BetPTC.com / Weekend Stakes Preview / Ed Meyer
Race#9 – The Tropical Turf – 1 mile on the turf – 3:45 pm EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Heart to Heart / #5 – Mr. Freeze / #7 – Your Only Man
#6 Heart to Heart a son of English Channel for the Brian Lynch barn. Julien Leparoux in the irons and exits the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile. He’s been off three months and is a 21% trainer with graded stakes. Julien should have him on the front end and may be tough to catch. #5 Mr. Freeze is a son of To Honor and Serve shipping in from Parx and been away for three months. His dam Heavenly Cat has five turf winners from eight starters. Robby Albarado in the irons and they are 3 for 7 ITM the past 14 days. This is his first try on the greensward and has plenty of back class. #7 Your Only Man is a son of Creative Cause for Marcus Vitali. Irad Ortiz picks up the mount and is winning 23% on the weeds. He is stepping up in class and is 6 for 7 ITM at the distance.
Race #11 – The G3 Marshua’s River – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:47 pm EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #7 – La Signare / #1 – Bellavais / #3 – Bombshell
#7 La Signare is a daughter of Siyouni (FR) who has 3 starters and 3 turf winners to her credit. Jose Ortiz in the irons and he picks up the mount from Joel Rosario who headed out to the west coast. Toss out her last race in the G1 Belmont Oaks and she is 2 for 2 ITM on the grass. She has been away from the races for six months. She owns some strong works at Palm Meadows and will come firing fresh for a solid barn. #1 Bellavais is a daughter of Tapit for trainer Todd Pletcher. Javier Castellano has the call and is making her second start off the layoff. She should be forwardly placed and benefit from Castellano in the driver’s seat. #3 Bombshell is a daughter of Bellamy Road. She is looking for her third straight and been off for 50 days. Arnaud Delacour is the conditioner and Luis Saez has the call winning 21% at the meet.
Race #6 – The G3 Las Cienegas – 6 1/2f on the turf – 6:00 pm EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #4 – Belvoir Bay / #5 – Selcourt / #9 -Painting Corners
#4 Belvoir Bay hails from the Peter Miller who is winning 15%. The hot hand of Flavien Prat in the irons and she is 7 for 8 ITM at SA. She’s been off for three months exiting the G3 Buffalo Trace at Keeneland and was a beaten favorite. She loves the surface and been working a regular clip. #5 Selcourt is a speedy gal from the John Sadler barn. Tyler Baze has the call and been away from the races for two months shipping in from CD from the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. #9 Painting Corners comes from the Peter Miller barn and has Joel Rosario in the driver’s seat. She is 6 for 7 ITM over the SA oval and been away for two months. Look for strong effort from the Miller barn as he comes in loaded.
Race #8 – The G3 La Canada – 1 1/16 – 7:00 PM EDT
BetPTC.com Selections / #6 – Escape Clause / #7 – K P Wildcat / #4 – True Royalty
#6 Escape Clause has Tyler Baze in the irons and is a solid stalker. She cuts back in distance from 9f and making the turf to dirt switch. The race has a little speed and deep closer. Maybe a close stalker can get the job done under the guidance of a talented reinsman. #7 K P Wildcat comes in from Zia Park and goes from a sprint to a route. Jeff Mullins is the conditioner and wins 21% with shippers. She’s been away for 52 days and Mullins wins 18% with freshened runners. #4 True Royalty comes from the John Sadler barn with Joel Rosario in the irons. She ships in from Keeneland in the G2 Raven Run. This daughter of Yes It’s True has plenty of early foot and the barn wins 18% with graded stakes.