Hong Kong Horse Racing Week in Review – April 7th

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 04/01, 04/05

 Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by Dick Powell

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18 races

3 favorites won – 16.67%

12.28 average field size

$28.83 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Karis Teetan                               3 wins Benno Yung

3 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Manfred Man

3 wins Joao Moreira                               2 wins Francis Lui

2 wins Chad Schofield                           2 wins Tony Cruz

2 wins Vagnar Borges

2 wins Vincent Ho

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 04/05

554 races (one dead-heat)

170 favorites won – 30.69%

12.47 average field size

$18.58 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

97 wins Joao Moreira                            46 wins Ricky Yiu

95 wins Zac Purton                               45 wins Francis Lui

54 wins Karis Teetan                             37 wins Tony Cruz

47 wins Vincent Ho                                35 wins Danny Shum

37 wins Grant van Niekerk                     32 John Size

26 wins Chad Schofield                         31 John Moore

20 wins Derek Leung                             30 Frankie Lor

20 wins Matthew Chadwick

 

Next Race Meets:

Wednesday morning          Happy Valley           04/08/20        First Post: 7:15am EDT

Sunday (Saturday night)    Sha Tin                   04/12/20        First Post: 12:30am EDT

 

Horse Racing Oaklawn Park Analysis – April 4th

Horse Racing Pick-4 Analysis –  April 4, 2020

by: Ed Meyer for “Racing’s Best Kept Secret” BetPTC.com

Oaklawn Park – Late Pick Four

Race #7 – Alw $61,000 – 6f – 5:03 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Dulce Ride / #3 – Maryanorginger / #9 – Cardamon

#6 Dulce Ride is a daughter of Candy Ride for the Brad Cox barn with Joe Talamo in the saddle. She makes her 2nd start off a layoff where the barn wins 29%, She cuts back in distance from a mile as a beaten favorite. Talamo wins 20% with his early runners and should be right on the pace. #3 Maryanorginger hails from the Jeremiah Englehart barn with David Cohen in the irons. She’s been off for 10 months and ships in from Belmont. Cohen wins 22% with sprinters and she has been working regular clips over the OP surface. Look for a big move around the far turn.

Race #8 – O.C. $80,000 – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 5:38 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Finnick the Fierce / #5 – Answer In / #3 – General Trev

#1 Finnick the Fierce is a son of Dialed In for trainer Rey Hernandez with Martin Garcia aboard. He ships in from FG exiting the G2 Risen Star and G3 Lecomte. He cuts back in distance and will come rolling late. #5 Answer In hails from the Brad Cox barn with Joe Talamo getting the nod. They have been winning 28% as a team and exits the G3 Southwest stakes. He’ll come calling late in the lane. Talamo wins 22% with late closers. #3 General Trev is a son of Constitution who won at first asking for Steve Asmussen and Ricardo Santanna in the driver’s seat. He’s a solid stalk and pounces sort who won his first effort over the track.

Race #9 – $100,000 Purple Martin – 6f – 6:09 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Kimmari / #8 – Frank’s Rockette / #4 – Edgeway

#1 Kimmari has the services of Mike Smith for trainer Wesley Ward. She has bullet works and been off 5 months since the BC Juvenile Turf. She won super impressive at KEE at first asking by 15 commanding lengths. She’ll break sharp and be a handful to catch. #8 Frank’s Rockette comes in for the Bill Mott barn with Martin Garcia aboard. She is 5 for 5 ITM lifetime and makes her second start of 2020. She’ll be forwardly faced and Garcia wins 19% with sprinters. #4 Edgeway goes to post for John Sadler and Tyler Baze in the irons. The barn wins 20% with nongraded stakes and she’ll come out winging looking for the lead.

Race #10 – Mdn Special Weight – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 6:38 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Wild Union / #7 – Copper King / #8 – Mo and Go

#5 Wild Union hails from the Brad Cox barn with Joe Talamo in the driver’s seat. They are winning 28% as a team with some sharp morning works. Talamo has been on fire going 5 for 7 ITM the past few weeks. #7 Copper King is a son of Medaglia d’ Oro for Steve Asmussen and Tyler Baze in the saddle. He was a beaten favorite last out and gets a new rider with Baze in the saddle. The barn scores 25% off the beaten favorite last out angle. #8 Mo and Go Is a son of Uncle Mo for trainer Jeremiah Englehart and David Cohen. This is 2nd off the layoff and the barn scores at a 24% clip on this move. I’m looking for a forward move today shipping in from New York and should be a major pace player.

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 03/25, 03/29

Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by Dick Powell

18 races

5 favorites won – 27.78%

12.89 average field size

$10.85 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

5 wins Joao Moreira                              4 wins John Size

4 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Manfred Man

3 wins Grant van Niekerk                       2 wins John Moore

2 wins Chad Schofield                           2 wins Paul O’Sullivan

2 wins Danny Shum

2 wins Chris So

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 03/29

536 races (one dead-heat)

165 favorites won – 31%

12.48 average field sizea

$18.25 average win price

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JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

94 wins Joao Moreira                            45 wins Ricky Yiu

92 wins Zac Purton                               43 wins Francis Lui

50 wins Karis Teetan                             35 wins Tony Cruz

45 wins Vincent Ho                                35 wins Danny Shum

37 wins Grant van Niekerk                     32 John Size

24 wins Chad Schofield                         30 John Moore

20 wins Derek Leung                             29 Frankie Lor

20 wins Matthew Chadwick

 

Next Race Meets:

 

Wednesday morning                   Sha Tin          04/01/20      First Post: 7:15am EDT

All races on the All-Weather track

 

Saturday night (Sunday morning) Sha Tin         04/05/20       First Post: 12:45am EDT

Chairman’s Trophy G2 1600M

Sprint Cup G2 1200M

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 28

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 28

 by: Ed Meyer

Gulfstream Park – Florida Derby Card

 

Race #10 – The G3 Orchid – 1 3/8 on the turf – 4:17 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Mean Mary / #5 – Gentle Ruler / #1 – Beale Street

#6 Mean Mary is the daughter of Scat Daddy for Graham Motion and Luis Saez in the irons. She’s been off for two months and been working at Palm Meadows. She’s a perfect 2 for 2 at GP and since stepping on the sod she has been tough as nails. Catch her if you can. #5 Gentle Ruler hails from the Ian Wilkes barn with his son in law Chris Landeros in the saddle. She’s been off five months since winning the G3 Dowager at KEE. Landeros fits her well and they’ll be moving late in the race. #1 Beale Street is a daughter of Quality Road for Michael Matz and John Velasquez in the saddle. She is 3 for 3 at GP and 7 for 8 ITM on turf. She’ll be far back closing stoutly.

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Race  #11 – The Gulfstream Park Oaks – 1 1/16 – 4:49 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Lake Avenue / #5 – Spice Is Nice / #8- Dream Marie

#4 – Lake Avenue is a daughter of Tapit for trainer Bill Mott and Joel Rosario in the saddle. 2nd off the layoff and was a beaten favorite last out. The barn comes back to score 21% looking for payback as a beaten chalk. A speedy filly who should dictate the pace and Rosario wins 27% with speedy type runners. #5 Spice Is Nice is a daughter of Curlin for trainer Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano in the irons. She was a bridesmaid last out in the G2 Davona Dale as Team Pletcher comes back to score 20% with his beaten favorites. She’s a solid stalker and Castellano wins 20% teaming up with Pletcher. #8 Dream Marie comes in for Matthew Yates and Richard Mitchell in the saddle. She’s a late runner who was six wide closing in the G2 Davona Dale. She sports some blistering works and looks to get a piece of the pie.

Race #12 – The G2 Pan American – 1 1/2 on the turf – 5:26 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #9 – Zulu Alpha / #10 – Focus Group / #5 – Go Poke the Bear

#9 Zulu Alpha is a son of Street Cry (IRE) for Mike Maker and Tyler Gaffalione in the driver’s seat. He’s seeking his third win in a row and is 4 for 5 with wins at GP. He’ll be running late and his last efforts have been red hot. The past two weeks rider and trainer are 2 for 2 with wins. #10 Focus Group has been off five months and Christophe Clement wins 16% with long layoff runners. Luis Saez has the call and looks to come from off the pace. Saez wins with 17% with his turf mounts. #5 Go Poke the Bear hails from the Mike Maker barn with Paco Lopez in the saddle. They win at a hot 25% when they team up together. This son of Kitten’s Joy moves up the class ladder and the rider has been on a roll with 21 from 32 mounts ITM. Add in winning 25% with his turf mounts and he’s a major player.

Race #14 – The G3 Appleton – 1 mile on the turf – 6:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #7 – Social Paranoia / #3 – March to the Arch / #1 – English Bee

#7 Social Paranoia is a son of Street Boss for Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano in the saddle. He’s been off 6 months after winning the Dueling Grounds Derby. He is 1 for 1 at GP and Pletcher wins 30% with long layoff runners. Castellano will have him in high gear turning for home fresh and ready. #3 March to the Arch hails from the Mark Casse barn with Tyler Gaffalione in the irons. He’s been off 49 days and was a beaten favorite in the G3 Tampa Bay after being forced to alter course. The barn scores 25% with beaten favorites and this long range closer will come calling late in the lane with an eye in the leaders. #1 English Bee is a son of English Channel from the Graham Motion barn with Manny Franco getting the call. He was closing stoutly in the G3 Canadian Turf and should move forward off that effort.

Race  #14 – The G1 Florida Derby – 1 1/8 – 6:36 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #7 – Tiz the Law / #12 – Ete Indien / #9 – Independence Hall

#7 Tiz the Law is a son of Constitution who won this race in 2014. He is 1 for 1 at GP for Barclay Tagg and Manny Franco in the driver’s seat. He’s been off 56 days and sports a strong late kick. His works at Palm Meadows are solid and he should run well fresh. #12 – Ete Indien is a son of Summer Front for Patrick Biacone with Florent Geroux getting the call. Impressive winner of the G2 FOY at GP and looks to go gate to wire. His two turf bullet works are sharp and should be the one to beat. #9 Independence Hall is a son of Constitution for Mike Trombetta and Joel Rosario in the irons. He’s been off 49 days from the G3 Sam Davis at TBD and should be right with the pacesetters. Joel Rosario scores 20% with his mounts that have early speed.

Hong Kong Horse Racing Week in Review

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 03/18, 03/22

Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by Dick Powell

18 races

6 favorites won – 33.33%

12.89 average field size

$11.26 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

5 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Richard Gibson

3 wins Vincent Ho                                 2 wins Tony Cruz

2 wins Joao Moreira                               2 wins Francis Lui

2 wins Neil Callan                                  2 wins Ricky Liu

2 wins Grant van Niekerk

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 03/22

518 races (one dead-heat)

161 favorites won – 31%

12.44 average field size

$18.47 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

89 wins Joao Moreira                            45 wins Ricky Yiu

88 wins Zac Purton                               43 wins Francis Lui

50 wins Karis Teetan                             35 wins Tony Cruz

45 wins Vincent Ho                                33 wins Danny Shum

34 wins Grant van Niekerk                     29 wins John Moore

23 wins Chad Schofield                         29 John Size

20 wins Derek Leung                             28 Frankie Lor

 

Next Race Meets: 

Wednesday                      Happy Valley 03/25/20       First Post: 7:15am EDT

Sunday (Saturday night)    Sha Tin         03/29/20       First Post: 12:45am EDT

 

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 21

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 21 for www.betptc.com

by: Ed Meyer

 

Fair Grounds Race #9 – The G2 New Orleans – 1 1/8 – 4:10 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Silver Dust / #3- Fearless / #1 – Lone Sailor

#6 Silver Dust is a son of Tapit for Bret Calhoun. He is 6 for 8 ITM over the course and has the services of Brian Hernandez. They score at a 27% clip as team and own a couple of sharp works coming into the race. He’ll look to get a perfect stalking trip and carry his speed to the wire. #3 Fearless comes in for the Todd Pletcher barn with Irad Ortiz in the saddle. This son of Ghostzapper should be right on the pace making big step up in class. His works are sharp and Ortiz looks to keep his perfect record intact. #1 Lone Sailor hails from the Thom Amoss barn with James Graham in the irons. He’s a closing style runner and Graham does well with Amoss winning 22% as team.

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Race #10 – The G2 Muniz – 1 1/8 on the turf – 4:42 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #12 – Synchrony / #6 – Instill Regard / #4 – Rockemperor

#12 Synchrony is a son of Tapit for Mike Stidham and Jersey Joe Bravo in the irons. He is 6 for 6 ITM and makes his 2nd start of the year. He made a strong closing effort last out in the G3 FG and looks to come rolling late in the lane. #6 Instill Regard comes in for the Chad Brown barn with Irad Ortiz in the irons. He gets Lasix again after running a solid third in the G1 Pegasus World Cup. Ortiz excels with late runners winning at a 21% win clip and 67% ITM teaming up with Chad Brown. #4 Rockemporer is a son of Holy Roman (IRE) for Chad Brown with Joel Rosario in the driver’s seat. He’s been on the shelf for seven months and was a beaten chalk in the Saratoga Derby last out. Look for a late effort turning for home.

Race #11 – The G2 Fair Grounds Oaks – 1 1/16 – 5:15 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Finite / #4 – Bonny South / #3 – Tempers Rising

#6 Finite comes from the Steve Asmussen barn with his go to rider Ricardo Santana. She is seeking her 6th straight win making her third off the shelf move. Add in she is a perfect 2 for 2 at FG and she’s gonna be tough stalking just off the pace. #4 Bonny South hails from the Brad Cox barn with Florent Geroux in the driver’s saddle. She will come running late and is 1 for 1 at FG and 2 for 2 at the distance. She picks up a red hot rider with Geroux and can be the major danger moving up the ladder. #3 Tempers Rising comes in for the Dallas Stewart barn with Julien Leparoux in the irons. Her third off the layoff, and exits an eventful G2 Rachel Alexandra where she was knocked around and bumped soundly at the break. Look for a late run as they turn for home.

Race #12 – The G2 Louisiana Derby – 1 3/16 – 5:49 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #10 – Enforceable / #13 – Silver Slate / #14 – Modernist

#10 – Enforceable is a son of Tapit for Mark Casse with Julien Leparoux in the irons. He is 2 for 2 ITM at FG and a long range closer. He was flat out rolling last out and should relish the added distance. #13 Silver Slate is a son of Hard Spun for Steve Asmussen and Ricardo Santana in the irons. This is 3rd off the layoff and was a beaten favorite last out in the G2 Risen Star. I’m looking for a strong late kick as Santana wins 21% with his late runners. #14 Modernist is a son of Uncle Mo looking for his third straight win for trainer Bill Mott. Junior Alvarado in the saddle and is a stalker exiting a win in the G2 Risen Star.

Hong Kong Horse Racing Week in Review

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 03/11, 03/14

Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club by Dick Powell

18 races

5 favorites won – 27.78%

12.21 average field size

$15.67 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

6 wins Zac Purton                                 3 wins Frankie Lor

3 wins Derek Leung                               3 wins Danny Shum

3 wins Joao Moreira                               2 wins David Hall

2 wins Vincent Ho                                 2 wins John Size

2 wins Victor Wong                                2 wins Ricky Yiu

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 03/14

500 races (one dead-heat)

155 favorites won – 31%

12.45 average field size

$18.77 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

87 wins Joao Moreira                            43 wins Ricky Yiu

83 wins Zac Purton                               41 wins Francis Lui

49 wins Karis Teetan                             33 wins Tony Cruz

42 wins Vincent Ho                                33 wins Danny Shum

32 wins Grant van Niekirk                      29 wins John Moore

22 wins Chad Schofield                         28 John Size

28 Frankie Lor

27 Doug Whyte

Hong Kong Derby

Next Race Meets:

Wednesday                       Happy Valley           03/18/20      First Post: 7:15am EDT

Sunday (Saturday night)     Sha Tin                   03/22/20      First Post: 1am EDT

BMW Hong Kong Derby, 4YOs, 2,000 meters

 

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 14

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 14, 2020

by: Ed Meyer

Oaklawn Park

Race #9 – The G-2 Azeri – 1 1/16 – 5:50 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Lady Apple / #5 – Serengeti Express / #2 – Mylady Curlin

#4 Lady Apple is a daughter of Curlin for the Steve Asmussen barn with Ricardo Santana in the irons. She is making her 2nd start of the year and exits off an impressive win in a G3 event at Sam Houston. She’s a horse for the course going 3 for 3 at OP and should get a perfect spot stalking the pace. Santana is winning 21% at the meet and wins 22% teaming up with Asmussen. #5 Serengeti Express comes in for the Thom Amoss barn with Joe Talamo aboard. She has blistering speed and should be very game when they turn for home. Lady Apple nailed her on the wire at Sam Houston last out where she was the beaten chalk. #2 Mylady Curlin exits the same Sam Houston event with the top two and was running late in the stretch for Brad Cox. She gets a new pilot in Joel Rosario and should get a solid stalking trip. This is her 2nd start of the year and her works have been sharp.

Race  #10 – The G-2 Rebel – 1 1/16 – 6:23 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #3 – Basin / #1 – Nadal / #6 – Three Technique

#3 Basin hails from the Steve Asmussen barn and has the services of Javier Castellano. This son of Liam’s Map is making his 1st start of the year and exits an impressive win in last year’s G1 Hopeful at Saratoga. His works have been sparkling and gets added distance this time out. Look for Javier to push the button before the quarter pole and be tough to catch down the lane. #1 Nadal is a son of Blame for Bob Baffert with Joel Rosario in the saddle. He gets Blinkers off and should be up close to the pace. His works are red hot and may be tough to handle making his 3rd start of 2020. #6 Three Technique takes the track for Jeremiah Englehart and Luis Saez in the driver’s seat. He’s a closing type and 1 for 1 ITM over the OP strip. Look for a late run around the far turn.

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Turfway Park

Race #11 – The G-3 Jeff Ruby Steaks – 1 1/8 – 6:42 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #11 – Invader / #9 – Austrian / #8 – Finnick the Fierce

#11 Invader exits a win in the $100,000 Battaglia over the track for trainer Wesley Ward. Albin Jimenez in the saddle and I’m looking for a close up trip under Jimenez who wins 17% with early style runners. Invader is 2 for 2 at TP and should be a major danger. #9 Austrian was a lackluster runner in 2019 and completely woke up in a maiden claiming win for Jose Fernadez. On paper, he’s a bit cheaper and makes a huge step in class. If his last race is any indication of his maturity he could light up the tote board and be a nice compliment to exotic wagers. Abel Lezcano has the call and will be moving at the leaders turning for home. #8 Finnick the Fierce ships in from FG for Rey Hernandez who is based at TP. This is his 3rd off the layoff move and last year he showed incredible closing power. If he decides to keep his mind on business he’ll be a player in the final furlong.

Santa Anita

Race #7 – The G-1 Beholder – 1 mile – 7:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Ollie’s Candy / #1 – Hard Not to Love / #3 – Zusha

#6 Ollie’s Candy hails from the John Sadler barn with Flavien Prat aboard. She’s a daughter of Candy Ride who was last seen in the BC Distaff finishing a dismal 4th. Jump ahead to 2020 and she’s been working lights out and Sadler is 46% ITM with long layoff runners. She’ll be a solid stalker and hit the gas turning for home. #1 Hard Not to Love comes in for trainer John Sherriffs and Mike Smith in the saddle. She draws the rail and can come motoring late on her favorite track where she is 6 for 6 ITM at SA. A major player in the field. #3 Zusha is a hard knocking daughter of Congrats for Gary Mandella and red rider, Umberto Rispoli. She’ll find a good place to stalk the speed and get in the game in the final stages.

Hong Kong Horse Racing Week in Review

by expert Dick Powell

Hong Kong Jockey Club Week In Review 03/04, 03/08

Prepared for the Hong Kong Jockey Club

19 races

6 favorites won – 31.58%

12.21 average field size

$15.67 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

4 wins Karis Teetan                               3 wins John Moore

3 wins Zac Purton                                 2 wins Caspar Fownes

3 wins Joao Moreira                               2 wins Frankie Lor

3 wins Vincent Ho                                 2 wins Manfred Man

2 wins Derek Leung                               2 wins Chris So

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Meet In Review 9/01 – 03/08

482 races (one dead-heat)

150 favorites won – 31.12%

12.42 average field size

$18.84 average win price

 

JOCKEYS                                            TRAINERS

84 wins Joao Moreira                            41 wins Ricky Yiu

78 wins Zac Purton                               40 wins Francis Lui

49 wins Karis Teetan                             32 wins Tony Cruz

40 wins Vincent Ho                                30 wins Danny Shum

31 wins Grant van Niekirk                      28 wins John Moore

21 wins Chad Schofield                         26 Doug Whyte

26 John Size

26 Frankie Lor

 

Next Race Meets:

Wednesday                     Happy Valley           03/11/20      First Post: 7:15am EDT

Saturday (Friday night)             Sha Tin              03/14/20      First Post: 12:15am EDT

Hong Kong Derby

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Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 7

Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – March 7

by: Ed Meyer for BetPTC.com, “Racing’s Best Kept Secret”

Santa Anita Race #4 – The G2 San Carlos – 7f – 4:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #3 – Roadster / #2 – Flagstaff / #1 – Manhattan Up

#3 Roadster is a son of Quality Road for Bob Baffert with Mike Smith. He was a beaten favorite in the G2 San Pasqual and cuts back in distance. He sports three sharp works and owns a 5 for 6 ITM record over the course. The cut back in distance with Smith aboard will have him rolling late in the lane. #2 Flagstaff comes from the John Sadler barn with Victor Espinoza in the irons. He is 6 for 6 ITM at SA and this son of Speightstown should jump right to the lead from the break. He hopped at the start last out as the beaten chalk and looks to make amends today. #1 Manhattan Up is a son of Street Sense and makes a big move up the class ladder. This is his 3rd off the layoff move and owns a 6 for 8 ITM record at SA. He loves 7f and should be a factor late.

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Race #5 – The G-1 Frank Kilroe Mile – 1 mile on the turf – 4:30 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #3 – Got Stormy / #4 – Next Shares / #8 – Frontier Market

#3 Got Stormy comes in for trainer Mark Casse and Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle. 2nd time off the layoff and the barn wins 18% as a beaten favorite from their last race. She has faced the boys’ plenty in her past and should not have any surprises here. Very solid contender. #4 Next Shares hails from the Richard Baltas barn with Flavien Prat aboard. He had a tough trip in the G1 Pegasus Turf and looks to rebound with a change of riders. He will make his presence felt when the field turns for home. #8 Frontier Market is a son of Lemon Drop Kid for trainer John Sadler and Joel Rosario up. He gets first time Blinkers where the barn wins 18% on the equipment move. He was off a bit slow last out and the equipment change may keep him focused on business. Add in a bullet work and I’m expecting big things today.

Race #8 – The G2 San Felipe – 1 1/16 – 6:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Thousand Words / #4 – Authentic / #6 – Storm the Court

#5 Thousand Words is a son of Pioneer of the Nile for Bob Baffet and Flavien Prat in the saddle. He’s a perfect 3 for 3 and 2 for 2 at Santa Anita. This is his 2nd off the shelf effort and the barn scores 31% off a last race win. Undefeated and solid works show readiness to move on to the next level. #4 Authentic comes in for Bob Baffert and Drayden Van Dyke. He’s a perfect stalker who should be right off the leader. Being undefeated in two starts and a bullet work are signs of good things to come. #6 Storm the Court comes from the barn of Peter Eurton and Joel Rosario in the driver’s seat. After winning the BC Juvenile last year this son of Court Vision is making his 2nd start off the layoff today. He should be forwardly placed and Rosario wins 27% with his early runners.

Race #10 – The G1 Santa Anita Handicap – 1 1/4 – 7:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Gift Box / #5 – Midcourt / #8 – Endorsed

#4 Gift Box comes in for John Sadler and Joel Rosario in the irons. He’s been away for two months and this son of Twirling Candy is 4 for 4 ITM at Santa Anita. With sharp morning works and a hot rider, I’m looking for a close up trip with Rosario aboard. #5 Midcourt hails from the John Shirreffs barn with Victor Espinoza getting the call. He is 5 for 6 ITM at SA and should get a perfect stalking trip. Espinoza is 58% ITM with early runners. #8 Endorsed comes in for Kiaran McLaughlin who will be retiring from training to become an agent. He has Drayden Van Dyke aboard and been off for 56 days. The barn scores 21% with shippers as they made the trip from Gulfstream. This son of Medaglia d’ Oro is a solid closer and the jock wins 29% with late runners.