tacitus always give a good account of himself but what’s up with the “second-itis” lately? This regally bred, super handsome gray has now finished second in the Belmont Stakes, the Jim Dandy and the Travers. Although I disagreed with the race strategy in Travers (he was much closer to the pace than normal), it didn’t make much difference as Code of Honor beat him fair and square.
Santa Anita Park
Race: 7 (6:30 PM EST Post)
John Henry Turf Championship
I’m not quite sure what happened to Acclimate two starts back where he showed next to nothing and was beaten by a country mile. In fact, I’m going to throw that race out completely being that race is surrounded by three straight, coast to coast wins including two at marathon distances. Five year old by Acclimation also returns to what is clearly his favorite surface…………………..Oscar Dominguez, who came from well back to beat Allowance foes three back and was charging hard, late to just miss behind Acclimate in his last two, is sharp right now. Could this be the spot he finally catches Acclimate late?......................Don’t go to sleep on United as he continues to quietly improve. I loved the way he rallied late to beat mid-level optionals last time out while getting the final furlong in an excellent :11.3 seconds . Also note, he just missed two back in a Grade: 2 event and that after clipping heels with another horse early in that race, signaling to me he can handle this caliber field……………….Honorable Mentions: Cleopatra’s Strike in a nose and neck away from being 2 for 2 this year with one of those efforts being in the Grade: 2 San Gabriel. This son of Smart Strike could be a menace here but I put him this low because the 3 for 24 in his career and 2 for 16 on the turf stats are ugly…………………….Ritzy A.P. is another who is just 3 for 22 in his career but he did finish within shouting distance of the top two last time out and his speed figures continue to climb. Long-shot possibility?....................Grecian Fire is in good form right now as he ran back to back huge races at Del Mar in his last two. This gelding by Unusual Heat has never been this distance before but he does “act” like he will like it.
Race: 9 (7:30 PM EST Post)
Rodeo Drive Stakes
Beau Recall, a now multiple Graded Stakes winner, is having a sensational year as her 5-3-2-0 record would indicate. This $19,000, five year old mare, who has won almost a million bucks, has won three of her last four and fired a big work at Churchill last week, signaling to me she is sitting on yet another big effort…..solid choice here……………For the most part, Paved has been running against much better over the past year or so and has held her own. Note, she was less than three lengths behind the brilliant Vasilika last time out at 20-1…………………….Excellent Sunset was coming hard, late vs. mid-level optionals in her (late) 2019 debut last time out. That race, along with a bullet five furlong work last week, should set her up well for a big effort here……………………Honorable Mentions: Elysea’s World rarely runs a horrible race and is another who fired a big work last week (5F- :59 flat)….could better this rating.
Race: 10 (8PM EST Post)
Awesome Again Stakes
Only five other showed up to face pro-tem older male division leader McKinzie in this spot and I don’t blame them. Had it not been for a little bad luck, (lost a head bob earlier in the year and severe traffic issues two back) this drop dead gorgeous son of Street Sense could easily be a four time Grade: 1 winner this year. Trainer Bob Baffert has been flawless with his scheduling so not only should he be rested, but judging by his last several monster works, he should be ready as well…………………….It appears Higher Power, who ran/won a visually impressive race in the Pacific Classic, will be McKinzie’s main problem. This $250,000 son of Medaglia d’Oro took command of that race leaving the half mile pole and absolutely motored home, winning by five widening lengths. Another bay colt, he ran a 110 Brisnet figure that day. My only concern is, off such a titanic race, is the possibility of a “bounce”. Past that, he figures bang up………………………………..Draft Pick is a $450,000 son of Candy Ride who is 3 for 6 at Santa Anita and 0 for 6 everywhere else. Still another bay colt, he ran the two best races of his life in a pair of Graded Stakes races his last two. That said, he was futilely chasing Higher Power in his last………………..Honorable Mentions: I’m not giving up on Mongolian Groom just yet as my long-shot special. Although he clearly shorten stride down the lane at Saratoga last time out, he didn’t do all that bad in finishing fifth in the Grade: 1 Woodward and now returns back “home” to California.
By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
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2019- Record: 64-181 = 35%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%
Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** Grade: 1 winner Omaha Beach will bypass Saturday’s Ack Ack Stakes at Churchill Downs in favor of staying in Southern California for the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Oct. 5, according to trainer Richard Mandella.
“His workout yesterday got very messed up and I needed that to be good in order to run him next week in Kentucky,” said Mandella Saturday morning. “I decided to stay here and just run him on Oct. 5.”
The handsome colt worked seven furlongs in 1:27.1 last Friday morning at Santa Anita which was his seventh work since returning to the track following a procedure to correct an entrapped epiglottis.

**** When Significant Form won the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park on Saturday, It tied jockey John Velazquez on with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey for most North American graded stakes victories with 660.

**** Multiple Grade: 1 winner Separationofpowers will be offered at Fasig-Tipton Sales on Nov. 4
The good look filly sports a record of 10-4-0-2 with $964,000 in earnings.
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Preview of the Arkansas Derby and more

With the Kentucky Derby now just three weeks away, our highlighted race of the week will be the last prep race for the Derby in the Grade: 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
We will also be looking at the Oaklawn Handicap, a Grade: 2, $750,000 nine furlong contest also for four year olds and up.
Elsewhere, we will take a look at three Graded Stakes races at Keeneland Race Course. The Ben Ali Stakes for four year olds and up, the Jenny Wiley Stakes, an 8 ½ furlong test for four year olds and up fillies and mares on the turf and the Lexington Stakes for three year olds who are desperately trying for some last minute Kentucky Derby points in hopes that a win or a good showing will catapult them into this year’s “Run for the Roses”.
Lastly, on Sunday we will be examining the Grade: 1, $750,000 Apple Blossom back at Oaklawn Park, another 8 ½ furlong race for four year olds and up fillies and mares.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Keeneland Race Course
Race: 7 (4:24 PM EST Post)
Ben Ali Stakes
If you look up “racehorse rounding back into top form” in the dictionary you might see a picture of Flameaway. The one time Kentucky Derby threat ran a very good third in the Grade: 3 Mineshaft off a nearly six month break two starts back. I really like the way this $400,000 son of Scat Daddy won his last, as he took pace pressure every step of the way while wiring the field. That last race, back to back excellent works since and this being his third start off the layoff, all point to another good effort upcoming. Lastly, I don’t see him having any problems in what is projected to be an off track on Saturday.…………………….Based off his last two races, a win and a fast closing third, both at Laurel Park, Bonus Points also seems to be in peak form right now. The Todd Pletcher trainee draws a good post for his running style and should be coming late in this spot……………………… I know Solomini is quite popular but I’m not a big fan of his. In fact, I believe he is one of the most overrated horses in quite some time…maybe since Keen Ice. Yes, he’s a Grade: 1 winner and yes, he’s hit the board in 9 of 11 career starts but two facts stand out about him to me. 1) He’s won one race since that Grade: 1 win (a span of 16 months) and that was against $40,000 optional claimers and 2) the fact still remains he is 2 for 11 lifetime. This son of Curlin will likely be over bet in this spot. ………….Honorable Mentions: Third Day is a $575,000 son of the corvette looking Bernardini who did well to finish third in the aforementioned Mineshaft Handicap in his last. This handsome colt was trapped behind a slow pace yet finished just a neck behind Flameaway in that race and his one and only race in the slop was an impressive win. Bottom line here is, he could better this rating especially if the track does come up wet…………………The cleverly named Nun the Less looks better suited for the synthetics but note he is 2 for 2 on off tracks. Merits a longshot look if the rains come…………….First Mondays, a $450,000 son of Curlin who missed the break in his last, and Just Whistle, who was a good third in the Peter Pan Stakes last year, both could run well here and neither would be a huge surprise.

Race: 9 (5:34 PM EST Post)
Stonestreet Lexington
Anothertwistafate rattled off three super impressive, large margined wins over the synthetics this year but looked just as good, if not better, in his neck loss last time out in the Sunland Park Derby on the dirt. This $360,000 son of Scat Daddy sat just off screaming early fractions (:45.3, 1:09.3, 1:34.3) before “running on” to just miss the win. Note the :24 second flat internal fraction as it’s the sign of a quality runner. If this handsome, smooth strided colt, who ripped a sensational half mile work for this (:46.4) last week runs well enough here to make it into the Derby (he’s on the threshold on points), no one better go to sleep on him as he appears to have big time talent and would pose an enormous threat………………….Based off his close up, on the board finishes in the Sham, Southwest and Louisiana Derby, Sueno clearly looks next best………………….I really liked Zenden’s Tampa Bay Derby effort at 20-1 in his last. This son of Fed Biz normally assumes a stalking position early on in his races but in the Tampa Bay Derby, this horse blew the gate and ripped off super fast fractions (:22.3, 45.4 and 1:09.3). He understandably tired late but I thought he did extremely well to finish fourth and was only be beaten by four lengths to the likes of Tacitus and Win Win Win. Looks best of the rest here………………..Honorable Mentions: Call me stubborn, but I’m STILL not giving up on the late running Roiland, who has a habit of running well at double digit odds………………Anyone have any idea what to do with Harvey Wallbanger, who wins the Holy Bull at 30-1 then comes back and completely tanks in the Florida Derby? Because I sure don’t. He’s a tough horse to play with such inconsistencies…………If you are hunting a longshot in this race, take a good look at Shang, who is a neck shy of being unbeaten in five starts vs. lesser. Although he obviously will be taking a huge step up in class, it should be noted he ran the last 2 ½ furlongs of his last race in an excellent :30.1, his speed figures are climbing, he handles the wet track very well and the #1 post at this meet is winning at 18% thus far.
Race: 10 (6:12 PM EST Post)
Jenny Wiley Stakes
Rushing Fall is a very special filly. This gorgeous, $320,000 daughter of More Than Ready is 6 for 7 in her career, has already captured two Grade: 1 wins and, had it not been for a questionable ride when losing her one race by a neck, she could be unbeaten. There is nothing not to like about her as she can handle the distance, is adaptable to any pace scenario, handles any “give” in the turf and is 3 for 3 at Keeneland. If you are looking to beat her, which might prove futile, you can use the angle that this will be her first start in exactly 6 months but that’s not enough for me……………………I like Rymska. She is a big, all black (very rare) five year old mare who is 7 for 13 in her career. This multiple Graded Stakes winner could not have looked any better in taking down the Hillsborough at Gulfstream in her last and you get the third start off the layoff angle. Easily looks next best here…………………Bellavais has been gradually improving since October. $485,000 mare by Tapit finished very well in her last and won her previous time out, both at Gulfstream Park. It appears she too can handle a soft turf course and has been on the board in 10 of 15 career races…………….Honorable Mentions: Onthemoonagain is a French invader who has fared very well in all four U.S. starts. Chad Brown trainee could better this rating with the right pace scenario……………Got Stormy came back running off a long layoff when whipping high level optionals. Steps up but that race could set her up for a good effort here……………….The longshot horse in this race is Princess Warrior, who looks overmatched on paper but note her two races on off turf courses were both very good.
Oaklawn Park
Race: 9 (6:22 PM EST Post)
Oaklawn Handicap
After back to back big efforts at “big balloons,” Rated R Superstar has methodically worked his way back into what appears to be top form. Although his rider is ice cold right now, he does like this track and seems to be ok if it rains as expected. …my best guess in an extremely wide open horse race…………………….Giant Expectations disappointed as the 8/5 favorite in the Essex in his last. This 6 year old by Giant Frost chased Battle of Midway and McKinzie two back and wasn’t embarrassed by any stretch, so you know he has ability. It’s the consistency I question as he hasn’t won a horse race of any kind in 16 months. That said he looks next best…………….Quip was up against it when he had to chase the absolutely streaking right now Prince Lucky in his first race back off a long layoff. This good looking son of Distorted Humor did well to finish third in that race and should be tighter for this…………………Honorable Mentions: Tenfold’s claim to fame is running Justify to three quarters of a length in the 2018 Preakness Stakes. This son of Curlin was a very close up fourth in his first race since, handles the slop just fine and should improve off his 2019 debut. Figures close………………Lone Sailor figures to do his normal “drop way back early but come with big run late only to fall short late” routine. Logically, the faster the pace, the better his chances are and the pace figures to be honest in this race……………..Keep an eye on Chris and Dave here too if it rains. Although he seems overmatched, he is 4 for 6 on wet tracks…………..I got to spend several minutes up close and personal with Lookin’ at Lee last year at Saratoga before the Travers. He is a very nice looking, well made horse, but he just hasn’t run to those looks as his 3 for 21 career record would indicate.
Race: 11 (7:43 PM EST Post)
Arkansas Derby
There are a lot of “moving parts” with the big, almost perfectly strided, Improbable, so this race should tell the tale of where we stand with him. His last race, The Rebel, didn’t answer any questions for me. In fact, it seems to have posed more. Let’s start with why he was run down in deep stretch by Long Range Toddy. Was it because he was “parking lot” wide, off a boneheaded ride by DVD, throughout the entire race and, with that being his first race in 10 weeks, maybe he understandably tired late? I don’t know, like I’ve said before, Baffert is the master at sending them out ready, regardless of the situation. Was it the City Zip breeding that is causing the dreaded distance limitation? I don’t know that yet either being he romped, not once but twice, at 8 ½ furlongs before. Whatever the answers are, I know this much….Baffert is not sitting on his hands with this gorgeous colt. I don’t blame him one bit for making a rider change (from DVD to Jose Ortiz) and he is adding blinkers in this spot as well. I absolutely LOVED his last work where, with blinkers on, he sat just off his work mate, passed him on the turn for home and was "reaching out" soooooooooo beautifully down the lane I mumbled “wow” while stopping the clock in either 1:13.3 or 1:14 flat depending on what racing publication you read. This might prove futile, but I am sticking with him until he proves otherwise. That said, this race is a “do or die” for him. He will need to step up right now, in this spot to remain a serious Derby threat………………………….Horse Racing is a lot like other sports in the sense that the best baseball/basketball/football team doesn’t always win, but more of who gets hot heading into the playoffs. In this case, it’s who is getting good at just the right time and, aside from Tacitus and perhaps Vekoma, is there another horse in the country who is getting good right now more that Omaha Beach? After losing a couple of heart breaking, maiden races earlier in his career, this very handsome, very well bred colt (by War Front out of a mare super sire from years ago Seeking the Gold) ran a hole in the wind in the slop to finally break his maiden two starts back. He won by 9 that day and stopped the clock in a blistering 1:21 flat for seven panels. His next and last start was in a division of the Rebel, where he assumed command early, fended off a few others early in the race and then dug in and fended off none other than Two Year Old Colt Champion Game Winner in a thrilling stretch run. The Rebel proved two things. 1) He can handle the route distance and 2) he has the guts of a tight rope walker. Back to back bullet works since the Rebel signal he is holding form and possibly getting better. Big Money Mike gets the leg up……………….The aforementioned Long Range Toddy is a stretch runner who is 7-4-1-1 in his career has never finished more than two lengths behind the winner in his three career defeats. That, readers, is consistency. He draws the extreme outside post which could actually help him in this spot and I love his work pattern since his Rebel upset (8-1) win……………….Honorable Mentions: Although Galilean was passed in the stretch of the Rebel by Long Range Toddy, I still like this very handsome, $600,000 son of Uncle Mo. After annihilating Cal-Breds in his two prior races, this colt, who has a very efficient and smooth stride, did very well to finish third, beaten by less than three lengths in his first try vs. open company and outside the state of California as well. Bottom line here is, he is no easy throw out……………………...Country House is another late runner who, on the surface, looks to be struggling a bit outside the friendly confines of Gulfstream Park but a closer look shows he had legitimate excuses both times. He broke slowly (again) and chased a streaking War of Will two back and, after you guessed it, breaking slowly again, he was ridiculously wide in the Louisiana Derby. That said, this son of Lookin’ at Lucky could be a menace with a clean break and what is projected to be a hot early pace………………….Gray Attempt has won 4 of 6 in his career and is 2 for 3 on this oval plus he recorded a monster work in the mud last week (5F- :58.3). The problem I’m seeing with him is a mile or a mile a sixteenth looks to be “all of it.” In other words, on paper he looks better suited to sprinting.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Oaklawn Park
Race: 8 (4:42 PM EST Post)
Apple Blossom
This year’s renewal of the Apple Blossom features a rematch from the Azeri Stakes with two of the best older females in the land in Elate and Midnight Bisou and this race figures to be a doozy. Midnight Bisou, who I liked since early last year, got the better of it last time and I’m sticking to my guns that she has a world of talent, will continue to get better and have a tremendous year when it’s all said and done. Four year old by Midnight Lute is off to a good start (2 for 2) in winning the Houston Ladies Classic in January and the aforementioned Azeri in March. She “takes her racetrack with her” as she is 7 for 13 in her career while winning on four different ovals in all parts of the country. Lastly, I believe she still holds a fitness edge over main rival Elate as this will be her third start (off the layoff) while Elate will be making her second start in eight months…………………….Elate is clearly the main threat in this spot. Head hunters in New Guinea could see this two time Grade: 1 winner needed her last as it was her first start in eight months. Filly by Medaglia d’ Oro did very well to finish second in the Azeri when beaten by just one length as the even money favorite. When I was at Belmont Park (before heading over to Aqueduct for the Wood Memorial) last week, I heard several folks on the backstretch talk about how she may not be coming back the same as last year after, by trainer Bill Mott’s admittance, “a few minor injuries”. I’ll give her a mulligan for the Azeri but like Improbable this weekend, she needs to improve off the Azeri to prove that theory wrong………………….Wonder Gadot is another who probably needed her first race of 2019 when finishing second vs. optional $50,000 claimers on March 8 as it was her first start in over four months. Another daughter of “King of the (sales) Ring” Medaglia d’ Oro, this filly actually won two thirds of the Canadian Triple Crown (beating the boys) last year and still has that very long and flowing stride, which is especially good when on her right handed lead………………..Honorable Mention: Escape Clause is an absolute win machine while registering a mind boggling 20 wins in 30 career starts. Granted, she was beating up on far lesser competition at smaller tracks for most of it but still that’s quite a feat. That said, she did win a Grade: 2 at Santa Anita in January and could not have looked any better while blowing out her rivals at Sunland Park in her last. Mare by Going Commando (how did the Jockey Club miss that name by the way?), who stands for less than $1,000, won by 7+, getting a mile in a track record 1:34 flat.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
2019- Record: 22-72 = 31% (My Plays: -$2,314.14)
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%
Little Bets N’ Pieces
****Superstar Winx makes her final career start in the Group: 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick. If her win streak continues, this will be her 33rd straight win and 25th Group: 1. The scheduled post time is 11:05 p.m. ET on Friday, April 12th.

**** Lady Pauline, a half-sister to Lady Aurelia, was an eye catching, first time out winner last week at Keeneland.
Going off at an enormous 1-5 betting favorite, the Stonestreet homebred blew the gate and showed a very impressive speed to win by 9 3/4 lengths, stopping the clock in :51:3 for 4 ½ furlongs.
We’ll need to keep an eye on her moving forward.

****In all my years of being involved in this sport, I’m not sure I’ve seen a stronger book of mares to be bred to one first year stallion ever.
Justify, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Paris, KY., for $150,000, has the following list of mares booked: (although this is not all of them)
A Raving Beauty Multiple G1 winner
A Z Warrior G1 winner
Afleet Maggi Dam of G1 winner Dream Tree
African Jade Dam of G1 winner Lord Nelson
Appealing Zophie G1 winner, dam of Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit
Bar of Gold Won Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Bella Jolie Dam of champion sprinter Runhappy
Birdatthewire G1 winner
Blossomed Dam of G1 winner Sippican Harbor
Brave Anna G1 winner
Bubbler Dam of champion Arrogate
Caledonia Road Champion 2-year-old filly
Champagne Room Champion 2-year-old filly
Charming Dam of champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi,
Classic Strike Dam of G1 winner Union Strike
Dazzling Song Dam of G1 winner Magnum Moon
Diamondsandrubies G1 winner
Diva Delite Dam of G1 winner Midnight Bisou
Dream Dancing G1 winner
D’Wildcat Speed Dam of filly Lady Aurelia
Emma’s Encore G1 winner
Found won Breeders’ Cup Turf
Got Lucky G1 winner
Grace Hall G1 winner
Grazie Mille Dam of G1 winner Mo Town
Groupie Doll Two-time champion female sprinter and winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Havre de Grace 2011 Horse of the Year, sold for $10 million
Ithinkisawapudycat Dam of G1 winner Sweet Loretta,
Khancord Kid Dam of Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold
Kosmo’s Buddy Dam of G1 winner Knicks Go
Mining My Own Dam of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and G1 winner Dullahan
Misty For Me G1 winner, dam of Cartier champion 2-year-old colt U S Navy Flag
Moonshine Memories G1 winner
Morena dam of Belmont Stakes winner Creator
Noted and Quoted G1 winner
Pretty ‘n’ Smart Dam of G1 winner Cupid
Rare Event Dam of G1 winner Improbable
Sambuca Classica Dam of champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire
Silk and Scarlet Dam of G1 winner Master of Hounds
Silky Serenade Dam of G1 winner Restless Rider,
So Sharp of G1 winner Sharp Azteca
Storm Dixie Dam of Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar
Tapestry G1 winner
Together Forever: G1 winner
Turbulent Descent G1 winner
Untouched Talent dam of G1 winner Bodemeister
Vale Dori G1 winner
Yellow Heat Dam of G1 winner R Heat Lightning
Zipessa G1 winner
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Saturday's Action from Belmont, Keeneland and Santa Anita


Saturday October 5, 2019
Belmont Park
Race: 9 (4:50 PM EST Post)
Joe Hirsch Turf Invitational
The late, heroic running Sadler’s Joy signaled a return to top for when flying late to just miss capturing the Grade: 1 Sword Dancer in his last. Third start off the layoff and should get a good strong pace to run into here…..should nail the speed in deep stretch……………Arklow continues to burn money as he hasn’t won a race in over a year but has been favored or has had low odds in his last six starts in a row. Another who should be rallying late but has a habit of coming up short…………………….Yo Primo’s last race was too bad to be true. Irad sticks and could bounce back with a big race here……………….Honorable Mentions: Channel Cat is in good form right now but is 0 for 4 on the Belmont Turf…………………Ditto for Channel Maker as he too is in good form, That said, he has lost ground from the eighth pole to the wire in each of his last three races………………When Zulu Alpha is right, he could easily hit the board (or better) vs. these.
Race: 10 (5:22 PM EST post)
Champagne Stakes
You can make an argument that Green Light Go, who has been very impressive winning both career starts thus far in his career, is the pro-tem two year old East Coast male division leader (Basin). I loved the way he came from behind both times, won by daylight and stopped the clock in “racehorse” time. ….takes his next steps toward the BC Juvenile here…………….Gozilla buried maidens in his initial try then showed speed and tired in the Grade: 1 Hopeful in his second and last time out. I’m not sure if the sloppy track had something to do with the defeat or he was facing Basin in that race or perhaps both. Find out more about him on Saturday…………………….Alpha Sixty Six came from behind to beat maidens in his debut. This $400,000 son of Liams’ Map was visually impressive coming with a four wide, sweeping move towards the lead at the quarter and got up by a neck. The icing on that cake was he ran the final furlong in a super-sonic :06 seconds flat……………………………………Honorable Mentions: Speaking of burying maidens, it took Three Technique three tries but that exactly what he did in his last. The son of Mr. Speaker rallied from near last early, with an eye catching six wide move on the turn and ran away from the field to win by 5 ½ lengths…no surprise if he betters this rating in this well matched field……………………..Tiz the Law also decimated (State Bred) maidens his first time out. Yet another son of Constitution, this handsome colt came from behind and opened on the field at will down the lane. So much so, his rider was basically pulling him up in the 100 or so yards in a visually impressive performance.

Keeneland Race Course
Race: 7 (4:29 PM EST Post)
Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes
Spiced Perfection is a two time Grade: 1 winner including one on this oval. Don’t worry about the 151 days since her last race as she has trained smartly recently and has a habit of running well off of layoffs……Narrow margin over Chalon, who has been either first or second in her last nine races in a row spanning the last two years. I was very impressed with this $550,000 daughter of Dialed In’s last race where she broke poorly and was block in on the turn for home yet still won…………….Ours to Run rattled off six straight wins vs. lesser before finishing a close up third in the Grade: 2 Honorable Miss at Saratoga last time out. Note, she finished just a head behind Chalon in that race, signaling to me she can handle this caliber horse…………………Honorable Mentions: When Mia Mischief is right, she poses an enormous threat. However, her last three races signal she is cycling out of form……………….Danuska’s My Girl ships in from California, has good speed and is 4 for 5 lifetime at 6 furlongs………………….Dawn the Destroyer completely outran her 10-1 odds in the Grade: 1 Ballerina last time out. Mare by Speightstown chased (finished second) upper echelon older female Come Dancing and, from what I saw standing on the rail, she was trying very hard. That said, she is just 4 for 18 lifetime.
Race: 8 (5:04 PM EST Post)
First Lady Stakes
Rushing Fall does nothing but run lights out as her 10-8-2-0 career record would indicate. You absolutely must forgive her last where she took command of the Grade: 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga but was run down in deep stretch by the supremely talented Sistercharlie. Past that, this filly by More Than Ready ran a mile (this distance) in an eye popping 1:31.3 two starts back, has trained brilliantly of late and is 4 for 4 on this turf course. Another close call in what might be the most talent laden field I’ve seen all year………………..After a narrow defeat two starts back, Vasilika bounced back to her winning ways. This chestnut mare, who was 9 for 11 last year and 5 for 6 this year, came roaring down the lane, including a smoking :11.1 final furlong, to get her nostril on the wire first in the John C. Mabee last time out. Albeit, she ventures outside of California for the first time in a while, it’s really hard not to include her in the exotics……………….Uni had won five straight, including a Grade:1, before taking on the boys in her last and finishing a fast closing third. Note she came from 17 lengths back, (including :21 and change internal second quarter) to get beaten by less than three lengths on the wire in that race. Bottom line here is I won't be surprised if she is standing in the winner’s circle after this race………………………Honorable Mentions: (and there are several due the depth of this field) Trainer Brad Cox has done a fantastic job with Juliet Foxtrot as he brought her along methodically since she came here from overseas. Filly by Dansili showed excellent versatility in winning her first three U.S. starts and was just a nose behind Vasilika in the aforementioned John C. Mabee Stakes in her last…..could better this rating…………….After “touring” Europe in her last four races, Indian Blessing missed by a neck in her return to the U.S last time out. Threat should she duplicate that effort here…………………Just Wonderful is another globe trotting filly. Note, the last time she ran in this country, she finished a strong second to the mega talented, but now on the sidelines Concrete Rose………………….Mitchell Road has good speed and sports a 9-5-3-0 career record. However, her form, much like my life, appears to be going in the wrong direction……………….Ms Bad Behavior has hit the board in 14 of 17 lifetime tries. That said, she has only four wins.
Race: 9 (5:39 PM EST Post)
Claiborne Breeders Futurity
It looks as though Constitution, who is on the rise as a stallion, is a son of Tapit and stands for $15,000, has a solid 1-2 punch in this race. Gouverneur Morris whistled in his sloppy tracked debut. This $600,000 gray colt won by nine and stopped the clock in 1:04.1. Back to back strong 5F works since signal he might be ready for the big stretch out in distance and even bigger rise in class………………….By Your Side, who won his first two starts including the Grade: 3 Sanford two starts back, may not have cared for the sloppy track in his last while chasing three apparent tigers. With the forecast of a “dry” day at Keeneland on Saturday, he could bounce back and run well in this spot………………Ajaaweed, a good looking son of Curlin, responded well to the stretch out in distance while manhandling maidens in his last………………….Honorable Mentions: Maxfield broke slowly (last) in his debut but was impressive methodically picking off horses, one by one, all the way around to get up for a three quarter length win…………..Tap It to Win finished second in his debut but came back to bury maiden last time out, scoring the highest Brisnet Speed Figure of anyone in this field………………I found it interesting that last time out winner Enforceable, a full brother to multiple Stakes winner and $2.2 million purchase Mohaymen from a few years ago, is the only horse in this field to be cutting back in distance………………….King Theo galloped in the mud at GP in his last.. Steps up here.
Race: 10 (6:15 PM EST Post)
Shadwell Turf Mile
The unbeaten Valid Point, who has run just three races late in his three year old season, must have some “issues” but also has talent as demonstrated by taking down a Grade: 1 in just his third career start. A three year old taking on elders makes me hesitate slightly but past that, he looks best…………..Van Beethoven is just 2 for 14 in his career but launched a visually impressive move on the turn and was charging hard, late against my top pick last time out….must be considered………………Bandua is clearly in career best form right now while winning two back and then leading to deep stretch before being overhauled by Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar in the Arlington Million last time out……………Honorable Mentions: Admission Office is a “from out of a clouds” late runner who is about one length away from being unbeaten in three starts in 2019. This handsome son of Point of Entry could be rolling down the stretch once again in this spot…………………Vintager is one of several “dark horses” coming from overseas to make their U.S. debuts. This son of Mastercraftman has won his last two and goes first time Lasix here………………..Divisidero is another in good form right now and this stretch running son of Kitten’s Joy worked a bullet at Fair Hill last week………………..Real Story looks like the dominant early speed in here and could be a menace late if left alone on a uncontested early lead.


Santa Anita Park
Race: 9 (7:30 PM EST Post)
Shancelot burst onto the scene while winning his first three starts and scoring towering speed figures. Speedy colt suffered his first career defeat in his last but I liked the way he battled gamely through the wire in that race. This son of Shanghai Bobby cuts back in distance here and has run a hole in the wind in the morning of late…………..Narrow margin over Omaha Beach, who I still think if he stayed healthy, would have been the best three year old male in the country. Although this son of War Front has been training lights out for his return, he did suffer several setbacks along the way including a very strange training session a few weeks ago. This will be his first start in over five months, I don’t think six furlongs is his best distance and, most importantly, this clearly looks like a “prep” race for (possibly) the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile………………Flagstaff has won two of his last three vs. lesser but he likes this track and his speed figures suggest he’s not completely out of this one….looks best of the rest.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
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2019- Record: 69-193 = 36%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** Amalfi Sunrise, one of the top 2-year-old fillies on the West Coast, is likely to be retired after a month-long struggle with pneumonia, trainer Simon Callaghan said last Sunday.
Amalfi Sunrise won her debut June 23 at Santa Anita by 6 1/4 lengths before winning by six lengths Aug. 3 in the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar.
She was kept out of the Aug. 31 Del Mar Debutante Stakes with a minor hind-leg injury, but was then sent to San Luis Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif., in late August with pneumonia.
Callaghan thinks she will be released "next week" but doesn’t think her future has racing in it: "When they get it really bad for a long period of time, like she did, they get adhesions and (lung) scarring, and often after those things, they don't come back as good”.

**** Super star mare Enable is one of 16 horses pointing to Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Enable breezed on the Limekilns on Monday morning pleasing both her trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori.
“It was great to get Enable back on the Limekilns where the ground was the easy side of good and conditions were perfect as there was no wind,” said Gosden. “I put her in front as it's best to mix it up with her as she can easily get bored doing the same thing. Frankie was happy with her and hopefully we can get through the next six days.”

**** Lil Indy, dam of disqualified 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security, will be sold in foal to leading sire Quality Road during Book 1 of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale Wednesday, Nov. 6.

**** Awesome Again has been pensioned from stud duty.
The now 25 year old son of Deputy Minister is a homebred from Adena Springs, with stakes wins that include 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic, the Whitney, and the Queen's Plate.
He retired to Adena Springs' Kentucky section, where he has sired 18 crops of racing age with combined earnings in excess of $95 million.
His greatest accomplishment at stud has been the wickedly fast Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year, who stands alongside him at Adena Springs. Ghostzapper won the Breeders' Cup Classic during his Horse of the Year campaign, making Awesome Again the only sire to date to have won the Classic and sired a Classic winner.
Other notable runners by Awesome Again include champion Ginger Punch, Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Round Pond, Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Wilko, Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, and the incredible Paynter.

**** Grade: 1 Florida Derby winner Audible has been retired from racing and will enter stud at WinStar Farm for the 2020 breeding season. More on this as it unfolds.
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Preview of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes and more

Saturday October 12, 2019
Belmont Park
Race: 7 (4:06 PM EST Post)
Floral Park Stakes
Goldwood has rattled off five straight Stakes wins, all with strong speed figures and excellent final times. Five year old mare by Medaglia d’Oro is now 9 for 18 in her career and appears to tower over these……solid, albeit short priced, choice…………..Fire Key just missed catching Goldwood last time out, is as consistent as the day is long and loves this surface as her 9-4-3-0 record over it would indicate…figures bang up here………..Mominou was beaten fair and square by my top choice two back but absolutely whistled home in her last. Good looking daughter by Congrats set a scorching early pace but had plenty left late to win a $200,000 Stakes race at Saratoga July 21. I’m not worried about the 2 ½ months she’s had off recently as she seems to run well “fresh”……………Honorable Mentions: I’llhandalthecash has won two of her first career starts but might be able to handle to class rise here.
Race: 9 (5:13 PM EST Post)
Sands Point Stakes
Although she set a snail’s pace over a turf labelled “good”, Romantic Pursuit led to deep stretch of the Grade: 1 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational in her last. Another by Medaglia d’Oro, this filly is the recipient of one of more favorite angles as she drops in class and cuts back in distance, which in turn should make her harder to catch. I like the ascending speed figures through her last five races as well……tepid choice in a closely matched field…………………..New and Improved is a stretch runner by up and coming sire Cairo Prince. This Chad Brown trainee won at first asking and, after registering a good :23.1 final quarter mile, she was charging hard, late and finished just 1 ¼ lengths behind the winner in a Restricted Stakes field. With further improvement, she is a serious threat here……………..Albeit Dyna Passer is just 1 for 8 in her career, she is bred nine ways to Sunday for the turf and has hit the board in 5 of 6 tries over the “weeds”. She totally outran her odds (43-1) while finishing fifth in the Belmont Oaks in July and again in the aforementioned Jockey Club Oaks Invitational (23-1) and finished ahead of Romantic Pursuit in the process. Another who figures close………………………Honorable Mentions: Feel Glorious has only run one bad race in three countries and through 11 career starts with eight of those 11 coming in Stakes races. She handles any footing and the stretch out in distance should only help her…..could better this rating……………………..Olendon is still another who shown little while being overmatched recently and drops into a more reasonable spot here.


Keeneland Race Course
Race: 9 (5:30 PM EST Post)
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes
Cambier Parc is a well-traveled, $1,250,000 daughter of (you guessed it) Medaglia d’Oro who is 4 for 7 in her career with legitimate excuses in all three defeats. Nice looking filly was visually impressive uncorking a five wide move on the turn and winning her first Grade: 1 at Del Mar last time out…looks best in a very well matched field………………….Regal Glory is almost impossible to leave off my tickets. Filly by Animal Kingdom sports a super impressive record of 7-5-2-0, including a pair of Graded Stakes win. The problem I’m seeing is her speed figures don’t stack up very well compared to some of the other in here. Past that, she commands respect in this spot………………………….I was very impressed with Magnetic Charm’s North American debut. Bay filly by Exceed and Excel chased the talented Starship Jubilee at Woodbine last time out and finished a very good second. However, note the approximate 1:46.4 seconds it took her to get nine furlongs. Now note that was over a yielding turf course. That, readers, is a supersonic time under those conditions. …………………Honorable Mentions: I hope I’m not underestimating Castle Lady in this spot. This filly was 3 for 4 in her career overseas with her one defeat coming in the prestigious Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. She goes first time Lasix and this should be a drop in class for her. Looms a threat for sure…………………..I’m not sure if it was the “good” turf course or the fact she travelled across the country or both that led to Lady Prancealot’s disappointing effort last time out because this stretch runner ran bang up races in all six prior starts. Although she is just 3 for 15 in her career, I do except her to be “coming” late………………..Varenka finished in a dead heat with Regal Glory last time out. Obvious threat should she repeat that effort in this spot…………………….Cafe Americano passed 10 horses in the final five furlongs, including getting the last furlong in a strong :11.3, to win a Stakes race at Arlington last time out. The Brisnet Speed Figure she recorded that day puts her among the vanguard in this field as well. Long-shot possibility?.....................Kelsey’s Cross is 6 for 6 on the board in her career including finishing within shouting distance of my top pick and the mega talented, but now sidelined Concrete Rose, so you know she has some ability…may not be completely out of this race.
By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
2019- Record: 72-206 = 35%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** Magnum Moon, winner of the 2018 Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby, was euthanized last Friday at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists hospital in Elmont, N.Y. after over a year-long battle with laminitis, according to a news release from Jacob West, the racing manager for owners Robert and Lawana Low.
The gorgeous bay colt, sidelined since sustaining a career-ending injury during a morning workout in June 2018 at Belmont Park, initially received treatment for multiple fractures before his condition deteriorated.
"He was a special colt that was obviously talented on the racetrack but also very smart and courageous during his treatment," the Lows said in the release. "Magnum Moon was all class until the very end. We cherished him dearly and thank him for all the joy, great times, and for the inspiration he brought to our lives."

**** Multiple Grade 1 winner World of Trouble has been retired and will enter stud at Hill 'n' Dale Farms for the 2020 breeding season. He will stand for a fee of $15,000.
A leader in the sprint division on both dirt and turf, the son of Kantharos captured both the Grade: 1 Carter Handicap on dirt at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Grade: 1 Jaipur Invitational Stakes on the Belmont Park turf this year.
He retires with a record of 9-2-1 from 13 starts with earnings of $1,263,300 for owners Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, and Bethlehem Stables.
"He's the fastest horse I ever owned," said Dubb. "My jaw dropped every time he raced. He was such an easy horse, as he could run on anything. He won grade 1 races on both dirt and turf in New York this season, something that probably will not happen for me ever again. Since we couldn't make the Breeders' Cup due to a foot bruise, we decided it's best for him to start making babies."

**** Grade:1 winner Preservationist has also been retired from racing and will stand stud at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones’s Airdrie Stud for the 2020 breeding season.
Preservationist was one of this year’s top-rated older horses following wins in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga and Belmont Park’s Suburban Handicap. Trained throughout his career by Jimmy Jerkens, Preservationist retires with a record of 11-6-1-2 and earnings of $1,084,550.
“Preservationist was one of the most gifted and generous horses I’ve ever trained,” said Jerkens. “I’ve said multiple times that the two best training horses I’ve ever had were Preservationist and Quality Road. I’m convinced he would’ve stamped himself as a top miler had he not so excelled at the longer distances.”
Preservationist will stand his first season at Airdrie for a stud fee of $10,000.


**** Bill Mott has ruled Tacitus out of this year's Breeders' Cup Classic.
“We're going to give him some time, let him grow,” Mott said of Tacitus, a Tapit son out of champion and five time Grade; 1 winner Close Hatches.
Mott added that Yoshida, most recently third in the Woodward, and Elate, are still under consideration for the Classic.
Mott's preference for Elate is the Classic distance of 1 1/4 miles, rather than the Distaff at 1 1/8 miles. The mare will be cross-entered in the Distaff and the Classic, but Mott is “leaning towards the Classic”.
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Friday's Stakes Races at Belmont...

Be back tomorrow with all of Saturday's Stakes races as well.....


Belmont Park
Race: 5 (2:58 PM EST Post)
Bed o’ Roses Stakes
Chalon had a very good year in 2018 (5-2-3-0), highlighted by coming within a head of pulling off a 15-1 upset in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. This $550,000 mare by Dialed In came back running in 2019, coming from behind to win a Laurel Stakes race in 1:09.2. Her work pattern suggests no “bounce” off that effort here, Castellano gets the leg up and she has an affinity for this oval….looks marginally best in a well matched field…………Separationofpowers is a gorgeous, two time Grade: 1 winner who probably needed her last, which her first start in 6 ½ months. This Chad Brown trainee stalked a fast pace but, like a horse in need of a race, she hung a bit in deep stretch and checked in third. If she improves off that race, and I suspect she will, it won’t be any surprise at all if she is standing in the winner’s circle ………….Although Pacific Gale is 0 for 3 in 2019 and just 3 for 16 in her career, her past performances are clearly suggesting she is sitting on a big race here. Also, note she finished a head of Separationofpowers last time out and this is her favorite surface as well……………………..Honorable Mentions: After being six wide on the turn for home, Dawn the Destroyer finished right behind Pacific Gale last time out and chased the streaking Come Dancing two back....could be a menace here……………Mybigitalianfriend had a three race win streak snapped in her last at Gulfstream Park. Although this stretch runner by Union Rags will be taking a class hike in this spot, if she gets the right pace scenario she could be coming late at what will probably be some healthy odds.

Race: 7 (4:09 PM EST Post)
Tremont Stakes
When Maven wired maidens in his racing debut, it was the first officially sired winner in North America for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. This chestnut colt scored an 84 speed figure that day, which is far and away the highest of anyone in this race. All four of his works have been excellent since, but what’s up with all four also being on the grass?......................Rookie Salsa won his debut at Laurel but was much more impressive his next and last time out. This dark bay colt had to alter course in mid stretch in a Stakes race at Churchill Downs yet was still able to “drive past” the leaders in deep stretch. Stretch out in distance here should only help his chances…………………I’m going to think outside the box a little and take Theitalianamerican to (at least) get on the board in this spot. Albeit it was against NYSBs, this ridgling made up nearly 12 lengths in the final furlong of his debut. By my calculations, he ran that very same distance in a supersonic :11 seconds flat. In other words, he was flat motoring late. A repeat performance here would make him a huge threat………………………Honorable Mentions: I liked the way Memorable shrugged off an early challenge and “splashed” home a winner in his sloppy tracked, Churchill debut while stopping the clock in a solid :58.2………Although registering a soft 45 speed figure, Dixie Mo was visually impressive drawing off late to manhandle a group of maidens in his Indiana debut. The waters get deeper this time around but he has trained well of late for Wesley Ward.

Race: 8 (4:42 PM EST Post)
True North Stakes
After four straight, lopsided wins, including a pair of towering 107 speed figures, Catalina Cruiser showed brief speed in the Breeders’ Cup (Dirt) Mile and inexplicably packed it in leaving the half mile pole, finishing sixth beaten by 16+ lengths. The enormous chestnut then went to the sidelines for a little over seven months and returns in this spot with several, stamina building works………………………Strike Power in another strapping chestnut, who came off a 238 day break to absolutely run a hole in the wind and decimate mid level optionals at Gulfstream Park on April 25. A repeat of that effort puts this speedster among the vanguard in this one…………I didn’t like the way Whitmore flattened out in deep stretch in the Churchill Downs Handicap in his last but the fact still remains, he’s a contender in just any sprint race in the country. This now six year old gelding hands out “trips” speed figures like it he was handing out candy at Halloween and, with a plethora of speed in here, it could setup his late run very well……………………Honorable Mentions: Recruiting Ready can step and always gives a good account of himself as his 14 of 20 career on the board finishes would indicate………..Throw a blanket over the rest and pick one as a long shot possibility as any one of them can “jump up” and run big here.

Race: 9 (5:15 PM EST Post)
New York Stakes
Once again, Chad Brown comes with a solid 1-2 punch in Homerique, who overcame a molasses like early pace to win her U.S. debut last time out while using another one of my favorite angles; first time Lasix. She’ll be stretching out here and, although her breeding (by Exchange Rate out of Congaree mare) CLEARLY suggests a mile would be her best distance, she has won/run well at marathon distances before. She, along with stablemate Separationofideas, who chased home the top pick and probably needed the race as it was her first start in 4 ½ months, look tough to beat on paper. Consistent (8-3-2-2 in her career), already a Grade: 1 winner and this being her second start off the layoff, all point to a good effort upcoming………………….I’ll take Semper Sententiae for the show dough. Gray filly by The Factor has been on the board on 7 of 8 career tries including her last three straight in Graded Stakes races…………….Honorable Mentions: Lady Montdore won her first two U.S. starts last summer but has hit a wall since. On her best day, she’s a contender…………………..Holy Helena snapped a 10 month, 0 for 7 dry spell when taking down a Grade: 3 at Gulfstream Park last time out. This 5 year old daughter of the wickedly fast Ghostzapper is super versatile as she can win on any surface and in any pace scenario, so don’t be so quick to throw her out in this spot.

Race: 10 (5:48 PM EST Post)
Belmont Gold Cup Invitational
This race is a handicapping nightmare as they will be running at a distance that is seldom run in this country and you will have three horses, who are not only making their U.S. debuts (so you don’t know what to expect) but all three will also have the first time Lasix angle. Before going any further, let me add you should probably “watch the board” carefully in the last few minutes before post time as it might also offer some clues as to how to approach this race…………All that said, I’ll go with Amade, who although has done most of his winning on the synthetics, has not run in a race of less than two miles in (really) his last six races, winning five and finishing second in the other. My best guess in this shot in the dark contest………………………Arklow looks to have the best chance of the locals in this spot. This five year old by Arch came with a brazen, six wide rally at the quarter pole while making up seven lengths down the lane of the Grade:1 Man o’ War last time and just missed (a fast closing neck) upsetting the field at 6-1. A repeat of that effort here and he’s a major player in this race…………………….Raa Atoll is 3 for 6 on the grass overseas and note the very good, close up fourth in the prestigious King Edward Stakes at Royal Ascot last summer as it signals he has talent………………….Honorable Mentions: I have no idea what to make of Mootasadir, who is 6 for 6 on the synthetics but 0 for 3 on the turf. I do think the first time Lasix and first time on what appears will be a firm turf course might help his cause………………Canessar always gives a good representation of himself. This gray gelding is consistent (three straight 93 speed figures after back to back “trips”), been on the board in 11 of 18 career starts and he’s been within 5 lengths of the winner in all eight U.S. starts.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team

[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])

2019- Record: 29-94 = 31%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** With Dignity, a half sister to McCraken, broke her maiden impressively last week.
Going off at 3-5 odds and having a troubled trip most of the way around, once jockey Julien Leparoux worked her out into the clear in midstretch, the filly exploded, gobbling up ground down the center of the track under nothing more than a hand ride to post the 3 ¼ length win.
With the win on With Dignity, Leparoux becomes the seventh jockey to ride 900 winners at Churchill Downs.
“It was great to win number 900 for [trainer] Ian Wilkes,” Leparoux said. “He’s supported me a lot in my career and this filly is very nice. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun with her in Stakes company down the road.”
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Preview of the Raven Run; Empire Class and more

Saturday October 19, 2019
Belmont Park
Race: 5 (2:32 PM EST Post)
Empire Classic
Pat On the Back has pretty much owned NYSBs for most of his career before coming from behind to beat opens in the Grade: 2 Kelso Mile last time out. This five year old son of Congrats ran that distance in a snappy 1:33.4 that day and “big sandy” is clearly his favorite surface as his 11-6-3-2 career mark over it would indicate ………..narrowest of margins over the speedy Mr. Buff, who also destroyed NYSBs two and three starts back. This five year old gelding by Friend of Foe, who stands for $1,000, set the pace but understandably folded in deep stretch when he was in over his head in the Grade: 1 Woodward in his last. He now takes a serious drop in class and cuts back in distance in this spot. Bottom line here is, in taking Pat On the Back, this guy scares the daylight out of me………………Dynamax Prime is having a very good 2019 as his 10-4-3-1 record states. Good looking gelding by Bluegrass Cat chased Mr. Buff around the NYRA circuit over the summer and wasn’t embarrassed by any stretch of the imagination…looks best of the rest.
Race: 10 (5:20 PM EST Post)
Empire Distaff
Other than a failed turf experiment, no one has ever been close to Newly Minted through her first four (dirt) starts. This bay filly, by Central Banker from the Linda Rice barn, has won from six furlongs to nine furlongs and possesses excellent tactical speed as she can win from on or off the pace. She was super impressive winning her last by a colossal margin and fired a bullet work recently, signaling she is holding form…..solid choice……………….Ratajkowski is three for five in her career and was brilliant wiring State Bred optionals by 10 in her last while gets 8 ½ furlong in a very good 1:41.4. This daughter of Drosselmeyer takes a big steps up in class here but her speed figures say she might handle it…………………Midnight Disguise is another from the Rice barn who appears to be cycling back into her Stakes winning form from last year. I won’t be that surprised if she “ambushes” this field.
Keeneland Race Course
Race: 9 (5:30 PM EST Post)
Raven Run Stakes
Indian Pride ran off the charts while wiring maidens at Saratoga in her debut. Filly by Proud Citizen won by nine and wasn’t going “all out” signaling there is plenty more left in the gas tank. Albeit, she is taking a monster step up in class the fact remains, there is no telling exactly how good she is at this point. I’ve been watching trainer Chad Brown for a long time now and he simply doesn’t put horses in races where they don’t belong…………………Speaking of Brown, he comes into this race with a nice 1-2 punch as Indian Pride’s stable mate Royal Charlotte, who is 5 for 6 in her career and has won on this oval before, looks next best. This gray, multiple Stakes winner by Cairo Prince merits respect in this spot……………….If you draw a line through Restless Rider’s complete dud race in the Kentucky Oaks, you’ll find a well bred filly who has been either first or second in all seven previous starts, including winning the Grade:1 Alcibiades last year. Her last five works have been strong and she has won or run well off of layoffs before…..looms a threat…………..Honorable Mentions: Horologist rattled off four straight wins before outrunning her 22-1 odds in the Grade: 1 Cotillion last time out (finished third). Nice looking filly by Gemologist finished less than four lengths behind pro-tem three year old filly division leader Guarana in the process…..could conceivably better this rating. Bell’s the One chased the freakishly fast Covfefe last time out and although she was no match against that beast, she ran very well that day……………….First Star is unbeaten in two starts. Daughter of the hulking First Dude takes a big step up in class but her speed figures also say she is not completely out of this one………………Irish Mischief and Needs Supervision both are consistent as the day is long, both come into this possibly sitting on big races and both merit long-shot possibilities in this spot. Paddock and pre-race warm ups will be key as to if/how I use them.

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Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
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2019- Record: 72-206 = 35%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%
Little Bets N’ Pieces
***\* 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and Champion Three Year Old Male that same year, Animal Kingdom will be relocated from Darley’s Kentucky base to the stallion ranks at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association.
From three crops to race in each hemisphere, Animal Kingdom is the sire of 12 black-type winners and five at the group/graded level.

**** Dennis’ Moment ripped five furlongs in a bullet :58.4 last weekend in preparation for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
“It gave me goose bumps watching him work today,” said trainer Dale Romans). “He just went so easy… When [rider] Tammy [Fox] started off, I thought she was going too slow. I was starting to get a little aggravated, and Big John (Nichols, clocker) started clicking off the times. It just looked like he was galloping.”

**** Owner Rick Porter said multiple Grade:1 winner Omaha Beach will run in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile and said “for sure” that it won’t be his last race.
Porter said Omaha Beach will conclude his 3-year-old season in the Malibu Stakes (Dec 26) and then will be pointed for the Pegasus Word Cup Invitational Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park.
“As long as he is doing well, we’re going to go in the Malibu,” Porter said. “It’s for straight 3-year-olds and probably would be an easy spot for him. I had talked to [trainer] Dick [Mandella] and asked him about running in the [GI] Cigar Mile and he said there was no point shipping all the way to New York, coming back to California and then going to Florida when he could stay home and run in the Malibu.”

**** Two time Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable, who just missed winning an unprecedented third Arc last week, will remain in training in 2020, Juddmonte Farm announced.
“Prince Khalid has decided to keep Enable in training for 2020,” racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe said. “She has come out of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in good form and will not race again this year. Her racing program will be determined entirely on her well being, so no racing plans will be announced at this stage. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe remains an important target.”
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Preview of the Travers and more

On a time crunch this week, so forgive the briefness of this:
Saratoga Race Course Race: 5 (1:48 PM EST Post) Forego Stakes
Mitole should bounce back after a ho-hum performance last time out as I think he bounced off a huge effort in the Met Mile in his prior race. Everything I heard was he was flat exhausted for several days after the Met Mile. With the Breeders Cup right around the corner, I doubt Asmussen runs him here if he thought he was still feeling the effects of that race………………………Promised Fulfilled has serious early speed, draws the rail and seems to have rounded back into top form. This son of Shackleford loves this surface as well….figures bang up…………………Air Strike ships in from California, closes and could be coming late with the promise of a fast early pace.
Race: 6 (2:23 PM EST Post) Ballerina Stakes
Come Dancing missed the break and then was “rushed up” to the lead all while chasing the supremely talented Midnight Bisou last time out. I though she did very well to hold second in that race….narrow margin in a very well matched field………………………..Minit to Stardom is razor sharp right now and was impressive wiring the field in the Honorable Miss in 1:08.4 last time out. Of course, being 10-6-3-0 doesn’t hurt her chances either….catch her to get the money…………………….Separationofpowers is a gorgeous filly who, when she is right, has the ability to wipe the floor with this field……………………Honorable Mentions: Mia Mischief see Separationofpowers as she too has the talent to runaway from this field. That said, she is 0 for 3 on this oval and was beaten fair and square by Minit to Stardom last time out. …………You long-shot filly in this race is clearly Special Relativity who appears to be in top form right now and, more importantly, is 4 for 4 on this racetrack. I always respect the “Horse for the Course” angle.
Race: 7 (2:59 PM EST Post) H. Allen Jerkens Stakes
There is no telling how good Shancelot is just yet. Colt by Shanghai Bobby is unbeaten in three starts and his last two races were flat out awesome. He blew away mid level optionals two back and came back to annihilate the field in the Amsterdam last time out, winning by a colossal margin. Lastly, for veteran trainer Jorge Navarro to come out and say this is “by far the best horse I ever trained” speaks volumes to me………………….Throw out Call Paul’s turf experiment in his last. If you do, you’ll see he is a mulpitle graded Stakes winner, 1 for 1 on this surface and 9-5-1-3 overall in his career. Handsome colt looks next best…………………….Mind Control has had back to back nightmare trips in his last two (steadied, checked, poor break etc.). Colt by Stay Thirsty should be a major player with a good trip here.
Race: 9 (4:12 PM EST Post) Personal Ensign Stakes
Midnight Bisou has finally become the filly I/we knew all along that she was. By the hulking Midnight Lute, she has now rattled off five straight wins including back to back Grade: 1s and a very nice “prep” race while taking the Molly Pitcher at 1/20 odds. Yes, I know she is not only 0 for 3 at this distance but also 0 for 2 on this racetrack, but I’m throwing those facts out as she is having a sensational yeacareer……..slight edge over the Elate, who is finally and clearly back in top form after back to back impressive wins in her last two. This mare is one of the best horses in the country (male or female) at 10 furlongs. Although she runs well at nine furlongs, 10 is her best game and the distance here might make a difference…………..She’s’ a Julie always fires her best shot and finished less that two lengths behind Elate two starts back……………….Honorable Mentions: Wow Cat has run arguably one bad race in her career and has chased the likes of Abel Tasman and Monomoy Girl and held her own. 0 for 3 at ‘Toga is a bit of a concern however…………………….Coach Rocks has run very well in her last two including giving Midnight Bisou a tussle late in the Molly Pitcher.
Race: 11 (5:46 PM EST Post) Travers Stakes
Tacitus might be the unluckiest horse in training today. This gorgeous gray horse has run winning races in his last two but has nothing to show for it. Colt by Tapit was “parking lot” wide in the Belmont Stakes yet was only beaten by one length and then basically fell on his face when the gates opened in the Jim Dandy but was able to gather himself and finish strongly to just miss winning. Interesting that trainer Bill Mott adds blinkers here and I love his work (5F- 1:00.3) last week…………Narrowest of margins over Code of Honor who is clearly improving as the year goes on. After being a major player in the Kentucky Derby debacle at the quarter pole, (finished third but was moved up to second) this colt could not have looked any better in winning the Dwyer in his last. No surprise if he’s standing in the winner’s circle at about 5:53 PM EST…………………..I hate to put the game, “little” Mucho Gusto this far down, I really do. This $625,000 son of “M3” is 8-5-2-1 in his career and actually had legitimate excuses in all three defeats. He’s been running a hole in the wind in the mornings, topped off by a super impressive work (5F- :59.1) this past Monday. 6-1 on the morning line makes him even more tempting………………..Honorable Mentions: Tax will gets votes for “Claim of the Year” as he was taken for $50,000 by Danny Gargan in his second career start. Colt by Arch has earned over $700,000 since including “digging in” late to win the aforementioned Jim Dandy last time out. That said, with his running style, post position #12 is dreadful……………….Owendale is another who seems to be getting better as the year goes on. Other that Mucho Gusto, there isn’t s horse in this field who has trained better in the last couple of weeks than this good looking son of Into Mischief…………………..Few other notes about this race: The stretch running Laughing Fox should not be 30-1 on the morning line. He’s shown that his talent level isn’t THAT much below the top contenders in this race. This son of Union Rags would be your long-shot horse in this race……………Although it took Highest Honors over :13 seconds to negotiate the final furlong in the Curlin Stakes last time out, it should be noted he was very wide over a sloppy surface. Steps way up but could surprise a few people here……………Looking at Bikinis is not as bad as his recent flop in the aforementioned Curlin Stakes would indicate…..just sayin’
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Little Bets N’ Pieces **** Grade 1 winner Concrete Rose will miss the rest of the season due to a hairline fracture in her right foreleg. Trainer Rusty Arnold said last Saturday.
The fracture is expected to heal "100%." Concrete Rose, who is 4 for 4 this year, including the first two legs of the New York Racing Association's inaugural Turf Tiara, was under consideration for the Sept. 7 Jockey Club Oaks but will now be out of action for 90 days.
Arnold said Concrete Rose came out of the Saratoga Oaks well and went back to the track after a few days off, but he didn't think the filly “looked perfect” on the track.
"We took a bunch of X-rays—didn't find anything. Walked her a couple days, jogged her a couple days, took her back to the racetrack, and I didn't think she was good," Arnold said. "We took some more X-rays that were inconclusive—didn't find anything. Took her back one more time, and then the day before yesterday we took some more. "We sent them off to a couple people in Lexington. They both agree she's got a tiny start of a hairline fracture in her right front. It needs no screws, it needs no surgery. Probably in 60 days they'll re-radiograph her, and supposedly she'll be back in training in 90."
**** Fort McHenry, a gray/roan son of Tapit purchased for $1.1 million at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, finished last in a field of five Aug. 17 in his career debut at Saratoga. Meanwhile homebred Acre, a half brother to Lea, impressed when he drew off to a 3 1/2-length win in his second start…strange game this Horse Racing
**** Omaha Beach had another setback but this time due to illness.
Plans for Omaha Beach to run in next Sunday's Shared Belief Stakes were cancelled as were stable-mate’s United, who was scratched from Saturday's Del Mar Handicap.
“The good news is that his bloodwork looks good, which means that it's a virus and not infectious,” trainer Richard Mandella said of Omaha Beach. “He and United are in the same boat.
“They'll both be back in a week, give or take a few days. No big deal, he'll get over it.” Mandella added
The new target race for Omaha Beach is the Awesome Again and for United the John Henry Stakes on September 28 at Santa Anita.
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All of Saturday's Stakes races at Belmont Park

Saturday June 8, 2019
Belmont Park
Race: 3 (12:47PM EST Post)
Easy Goer
After rattling off 6 straight mostly lopsided wins, Alwaysmining came crashing back down to earth in the Preakness. He appears the best horse in this race but the question is, being 7 for 8 at Laurel and 0 for 5 everywhere else, can he win outside of Laurel?............The speedy Majid is razor sharp right now. Although beating up lesser foes, he has won three straight “on the engine” and looks to be the dominant speed once again in this spot………….Outshine showed zilch in the Wood Memorial last time out after coming within 1 ½ lengths of beating probable Belmont Stakes favorite Tacitus two starts back. The last time I called a Todd Pletcher horse (Vino Rosso) overrated, he promptly went out and won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita, so why not tempt fate again? At 9/5 on the morning line, I think he is being overrated.

Race: 4 (1:22PM EST Post)
Just a Game Stakes
Pound for pound, Rushing Fall is one of the best horses in training today; no how, no way I play against her………………Got Stormy launched an eye catching move to take over the Churchill Downs Turf Distaff at the quarter pole in her last but was run down late by Beau Recall. Also note she finished right behind Rushing Fall in a Grade: 1 two back…logical contender with a better timed ride by “T-Gaf”…………………Beau Recall is in peak form right now while coming from behind to win 3 of her last 4. The closing half mile in her last race (:24.1 and 24.2) of :48.3 was very good and she should be coming late once again here……...Honorable Mentions: Daddy is a Legend always fires her best shot. Although she is just 1 for her last 8, she has hit the board in 8 of 12 in her career…………..Environs is a French invader who was 3 for 6 in her career before breaking slowly in her last. Even with the bad break, she finished within shouting distance of a couple of horses who run back in this race…..long-shot possibility?

Race: 5 (2:01 PM EST Post)
Ogden Phipps Stakes
One of two (Met Mile) sensational races on the card………..I have to stick with Midnight Bisou here. As expected, she seems to be getting better with age. Yes I know, she was in a complete, full out, life or death drive to hold off an oncoming Escape Clause in the Apple Blossom in her last but it must be noted Escape Clause ran the race of her life that day and is no slouch as her 20 for 31 in her career would indicate. The 55 days off since that race and a big work May 28 (5F- :59.4) both are pluses………………Come Dancing is clearly a super talented mare who has taken her game to the next level thus far in 2019. After annihilating her foes in the Distaff at Aqueduct and the Ruffian at Belmont in her last two, she gets a serious tactical advantage as this speedster draws the rail here. This into Mischief mare should come out running at a distance that is well within her scope……………………For the reasons I stated above, the aforementioned Escape Clause looks best of the rest.

Race: 6 (2:41 PM EST Post)
Jaipur Invitational
I feel the same way about World of Trouble as I do about Rushing Fall. He is quietly one of the “fastest” horses currently in training. Unbeaten this year, 8 for 12 in his career and super versatile as he can win from on or off the pace and on dirt or grass. No how, no way I play against him as he looks to be one of, if not the, best bets of the day……………………….Albeit age might be starting to take its toll on the veteran, almost white Disco Partner, he still must be respected until we know that for sure. The seven year old gelding in 0 for 3 this year and did not look good last time out. That said, 9 of his 11 career wins have come on the Belmont “weeds” and a return to what is obviously his most favorite surface and distance (10-6-3-0 at 6F), could wake him up…………………Play “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” with the rest of them as several have a good chance to grab the “show dough”. They include Belvoir Bay, who is in career form right now, Dirty, who took advantage of a ridiculously fast early fractions to beat lesser at Laurel last time out and do not, do not, do not go to sleep on 30-1 shot Diamond Oops, who ran very well in his turf debut while finishing third in a quickly run race. If that’s not enough for you, note the huge rider upgrade/change. I implore you to “watch the board” carefully on this horse.

Race: 7 (3:22 PM EST Post)
Acorn Stakes
Serengeti Empress is the 2019 upset (13-1) winner of the Kentucky Oaks who has speed and draws the rail, which is often a lethal combination. Filly by Alternation has a habit of running “off the screen” but also shows a handful of races where she‘s been beaten by a country mile. She looks best in here but I wouldn’t say she is a mortal lock…………………………I say she doesn’t look like a mortal lock because Guarana could not have looked any better in her debut. Good looking filly, by the wickedly fast Ghostzapper, blew the gate to smithereens in her sloppy tracked debut, opened up eight on the field on the turn and cruised home by a colossal (almost 15 lengths) margin all while scoring a 93 speed figure. Moreover, she came home the last furlong in a solid :06.2 while she was basically in a hammerlock by rider Jose Ortiz, so she could be any kind. Before you run out and bet the mortgage on her, remember she’ll have to go a quarter of a mile further here, is jumping from maidens to a Grade:1 and will most likely get a fast track, three vastly different challenges for her. By the way, does this filly’s situation sound familiar? Another remember Hidden Scroll’s debut? …and we know how he turned out…………………………….Cookie Dough has good speed and shortens up to her optimal distance. Logical contender cutting back to a mile (where she ran the best speed figure of her career), she has hit the board in 7 of 8 tries and “JCC” sees fit to take the mount……………….Honorable Mentions: Ce Ce is intriguing. She came from behind to win her debut, and then ran far and away the highest speed figure (97) of anyone in this field while just missing vs. optionals at Santa Anita. But like Guarana, she takes an enormous step up in class, stretches out and had to ship across the country for this…………….I’m not quite understanding the odds on Queen of Beas (12-1) and Bell’s the One (20-1), who finished within 1 ½ lengths of each other last time out. Both have had excellent starts to their careers and, with both being late runners, they should appreciate the stretch out in distance. Either or both could be a long shot menaces.

Race: 8 (4:04PM EST Post)
Woody Stephens Stakes
Mind Control is having one heck of year while winning two of three (Stakes) races and beating the vaunted Instagrand. He is 2 for 2 at this distance and trainer Greg Sacco has been “beaming” all week long………………………Nitrous presents excellent value at 10-1 as he has come back much improved from last year. This son of Tapit looked sensational while coming “over the top” to win the Bachelor at Oaklawn in his last. Note the speed figures through his last five races (61, 69, 78, 82 and 92) as well………………Complexity makes his long awaited return to the races here. Good looking colt from the Chad Brown barn won the prestigious Champagne Stakes last fall in just his second career start. If that doesn’t signal talent, I’m not sure what does. Anyway, although he’s been training lights out at the notoriously deep Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga, I’m inclined to think he’ll “need one” before running his best. ………….Honorable Mentions: Honest Mischief finished second in his debut before blowing the doors of a maiden field at Keeneland last time out. Handsome son of Into Mischief was visually impressive winning by “ocho” and scoring a titanic 97 speed figure. Take a huge step up in class but he draws the rail and we know he has speed………………If Wendell Frog duplicates his Gold Feveprep race win last time out in this spot, he could be a force………………After all the route races trying to get Hog Street Hustle to the Kentucky Derby, his connections now cut him back to what very well could be his best game (sprinting) as he is 3-2-1-0 in sprints……………Watch the board on Lexitonian also, who is showing me signs of sitting on a big (long shot) race in his third start off a layoff.

Race: 9 (4:46 PM EST Post)
Met Mile
I would have to go back a long way to remember a race this competitive. Sorry Belmont Stakes fans but this race is far and away the best on the entire card:
This race is so deep I’m not sure I’d bet it with your money. However, if I did I’d have to take McKinzie for three reasons. One, he ran the best race of his life last time out and he could use that race to “springboard” to even bigger things. Two, trainer Bob Baffert said he is “doing really, really well” right now…gotta listen to Bob now and again. Three, this distance is “right” in his wheelhouse………………..Mitole has been nothing short of phenomenal for a little over a year now. He took down his first of what I’m sure will be many Grade:1s last time out. Colt by Eskendraya can absolutely run like a deer and can beat you from on or off the pace, making his doubly tough. I have zero concerns about him stretching to mile here as the way he finishes his races scream “I can handle more ground”…………………….If you look up “Horse for the Course” in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Firenze Fire. I mean, does he love this oval or what? He is 3 for 3 in his career over it and his last two efforts were “off the charts” good. They include winning the Dwyer by 9, while getting a mile in 1:33.3 and scoring a 107 BSF and winning the Run Happy by almost 5, getting 6F in 1:08 flat and scoring a 106 BSF. Stats like that makes me dizzy……………Honorable Mentions: You know this is ridiculously tough horse race when I have to put Coal Front, who has good speed if necessary, the rail and has won 7 of 9 starts, including the Godolphin Mile last time out on the other side of the world, and Thunder Snow, who is the only horse in history to win back to back $10 million Dubai World Cups and has run huge in his one and only try on this surface, this far down……………………Prince Lucky probably didn’t care for the mud last timeout as his prior two races were first rate, “trips” speed figure, wins………………Promises Fulfilled is the “speed of the speed” and will be in front as far as he goes. I just think a mile is a little past his best game (sprinting).

Race: 10 (5:36PM EST Post)
Manhattan Stakes
Halfway through the season, Bricks and Mortar is clearly your Older Male Turf Division leader based off of his 3 for 3 record that include a pair of Grade:1 wins. Although this is a very deep field, I expect that trend to continue…………………Olympico overcame quite a bit in winning his U.S debut on May 4 including shipping over from France, having not run in almost 6 months, a bad start, a slow pace and a soft turf course. Yet through all that, this gray gelding was pulling away impressively down the lane that day…………………Robert Bruce, a winner of 8 of 12 in his career including the Arlington Million, probably needed his 2019 debut. The good looking now 5 year old surged to the lead at the top of the stretch in the Fort Marcy but understandably tired down the lane. He should be tighter for this…………………….Honorable Mentions: Qurbaan has been on the board in 14 of 19 turf races and was “right” behind Bricks and Mortar last time out……………………..I hate to put Raging Bull this far down, especially at 10-1 on the morning line. This handsome colt possesses a good late run, is already a Grade: 1 winner, is 5 for 9 in his career and you get the third start off the layoff angle. Bottom line here is he will be in my exotics plays for sure…………………Channel Maker looked good in pulling off the 7-1 upset in the Grade; 1 Man o’ War in his last, but he does have some consistency issues.

Race: 11 (6:37 PM EST Post)
Belmont Stakes

Analysis by Post-Position order, selections below

PP#1- Joevia- has run admirably in Stakes races up and down the East Coast but was drilled in his one and only start in a Graded Stakes race. He’s a nice colt and he has worked well of late, but he looks overmatched.

PP#2- Everfast- after the three straight abysmal performances, this son of Take Charge Indy came with an enormous late run to grab second in the Preakness at almost 30-1 three weeks ago. Does he build off of that effort or go back to his 1 for 11 struggling career? I say he goes back to struggling.

PP#3- Master Fencer- gave his home country of Japan quite a thrill when rallying from dead last to only be beaten by 4 lengths in the Kentucky Derby while way outrunning his almost 60-1 odds that day. So, where does this “masked,” dark horse go from here? He’s worked ok since the Derby and it doesn’t appear the 12 furlongs will be a problem for him. I say he might run big again but he won’t be 60-1 this time.

PP#4- Tax- after running very well in the Remsen, Withers and Wood Memorial, this colt showed nothing in the Derby either. Then again, lots of horses over the years have disappointed in the Derby but have come back to run well. That might be the case here for this gelding but, from what I’m gathering, he has not had a good last few days leading up to this race. If you play him, proceed with caution.

PP#5- Bourbon War- after a huge late run to finish second in the Fountain of Youth, this colt disappointed in the Florida Derby and Preakness. The addition of blinkers did nothing for him and he goes back to running without them in this spot. This very well bred colt (by Tapit out of Grade: 1 winner My Conquestadory) looks to have cycled out of form to me. If you are looking to play him, I suppose Mike Smith taking the leg up could be a good reason.

PP#6- Spinoff- is still another well bred colt (by Hard Spun out of Grade;1 winner Zaftig) who ran very well in his first four starts but did “nada” in the Derby. He probably needs to run the race of his life to be a contender here and he doesn’t look ready to do that just yet.

PP#7- Sir Winston- was charging hard, late in a sizzling fast Peter Pan Stakes, the perennial prep race for Belmont, last time out. By my calculation, this son of Awesome Again ran the last five furlongs of the Peter Pan in a turbo charged :58.4, which of course is super impressive. The problem I’m seeing is he hasn’t run a race in his entire nine race career that even comes close to that, so exactly where did that race come from? Whenever I have to ask myself that, it gets me thinking “bounce”.

PP#8- Intrepid Heart- is a $750,000 son of super sire Tapit who looked good winning his first two career races. But this gray colt missed the break in the Peter Pan and was clearly tiring in deep stretch in his next and last start. Can he win the Belmont Stakes in just his fourth career start? Unlikely… and also, what’s up with when a reporter ask trainer Todd Pletcher why he was entering this horse, Pletcher said: “Well, he’s bred for the distance” …that’s not exactly a ringing endorsement to me.

PP#9- War of Will- after the whole Kentucky Derby debacle, this colt came back strong, with a perfect trip, to win the Preakness impressively. He’ll be the only horse in his crop to run in all three Triple Crown races, and with a win on Saturday he’ll take over as the pro-tem three year old male division leader. I’ve watched him train, he appears to be doing very well and most likely sitting on yet another big race. Obviously a major player here.

PP#10- Tacitus- is there another horse, including War of Will, doing any better than this gorgeous gray colt is doing right now? Hardly….The last three efforts from this brilliantly bred colt (by Tapit out of 5 time Grade: 1 winner Close Hatches) include wins in the Tampa Bay Derby, The Wood Memorial (where yours truly was front and center) and then rallied from 16th position to fourth (but put up to third) beaten less than four lengths in the Kentucky Derby while clearly not liking the mud being kicked in his face. His last two works (May 26- 5F- 1:00 flat and June 2- 5F- 1:00.2) were far, far better than they look on paper. As I watched him this train this week, everything I saw signaled to me, his competition better have their “running shoes” on if they are going to beat him.

Selections:
1) Tacitus
2) War of Will
3) Master Fencer
Honorable Mentions:
Tax

Race: 13 (8PM EST Post)
Brooklyn Invitational

You’re to Blame turned the corner in his career last summer as he’s rattled off 5 straight huge efforts, including absolutely flying low down the stretch of the Grade:3 Pimlico Special last time out. Super consistent BSFs and he likes this track………………Rocketry ended last year win back to back Stakes wins and “trips” speed figures. With this being his third start off the layoff and the results of his last two races, this 5 year old by the gorgeous Hard Spun looks set up perfectly for a big race………………………..If you draw a line through Campaign’s race in the Santa Anita Handicap (overmatched), you’ll see that race is sandwiched by two very nice wins including one at this very (marathon) distance……………………Honorable Mentions: Coming into this off of back to back wins, it appears Marconi, a $2 million son of Tapit, is beginning to figure it all out. Not crazy about him drawing the rail but at 12 furlongs it should give his very capable rider a chance to figure things out…………………….Although Sonneteer is just 3 for 25 in his career, you can’t help but to notice his Herculean win when stretch out to 12 furlongs for the first time in his last. That was certainly a signal he loves the distance, now, is he fast enough?………….War Story can pop a big race now and again but he hasn’t won a horse race of any kind in just about 15 months now.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team

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2019- Record: 28-91 = 31%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%
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Previews of the United Nations; Ohio Derby and more

Thistledown
Race: 9 (5:10 PM EST Post)
Ohio Derby
Global Campaign was super impressive while winning the Peter Pan at Belmont last time out, his third win in four career tries. This half brother to the mega talented Bolt d’Oro stalked fast fractions (:46 & 1:10) before taking command of that race and finishing nine furlongs in a smoking 1:46.3. The son of Curlin got the last furlong in a strong :12.1 that day and had a legitimate excuse (“grabbed a quarter”) in his one and only loss…………..Narrow margin over fast closing, third place Preakness finisher Owendale. This very handsome son of Into Mischief was a ridiculous seven wide on the turn in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown yet was only beaten by 1 ½ lengths to War of Will. Tack on the visually impressive, monster move on the far turn in winning the Lexington Stakes two back and the bullet work last week (5F- :59.2) and you should have a colt who merits a ton of respect in this spot…………………..It’s pretty clear that the stretch running Long Range Toddy didn’t care for the slop in the Arkansas Derby and the Kentucky Derby (both Grade:1’s) his last two times out. If you draw lines through both of those races, you’ll see that this colt by Take Charge Indy is as consistent as the day is long as his 7-4-1-1 record would indicate. This Steve Asmussen trainee should like this distance, drops in class and should get a fast track, where he does his best running, come Saturday............................Honorable Mentions: Bethlehem Road is 3 for 3 at Parx, including a minor Stakes win, and is proven at a distance of ground. That said, he’ll be taking an enormous class hike and the :32.4 seconds is took him to run the approximately last 2 ½ furlongs in his last won’t cut it in this spot…………………….Math Wizard is versatile but has speed and draws the rail, so I expect him to come out running here. Although he disappointed as the favorite in a weaker field than this last time out, note the “sneaky” good fourth at 64-1 in the Wood Memorial two starts back and his work patterns/times since May couldn’t be much better…………………….Dare Day has the distinction of being the only horse in this field with a race over the track. This obscurely bred gelding annihilated Ohio state bred maidens and Ohio state bred first level allowances foes in his first two starts as well. His speed figures say he’s not completely out of it but the 15-1 morning line odds are probably about right.

Monmouth Park
Race: 7 (3:33 PM EST Post)
Eatontown Stakes

Although this race drew just six it is a very well matched field as I’m seeing four or five with a good chance to win it. That said, I’ll gingerly take Valedictorian, who although disappointed last time out, rarely throws in a “clunker” as her 20 of 27 on the board finishes, including 11 wins, would indicate. Note, she is 3 for 4 on the Monmouth turf course and also note the supersonic (:22.3) final quarter mile she ran two races back………………………… Inflexibility is a $340,000 daughter of the late Scat Daddy who probably needed her race at Pimlico on May 18 as she was coming off an over 200 day layoff. This five year old mare was 1 for 6 last year but you should take notice of the company she was keeping as they included Champion Sistercharlie, Santa Monica and A Raving Beauty. She will meet no such rivals here and she should be tighter in this race…………………..My Sistersledge made up 13 lengths in the last 6 ½ furlongs in a minor Stakes race on this very turf course last time out. Although it was against lesser caliber foes, note that race was her first start in 216 days. Five year old mare was 4 for 8 last year, so she likes winning and she also should be tighter for this……………Honorable Mentions: Maid to Remember shipped in from overseas and rallied from dead last after completely missing the break in her U.S. debut to just miss beating an allowance field……..quietly looms a threat in this spot………………The owners paid $5,000 for Dynatail and thus far she’s earned almost 100 times that amount including winning three of her last four. Big step up in class here however.

Race: 10 (5:00 PM EST Post)
Philip Iselin Stakes

Although every single one of them was at Charles Town, Runnin’toluvya has all “1’s” down his entire past performance page. This obscurely bred gelding has won an eye popping 10 in a row, from six to nine furlongs, and 13 of 17 in his career overall. This speedy gray doesn’t necessarily have to have the lead either as he can “sit the trip” as well. Hard to go against a horse who all he does is win and beat his main competition fair and square two races back, even if he is “venturing out” of his comfort zone……………………..Try as he may, Diamond King could not get past my top pick down the lane two starts back. This son of Quality Road always fires his best shot as his 10 of 13 on the board finishes, including five wins state. He goes first time blinkers here, so it’ll be interesting to see how he reacts to that……………………….. It’s a good thing I can use his number to bet him because I have no idea how to pronounce Monongahela correctly. Albeit, he is 0 for his last 11 races, he’s run very well in most of them with speed figures that either match or exceed the top two in here. Looks best of the rest and could actually better this rating……………………….Bal Harbour is another who always “shows up”. Note how this son of the sleek looking First Samurai missed the break in his last but was less than three lengths behind Diamond King at the finish. Outside shot here, especially with a clean break.

Race: 11 (5:28 PM EST Post)
United Nations
After winning three of his last four, Focus Group disappointed as the roughly 5/2 favorite in the Grade: 1 Man o’ War last time out. “I can't really explain why he ran so bad (in the Man o' War)," trainer Chad Brown said. "He's been training well. He was in between horses in the back of the pack and got frustrated during the race. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. couldn't get him to settle back there and he wore himself out. He's trained really well since then and I hope we can draw line through it and he can return to his previous form."….exactly Mr. Brown, I’m going to draw a line through that race and, although this is a very competitive spot, I’m coming right back with him here……………………Flip a coin for the place and show spot as Zulu Alpha and Bigger Picture, who are both multiple Graded Stakes winners, are both 2 for 4 this year and took turns beating each other the last two times they met……………………..Honorable Mentions: Channel Cat had legitimate excuses (first start in eight months and then chased Bricks and Mortar in a quickly run Grade: 1) in his first two start this year. Four year old son of English Channel should have no excuses for a good performance in this spot and gets the third start off the layoff angle……………………The globetrotting Monarchs Glen, a son of European super star Frankel, could quietly be sitting on a huge effort. Although he was off the board in his first two U.S. starts against lesser foes, note the final times in both of those races were strong and he was making up ground late in both. Bottom line here is this long shot possibility will be on a couple of my trifecta tickets.

Race: 12 (5:57 PM EST Post)
Lady’s Secret Stakes
Pink Sands is a $625,000 daughter of super sire Tapit who chased far, far better than these in her last two and wasn’t completely embarrassed by any stretch either time. “Shug” adds blinkers here (a move where he wins at 20% clip with)…logical choice………………….Sun Studio beat an allowance field two back and finished just a length behind Pink Sands in her last…………My Miss Lily has been struggling a bit in three starts this year but will also be taking a “plunge” in class in this spot……………..Honorable Mentions: Thanks to a DQ, Breaking Bread is 3 for 3 this year, including a Stakes win on this oval last time out. Steps up in class but could be a menace………………….Coffee Crush has shown improved early speed in her last three races and switches to “speed” rider Paco Lopez. Of course, the elephant in the room with her is how will she handle the surface (turf to dirt) switch?...........................Alberobello was impressive wiring mid level optionals in NY in her last, but what’s up with this being just her eighth career start half way through her four year old season?

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team
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2019- Record: 37-110 = 34%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces:
**** Two time Grade 1 winner Diversify has been retired from racing after reinjuring a suspensory ligament, trainer Jonathan Thomas said last Sunday. The 6 year old gelding will remain at Belmont Park while retirement plans are finalized.
"He worked yesterday. Cooled out well, came out of the work in good order, but I noticed a little bit of abnormal inflammation in his upper suspensory area," Thomas said. "It's a reoccurrence of an old injury. I'd say at this stage it's minor. (The) horse is sound. It's in the minor stages, but certainly not something you'd want to press on with, especially given what this horse has done."
"He's comfortable and sound and happy," Thomas added. "It's kind of one of those injuries where it's at the very beginning, or the very early stages, and probably the only one around the barn that doesn't know he has it is him."
Diversify retires with a 10-2-0 record from 16 starts and earnings of $1,989,425.
"Rest assured, Mr. Evans and his daughter and his wife (Judith), they've been just an incredible support group for this horse, the ownership," Thomas said, "so I can only imagine that the horse is going to definitely be provided with a very, very good home forever."

**** 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Country House will get at least two months off from training and will likely miss the rest of his 3 year old season, trainer Bill Mott said last Saturday night. The news came in an interview with Jerry Bailey on NBC Sports’ live telecast of the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.
“He just wasn’t as eager to get into his training as he had been,” Mott said “We just felt like he wasn’t moving as well as he should be. We had him checked out again, and I think the determination is that we probably need to give him more time. Right now, we’d have trouble making the Travers or the Breeders’ Cup, and I don’t believe we’d be able to get him back to the races in as good a shape right now as what we would have to have him to run at that very top level. To give him a fair chance and bring him back as a 4 year old, we’re going to give him a little extra time.”

**** 2019 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston has been ruled out of a summer campaign due to a minor left front ankle injury.
“He has a minor left front ankle injury and he’s going to do some rehab at the farm. He’s back in Ocala now, he’s going to be off for a little while,” said trainer Mark Casse. “I’m still hopeful we’ll be back in the fall, we’ll play it by ear. The Travers is not going to be an option.”
Casse mentioned the Pegasus World Cup Stakes in January as a possible long term goal.
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