BetPTC.com / Weekend Stakes Preview / Ed Meyer
Race #7 – The G1 Gamely – 1 1/8 on the turf – 7:03 pm EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Vasilika / #7 – Elysea’s World / #6 – Streak of Luck
#4 Vasilika is a daughter of Skip Shot for Jerry Hollendorfer. Flavien Prat has the call and she’s been off for 51 days. She is 11 for 11 ITM at SA and looks to make it four in a row. She’s a stalker with solid morning works. #7 Elysea’s World is a daughter of Champs Elysees (GB) for trainer Richard Baltas with Drayden Van Dyke in the saddle. She’s a strong closer exiting the G3 Santa Ana off a win and 8 for 11 ITM going the distance and two for three ITM at Santa Anita. #6 Steak of Luck cuts back in distance from the G3 Santa Ana with Mike Smith in the saddle. She’s a solid closer and a good candidate to complete your exotics.
Race #8 – The G1 Gold Cup – 1 1/4 – 7:33 pm EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – Gift Box / #4 – Lone Sailor / #1 – Blitzkrieg
#5 Gift Box is a son of Twirling Candy for the John Sadler barn. Joel Rosario is the pilot and they are looking for their fourth straight. Exits a game win in the G1 Santa Anita Handicap and is 2 for 2 at Santa Anita with wins. Rosario is winning 25% at the meet and 56% when he teams up with Sadler. #4 Lone Sailor hails from the Thom Amoss barn with Flavien Prat in the saddle. He just got beat a neck in the G2 Oaklawn Handicap and is a real gamer. He’s a long range closer working well in the morning. #1 Blitzkrieg comes from the Doug O’Neill barn. This son of War Front looks to go five straight and make the turf to dirt switch shipping back from Golden Gate.
Race #9 – The G1 Shoemaker Mile – 1 mile on the turf – 8:03 pm EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #8 – Delta Prince / #5 – Catapult / #4 – River Boyne
#8 Delta Prince is a son of Street Cry (IRE) for trainer James Jerkens. Joel Rosario is the pilot and was impressive winning the G1 Makers Mile at Keeneland. He’s been off for 45 days working sharp in the morning. He’s faced some tough guys and should be a major danger. #5 Catapult is a son of Kitten’s Joy for John Sadler. Drayden Van Dyke in the irons and just missed as a beaten favorite in the G1 Kilroe Mile. He is two for two ITM at SA and loves the mile distance as a stout closer. #4 River Boyne is a son of Dandy Man for Jeff Mullins. Flavien Prat in the driver’s seat and 3rd off the layoff. He was a beaten favorite in the G3 San Franciso at Golden Gate. He loves to launch a late bid and will be heard from at the top of the lane.