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BetPTC.com Graded Stakes Preview – June 22

BetPTC.com / Weekend Stakes Preview / Ed Meyer

Thistledown Race #9 – The G3 Ohio Derby – 1 1/8 – 5:10 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #2 – Owendale / #4 – Global Campaign / #6 – Bethlehem Road

#2 Owendale comes in for trainer Brad Cox with Florent Geroux in the saddle. He is 3rd off the layoff exiting a closing effort in the Kentucky Derby. He was seven wide and moving quickly and turns back in distance today. Geroux will have him in mid pack waiting to push the button. #4 Global Campaign is the son of Curlin for trainer Stanley Hough. Luis Saez in the irons exiting a strong win in the G3 Peter Pan. Solid morning works and the trainer wins 40% with graded stakes. #6 Bethlehem Road is a son of Quality Road for Dee Curry. He is a perfect 3 for 3 and sports quick speed. He dusted the competition at Parx making the ship in move. Catch him if you can.

Monmouth Park

Race #10 – The G3 Iselin Stakes – 1 1/16 – 5:00 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Zanotti / #5 – Diamond King / #3 – Runnin’toluvya

#6 Zanotti is a son of Gio Ponti for trainer Juan Guerrero with Jorge Vargas in the saddle. This is his 2nd start of the year and had a sprint prep last out to get ready for two turns. He had a place finish last year in the G3 Monmouth Cup as a beaten favorite that day. Vargas is winning 20% on the year and wins 19% with pressing style runners. #5 Diamond King is a son of Quality Road for trainer John Servis. Jose Ortiz aboard the stalker and can be on the pace or just off. Ortiz wins 19% with close up close runners as they make a switch in riders. #3 Runnin’toluvya is a speedy gelding seeking his 11th straight victory shipping in from Charles Town where he wins flag fall to finish. Angel Suarez in the irons and he’ll be tough to catch.

Race #11 – The G1 United Nations – 1 3/8 on the turf – 5:28 pm EDT

BetPTC.com Selections / #1 – Bigger Picture / #4 – Focus Group / #6 – Zulu Alpha

#1 Bigger Picture is from the Mike Maker barn with Jersey Joe Bravo in the saddle. He scored in the G2 Elkhorn at Keeneland and is a stone cold closer. He’s been off two months and is 5 for 9 ITM going the distance. The rider is well acquainted with the New Jersey track. #4 Focus Group is a son of Kitten’s Joy for trainer Chad Brown. 3rd off the layoff and exits the G1 Man O’ War as a beaten favorite. He is 2 for 3 ITM at the distance and a stout closer. Jose Ortiz wins 21% with Brown and 18% on the turf. #6 Zulu Alpha is a son of Street Cry for Mike Maker. Channing Hill has the call as they make the 3rd off the layoff move. Hill fits the runner as they reunite from 2018 winning efforts.

Bangor ates

BetPTC.com – Horses to Watch – 5/23/16

Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer

The second jewel of the Triple Crown is in the books and there will be no Triple Crown winner this year. Players from all walks either prayed for the rain to benefit Exaggerator, or lived in hopes that Nyquist would continue his unbeaten streak. – When the sky opened up and Mother Nature flooded Baltimore. The fast pace set by Nyquist seemed to be the thing that dreams are made from for Team Desormeaux. – Back to the drawing board handicappers, and here are some runners you can keep watch to start building your Belmont bankroll.

Belmont

5/18/16 – Race #4 – #8 – 6f on the turf

#8 – Irish Actor = Cornelio Velasquez in the irons for Linda Rice, and this daughter of Patriot Act was making her first start in 7 months. She was dead last and came weaving through traffic for a solid fourth place effort over the quick turf. Give her a little more ground or a cleaner trip and it could be just what the doctor ordered.

Indiana Grand

5/18/16 – Race #5 – #7 – 5f on the turf

#7 – Dynamite Stick = Marcelino Pedroza  for Mike Lauer, and his mount tracked in the 2nd flight and had to take off heels at the top of the lane. He picked it up smartly and came rolling late to lose by a dirty nose at the wire.

NHC contest at BetPTC tournament

Belmont

5/18/16 – Race #8 – #5 – 1 1/4 on the turf

#5 – Promotional = Junior Alvarado had the call for the “mad genius” Thom Proctor. She had the best of trips and came flying like a down hill train. Once she arrived at the 1/8th pole, she was forced to take up sharply taking away all momentum.

Churchill Downs

5/21/16 – Race #1 – #6 – 1 mile on the main track

#6 – Tiz My Gal = Cisco Torres in the irons, and he saved ground all the way around the track. He had to slam on the brakes at the 1/16th pole and tried to quickly accelerate only to be a bridesmaid on this day.

Churchill Downs

5/21/16 – Race #5 – #7 – 1 1/16 on the main

#7 – Sugar Kate = Channing Hill aboard for Tim Glyshaw, and his mare was in tight and pinballed around at the start. Once e she settled out and regained her momentum, she was forced to angle out and forced to steady once again. – Keep her in the clear and Team Glyshaw gets their picture taken.