Tonalist leads list for GII Jim Dandy Stakes this Saturday – Probables with Past Performances


Tonalist – winning this year’s GI Belmont Stakes!

The Saratoga prep race for this year’s GI Travers Stakes next month is this Saturday as the top 3yo’s are coming out of their Post-Belmont hibernation for the $600,000, GII Jim Dandy Stakes, for 3yo’s, going 1 1/8 mile over this historic Saratoga main track this coming Saturday!

Free Past Performances

Probables are; Wicked Strong, Tonalist, Kid Cruz, Ulanbator, and Legend.

Over on the possibles list are; Misconnect, Noble Moon, and the early front running  Pablo Del Monte!

Stopchargingmaria to be solid favorite in GI Coaching Club American Oaks this Sunday – Post Positons, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Stopchargingmaria - (on the outside) winning today's GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes by a neck at Pimlico

Stopchargingmaria – (on the outside) winning the GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes by a neck at Pimlico last time out!

Multiple graded winner Stopchargingmaria, will lead a modestly sized field of 6, 3yo fillies into the $300,000 GI Coaching Club American Oaks Stakes, for 3yo fillies, going 1 1/8 mile over the Saratoga main track this Sunday!

Free Past Performances,

With Untapable, now scheduled to meet the boys in the July 27th GI Haskell, Stopchargingmaria, becomes a solid favorite to take down this GI title coming off a just in time “neck” win in the GII Black Eyed Susan Stakes last time out at Pimlico. Her 1:51 and chg winning time in that race looks sluggish but Pimlico main wasn’t the speediest surface on Preakness weekend so look for a better performance here on Sunday. This one has moved to being more of a closer type in her most recent outings so don’t look for her to be on the early lead here!

Unbridled Forever , 3rd in 3 consecutive graded starts but never really close to the winners at the line in any of them! She can be up on the early pace and rate for a late run!

America, this will be her 6 straight graded outing with only a pair of “way off the winner 3rd’s” to show for it. She does offer experience at this distance too but she too isn’t a true early speed type either.

Miss Besilu , has been mostly a turfer up until now with good successes down at the Mdn and Alw level but her forays into the graded level have been lackluster at best and has no form at this distance either! Likes to stalk well off an early pace most times so no early speed here either!

Courageous Julie , winner of a Churchill $75k 1 1/16 mile 1x alw last out by 2 1/2 lengths in a modest 1:45 and chg. She did finish 5th twice in both the GIII Honeybee and Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn this winter but has been backing up in company ever since to find the winner’s circle again. She could be the early pace in here on Sunday but a board hit seems unlikely!

Taketheodds, comes in with the obligatory Mdn and alw diplomas to her credit in her most recent starts, but is jumping way up in company and distance here with just 4 lifetime starts on her resume! Stalks the early pace most times but in this paceless field she to might become the default early speed!

Post Time for Race #10 – 6:04 pm EDT

PP. Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Stopchargingmaria (KY) 3/F L J Castellano 121 T A Pletcher  6/5
2. Unbridled Forever (KY) 3/F L J Rosario 121 D Stewart  8/5
3. Miss Besilu (VA) 3/F L J Lezcano 121 W I Mott  6/1
4. Courageous Julie (KY) 3/F L L Saez 121 D W Lukas  15/1
5. America (KY) 3/F L J R Velazquez 121 W I Mott  5/1
6. Taketheodds (KY) 3/F L B J Hernandez, Jr. 121 I R Wilkes  8/1

Picks are – 1,2,3,5 Exacta box, with the 6 or 4 added to the back-end of a dime super play!

Summer Front searches for first ever GI win in the GI Eddie Read Stakes – Post Positons, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Summer Front - going full tilt to win the GII Fort Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream today!

Summer Front – going full tilt to win the GII Fort Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream last winter!

Summer Front , who is still in search of his first ever GI win, after a half dozen tries, might just find it here in the $300,000 GI Eddie Read Stakes, for 4yo and up turfers, going 1 1/8 mile over the Del Mar sod this Sunday!

Free Past Performances, – Brisnet

Free Past Performances, – DRF



“6″ top west coast turfers will vie for this GI title here at Old Del Mar on her opening weekend of the 2014 summer season!

Post Time for Race #5 – 4:00 pm PDT

PP. Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Spring Up (FL) 4/C L C S Nakatani 119 J W Sadler  10/1
2. Summer Front (KY) 5/H L J Bravo 121 C Clement  8/5
3. Cogito (VA) 5/H L M Gutierrez 119 E R Freeman  15/1
4. Horizontalyspeakin (MD) 4/G L J Talamo 119 J W Sadler  3/1
5. Unbridled Command (NY) 5/H L E Trujillo 119 P Miller  6/1
6. Tom’s Tribute (KY) 4/C L M E Smith 119 J M Cassidy  2/1

Picks are – 1,2,5,6 Exacta box, with the 3 or 4 added to the back-end of a dime super play!

A solid cast of 10 readies for GI Diana Stakes test – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Saratoga - hosts the GI Sword Dancer Invitational this Saturday for the older male turfer not at Arlington this weekend!

Saratoga – hosts the GI Diana Stakes this Saturday for the older lady turfers here on Saratoga’s opening weekend of the 2014 season!

Saratoga’s first GI of the new season will be the $500,000 GI Diana Stakes, for 4yo and up F/M turfers, going 1 1/8 mile over the Saratoga sod this Saturday!

Free Past Performances,

A GI worthy field of 10 top lady turfers are coming out for this 1 1/8 mile turf tussle here on opening weekend of 2014 at the Old Spa this Saturday!

Emollient , is coming off a just missed win in the GI Gamely Stakes out at Santa Anita last time out in a nice stalking leader trip only to come up a nose at the line, but did surrender the stretch lead in that race as she was caught right at the line. This one’s always in the early vanguard so look for her early here on Saturday!

Alterite , winner of the GI Garden City last year, then a just missed 2nd in last falls QEII at Keeneland and was a more than solid 1 length 3rd in the B/C FM Turf at S/A last out. She does come in here with a lot of racing rust as she has not raced since last fall. GI quality here but sit well off the early pace for the late strike!

Discreet Marq, had a wonderful 3yo season in 2013 with multiple graded wins or 2nd’s. Finished a very flat looking 4th most recently in the GI Just A Game where she had no late run. Stalks and pounces in most of her outing so look for she to be stalking the early leaders here.

Tannery, was the surprise winner of last fall’s GI E.P. Taylor up at Woodbine against some top world class company was a good 2nd in the GII New York Stakes last time out as she chased home the winner. She’s hit the board in her past 5 starts and is a dead closer!

Stephanie’s Kitten , has not been at her best in her past 2 outs with an 8th finish in the GI Jenny Wiley at Keeneland to open her 2014 season, then a somewhat better 5th in the GI Just A Game last out just 2 1/4 lengths off that winner. She needs to find that GI form again to compete with this group but may have lost a step or 2 this race could be the test! When she is on her game she comes with a big finish!

Solid Appeal, comes in off  big win in the GII Nassau at Woodbine where she defended her 2013 title well. She does well at Woodbine and at the lesser graded levels as well as she just has not hung up a big one at the GI level yet. Closes or can stalk but not an early front runner!

Somali Lemonade, a multiple graded winner, but surrendered a stretch lead last time out in that same GI Just A Game having to settle for 3rd. She’s been transformed into an early speed horse in her 3 most recent outs to some good success, too! So, look for her to grabs the early lead here and play catch me if you can!

Caroline Thomas, winner of a Belmont $80k 3x turf alw last out by 2 1/2 lengths but in the past has been a decent turf runner at the graded level but has only earned the occasional minor award  at the graded level. Comes late but never in time at this level!

Strathnaver, was coming hard at the end of that same GI Just A Game last out just missing the win by a shortest of noses after a big late charge down the outside. One more run like that here on Saturday might do the trick for her. So, any good price on her here could represent some really value for you in your exotics thinking!

Abaco , ran a very decent 2nd most recently in the GII Sheepshead Bay missing by 1 3/4 lengths, ran a good 3rd in that same GI Jenny Wiley 2 back and does offer a grade win on her resume as well! comes late went she does run well and is 4-2-1-1 at this distance. Again, big price here might bring her into our super thinking as well!

Post Time for Race #10 – 5:46 pm EDT

PP Horse Virtual
A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
imagesHPRI77LW Solid Appeal (KY)   5/M L J R Leparoux 119 R Baker  15/1
2 Abaco (KY)   6/M L J L Ortiz 115 C R McGaughey III  12/1
3 Somali Lemonade (KY)   5/M L L Saez 117 M R Matz  12/1
4 Emollient (KY)   4/F L J Rosario 123 W I Mott  7/2
5 Strathnaver (GB)   5/M L J R Velazquez 115 H G Motion  10/1
6_a Discreet Marq (NY)   4/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 121 C Clement  5/1
7 Caroline Thomas (KY)   4/F L J Rocco, Jr. 117 B Tagg  20/1
8 Alterite (FR)   4/F L J Castellano 121 C C Brown  3/1
9 Stephanie’s Kitten (KY)   5/M L L Dettori 121 C C Brown  6/1
10 Tannery (IRE)   5/M L J Lezcano 121 A E Goldberg  6/1

Picks are – 3,4,5,8 Exacta box, with the 6, 9 or 10  added to the back-end of a dime super play!