California Chrome draws inside post for GII P.A. Derby – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

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(California Chrome) – winning the Kentucky Derby this past May at Churchill Downs

California Chrome, returns to his 3yo campaign after a brief pause to take on 7 other top 3yos in Saturday’s $1,000,000, GII Pennsylvania Derby, going 1 1/8 mile around the Parx Racing main track!

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California Chrome, at 1/1, drew post #1 as he looks to reestablish himself as the top 3yo in the land here on Saturday with a big win. With wins in the Derby, Preakness and a last out DH for 4th in the Belmont Stakes you’d already think 3yo HOY honors should be awaiting him. He looked sharp and fit in his past 3 workouts and this 1 1/8 mile is well within his resume sheet, too. He’ll probably stalk an early pace laying just to outside of the early leaders in the clear, then bust for home at the top of the lane. Stalker/Pouncer type!

GI Haskell and GII Woody Stevens Stakes winner in Bayern, at 7/2, found the 1 1/4 mile distance of the GI Travers Stakes last time out to not be his thing with a last place finish after handling the leader’s duties for the first 3/4 of a mile. 1 1/8 mile is probably his limit as he’ll look to steal this one with a hot early pace! Early speed here!

Tapiture – at 5/1, recent winner of the GII West Virginia Derby by a nose over Candy Boy. He has also won the GIII Southwest Stakes and GIII Matt Winn Stakes as well! Stalker/closer type here

Protonico - at 6/1, most recent winner of the GIII Smarty Jones Stakes here at Parx on Labor day that serves as the local prep race for the P.A. Derby each season winning with a big late surge! Not an early speed type but his in with some very fast company here and may be over his head here! Closer type!

Candy Boy - at 12/1,who just missed winning that same GII W/V Derby event might be best known as California Chrome’s 2nd in the early west coast derby trail tests this season! Closer type for the most part!

CJ’s Awesome, at 12/1, who is a 1x alw winner up at Saratoga last out in a wire to wire score travelling 1 1/8 mile in a nice 1:49.24 to a 7 plus lengths win! More possible early speed here!

Noble Moon, at 15/1. winner of the GII Jerome Stakes way back on 01/04, then 6th in the GI Wood Memorial Stakes and last out was 4th in the GI Kings Bishop Stakes up at Saratoga back on the Travers card! He has only 3 starts this year as this son of Malibu Moon does have fresh legs for this race and that is always a plus this time of year! He can go early or rate!

Classic Giacnroll, at 15/1, was 2nd in the same GIII Smarty Jones Stakes here at Parx on Labor day who was nipped at the line by Protonico. He was also 4th in that same GII West Virginia Derby 2 back now. Closer type here too!



Post Time for Race #12 – 5:40 pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
red button_1 California Chrome 3/C L  Victor Espinoza 124  Art Sherman 1/1
white button_2alt Candy Boy 3/C L  Joel Rosario 122  John W. Sadler 12/1
iblue button'_3al Protonico 3/C L  Javier Castellano 122  Todd A. Pletcher 6/1
_4 Bayern 3/C L  Martin Garcia 124  Bob Baffert 7/2
green button_5 Noble Moon 3/C L  Irad Ortiz, Jr. 122  Leah Gyarmati 15/1
black button_6 Classic Giacnroll 3/C L  Kendrick Carmouche 117  Lisa Guerrero 15/1
Orange button_7 Tapiture 3/C L  Rosie Napravnik 122  Steven M. Asmussen 5/1
pink button_8 CJ’s Awesome 3/C L  Edgar S. Prado 117  Kenneth G. McPeek 12/1

Picks are – 1,3,4,7 exacta box, with the 2,6, or 8 at the back-end of a super!

Deep field entered for GI Cotillion Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Untapable - winner the GI Kentucky Oaks here wil face the boys in the GI Haskell at the end of the month!

(Untapable) – winning the GI Kentucky Oaks earlier this year leads a very deep field of 3yo fillies into Saturday’s GI Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing

A trio of multiple GI winners in Sweet Reason , Untapable and Stopchargingmaria may be part of the best 3yo filly race of 2014 in a very deep 9 horse field for Parx’s other million dollar race this Saturday in the $1,000,000, GI Cotillion Stakes for 3yo fillies, at 1 1/16 mile over the Parx main!

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Untapable , at 7/5, is the GI Kentucky Oaks winner this year has also won the GI Mother Goose earlier this season. She tried the boys in the GI Haskell but was not up to the task finishing 5th, 9 lengths off the front running Bayern that day! She’ll stalk an early pace then pounce big time in the lane most times. Stalker/Pouncer type but is she still in her early season form?

Stopchargingmaria , at 7/2, was a last out winner of the GI Alabama Stakes up at Saratoga this summer and also won the GI CCA Oaks also on Saratoga’s opening weekend this year. Cuts back to the 1 1/16 mile which will only help her cause!. She never far off the early pace when she is ready to strike. Stalker/ closer type!

Sweet Reason , at 4/1, winner of the GI Acorn and GI Test Stakes along with the GI Spinway in 2013, but all those races were at a mile or less as she seems to have trouble finding the winner’s circle at 2-turns! Deep Closer type so don’t look for her early.

Jojo Warrior , at 6/1, out of the Baffert barn, is a 2-time, west coast graded winner in her last 2 starts as those wins were wire to wire scores. Early speed here!

Joint Return , at 8/1, was a 3/4 length 2nd in that same GI Alabama Stakes last time out as she was grinding up on Stopchargingmaria, at the end! She was also 2nd, 2 back, in the GII Del Oaks to Fortunes Pearl. She’s any other closer type here so don’t look for her to be in the early vanguard here on Saturday!

Cassatt, at 12/1, winner of the GIII Monmouth Oaks last time in a wire to wire victory there and has won 3 straight now. A rising star here at a very good price as she could be real trouble in here with probably the freshest legs (so important this time of year) in this group! She might be more early front-running speed here on Saturday!

House Rules , at 20/1, has several graded starts on her resume including a pair of 2nd’s in the GII Davona Dale and G/P Oaks earlier this year, but has been off the board in the GI Mother Goose and GI Acorn Stakes at Belmont this spring. She did have a nice $85k 1x Aoc win up at Saratoga last out winning by 6 1/2 length at 1 1/8 mile! She tends to stalk an early pace most time!

Little Alexis , at 20/1, was an ok 3rd in that same GI Test Stakes at Saratoga last out by just a length. She was held back early for the first time in her short 3-race career that day showing she can close late as well as go early! She’s a little short on experience compared to some in here, but 20/1 could add spice to the back-end of a super ticket!

Vero Amore , at 20/1, might be best remembered for her stretch duel with Stopchargingmaria, in this year’s GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico where she only surrendered that stretch lead in the very last stride or two, losing by a short neck! She’s not raced well in her last 3 stakes tries and needs to find that early season form again to be viable! She’s been backing up in those past 3 outs so we’ll not be using this one at all here!


Post Time for Race #11 – 4:45 pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
red button_1 Cassatt (KY) 3/F L K D Clark 122 J L Jones 12/1
white button_2alt Sweet Reason (KY) 3/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 124 L Gyarmati  4/1
iblue button'_3al House Rules (KY) 3/F L J Castellano 119 J A Jerkens 20/1
_4 Joint Return (KY) 3/F L K Carmouche 119 J C Servis  8/1
green button_5 Vero Amore (KY) 3/F L F Pennington 119 R E Reid, Jr. 20/1
black button_6 Little Alexis (KY) 3/F L J Rosario 119 C Vaccarezza 20/1
Orange button_7 Jojo Warrior (KY) 3/F L M Garcia 122 B Baffert 6/1
pink button_8 Untapable (KY) 3/F L R Napravnik 124 S M Asmussen 7/5
light blue button_9 Stopchargingmaria (KY) 3/F L J R Velazquez 124 T A Pletcher  7/2

Picks are – 2,4,8,9 Exacta Box, with the 1 or 7 at the back-end of a super ticket!

11 set for Wise Dan-less GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

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Today’s 2014 Woodbine Mile – Draw Board

This Sunday, Woodbine Racecourse will offer up a power-packed card that includes 3 top graded races and will culminate in the $1,000,000, GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes, for 3yo&up turfers at 1-mile over the big E.P. Taylor turf course here at Woodbine!

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2-time HOY Wise Dan is not coming out for a title defense here on Sunday as a group of 11 1-mile turfers will vie for his undefended title and a spot in this year’s B/C Mile!

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First Post at “Woodbine” today – 1:00 pm

Post Time for race #11 – 6:10 pm EDT

“Click” on any horse name below to see that horse’s individual pp’s!

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
red button_1 River Seven (ON) 4/G L J M Campbell 117 N Gonzalez 20/1
white button_2alt Trade Storm (GB) 6/H L1 J P Spencer 119 D Simcock 6/1
iblue button'_3al Ancil (KY) 5/G L J Stein 117 J Scott 30/1
_4 Silver Freak (KY) 5/G L J R Velazquez 117 B A Lynch 20/1
green button_5 Kaigun (ON) 4/G L P Husbands 121 M E Casse 5/2
black button_6 Dorsett (KY) 4/C L L Contreras 117 B A Lynch 15/1
Orange button_7 Lockout (KY) 5/H L G Boulanger 117 M E Casse 10/1
pink button_8 Bobby’s Kitten (KY) 3/C L J Rosario 112 C C Brown 15/1
light blue button_9 Jack Milton (KY) 4/C L J Castellano 119 T A Pletcher 7/2
Purple button_10 His Race To Win (ON) 4/C L E R Da Silva 119 M Pierce 15/1
gray button_11 Grand Arch (KY) 5/G L D Moran 121 B A Lynch 4/1

Picks are – 2,5,9,11 exacta box with the 6,7,or 8 at the back-end of a super!

10, 3yo ladies to toe up for GII Sands Point Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

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The (GII Sands Point Stakes) – kicks off the graded portion of Belmont Park’s Fall Championship Series meeting this Saturday!

Belmont Park kicks off graded portion of its Fall Championship meet with the $500,000, GII Sands Point Stakes, for 3yo filly turfers, at 1 1/8 mile over the inner turf course at beautiful Belmont Park this Saturday.

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There’ll be 10, top 3yo lady turfers coming out for this 2-turn romp over the rye.

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Post Time for race #8 – 4:45pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Xcellence (FR) 3/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 118 C C Brown  3/1
2 Aqua Regia (KY) (MTO) 3/F L J Lezcano 116 T Albertrani  5/2
3 Miss Besilu (VA) 3/F L J Lezcano 116 W I Mott  10/1
4 Walk Close (KY) 3/F L C H Velasquez 116 C Clement  15/1
5 Sea Queen (KY) 3/F L J Rosario 116 C Clement  4/1
6 A Little Bit Sassy (KY) 3/F   L Saez 116 M R Matz  5/1
7 Queenofzeenile (KY) 3/F L A S Arroyo 116 M E Gorham  50/1
8 Daring Dancer (MD) 3/F L J R Velazquez 120 H G Motion  7/2
9 Duff One (KY) 3/F L J L Ortiz 116 G C Contessa  15/1
10 Ball Dancing (KY) 3/F L1 J Bravo 116 C C Brown  5/1

Picks are – 5,6,8,9, exacta box, with the 1 or 3 at the back-end of a super play!