Bobby’s Kitten dominates the Penn Mile
Bobby’s Kitten turned in another big performance on the grass on Saturday evening as he dominated the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National. Sent off as the 6/5 favorite in the field of eight, Bobby’s Kitten (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) sat in second early on as 124/1 shot Sing the Dream set a very moderate pace, going to a half mile in just 48.02 seconds. Bobby’s Kitten pounced on Sing the Dream as they went into the final turn and started to kick away under jockey Javier Castellano. Bobby’s Kitten straightened away with Global View (BetPTC.com Top Selection) the only challenger with a shot, but Bobby’s Kitten just kept on going and won by a convincing two and three quarter lengths ahead of Global View, with Storming Inti (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) running third.
In the $200,000 Mountainview Handicap it was heavily favored Last Gunfighter who rallied from off the pace to get up by just a nose over Valid. Valid (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) went right to the front and set moderate fractions throughout. Valid and Orlando Bocachica opened up a length in mid-stretch as Last Gunfighter, making his first start since winning the Hawthorne Gold Cup, started to unleash his rally. Last Gunfighter continued and caught Valid just on the wire.
Tightend Touchdown (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) defended his title in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup as he rallied from off the pace this time to win by a length and a half as the favorite. Bold Thunder (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) went to the front and set the pace, but couldn’t hold off the late rush of Tightend Touchdown who got up for the win and Stormofthecentury who rallied up to get second, while Bold Thunder held third. Interrupted (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) took home an upset win in the Penn Oaks as she got up late to win by a neck at 7/1. Je Suis Enchantee opened up a big lead down the backstretch at odds of 28/1 and brought a lead into the stretch, but Interrupted and Angel Serpa finally got to them in the last jump to win by a neck. Je Suis Enchantee finished second while odds on favorite Ready to Act (BetPTC.com Top Selection) finished third.
Room Service rallies from the back to win the American Oaks
Room Service and Shaun Bridgmohan had to pass nearly all of their seven rivals to get up and win the Grade 1 $350,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita on Saturday. Sent off as the 2/1 second choice, Room Service (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) was seventh early on as a pair of bombers, Kissin Lucky Lips and Tiz The Key went out and set a pretty slow pace, getting an opening quarter in 24.98 and a half in 48.03. Those two brought the field into the lane, but Room Service and Bridgmohan got first run on Diversy Harbor (BetPTC.com Top Selection) who was last early on but also rallied. Room Service was never going to get caught though as they drew off to win by two and one quarter lengths. Diversy Harbor got up for second and was just a neck ahead of Little Journey (BetPTC.com Longshot) who ran third.
Clubhouse Ride came from dead last early on to win a hard fought edition of the Californian Stakes. Heavily favored Fury Kapkori (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) went out to the front and set a very taxing early pace, getting to a quarter in 22.47 seconds and half mile in 45.97 seconds. Fury Kapkori arrived into the stretch with the lead but Clubhouse Ride came roaring through on the rail to grab the lead in mid-stretch. Fury Kapkori battled on bravely though, but in the end it was Clubhouse Ride who prevailed by half a length. Fury Kapkori finished second ahed of Majestic Harbor (BetPTC.com Top Selection) running third.
Delauney crushes the field in the Aristides at Churchill
Delauney (BetPTC.com Top Selection) and Rosie Napravnik grabbed the lead as they ran on the turn of the six furlong $100,000 Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs and never looked back as he dominated by three and a half lengths. Scatman (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) was second all the way around and finished well clear of Captain Genius who was third. In the Opening Verse Stakes it was Regally Ready (BetPTC.com Top Selection) who stalked Knights Nation early on took command and opened up, comfortably winning by three quarters of a length over Villandry (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) who was last in mid-stretch and still rallied up to get second.
State Treasurer wins a thrilling Molson Pace
State Treasurer (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) was last after a half mile, but first when it mattered, as he took home the top spot in the $150,000 Molson Pace at Western Fair Friday night. Sent off as the 7/5 favorite, State Treasurer and Chris Christoforou sat last as the legend Foiled Again (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) set the early pace. Foiled Again brought the lead to the top of the lane but Apprentice Hanover came right to his neck and those two squared off. But just as quickly, State Treasurer came flying with a three wide rally and got up in the final jumps to win by three quarters of a length over Apprentice Hanover who was second. Foiled Again just missed by half a length while running third.