Weekend Recap 6/2

Rydilluc takes home the win in the Penn Mile

Rydilluc ran his turf record to a perfect four for four on Saturday when he and Edgar Prado won the inaugural running of the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National.  Rydilluc (BetPTC.com Top Selection) sat in second early on as 100/1 shot Yougotthatgoinforu went out and set the early pace.  Rydilluc took command as the field reached the top of the stretch and gradually edged away as they came into the stretch.  Charming Kitten and Jack Milton both finally got going, but it was too late as Rydilluc cruised home to win by three quarters of a length.  Charming Kitten finished second, just a nose ahead of Jack Milton (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) who finished up in third.  Noble Tune was slow early on and could never make an impression, finishing up in fifth.

In the Mountainview Handicap it was Easter Gift (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) who blew them away late to win by two and a quarter lengths in the $250,000 event.  Sent off as the 7/2 third choice, Easter Gift set up shop in fifth early on as Rattlesnake Bridge (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) and Pants on Fire (BetPTC.com Top Selection) went out and set the pace.  Pants on Fire took command at the top of the lane, but was immediately greeted by Norman Asbjornson (BetPTC.com Longshot) who took command into the stretch.  But Easter Gift and Kendrick Carmouche had all the momentum late to get up for the win.  Norman Asbjornson finished up in second at 13/1 while Pants on Fire completed a BetPTC.com trifecta worth $561.20 for every $2 wager.  In the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup saw Tightend Touchdown (BetPTC.com Top Selection) go all the way to take home the $150,000 event.  The race dynamics changed significantly when Kyma bore out on the turn and effected many of the runners, including Ben’s Cat (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection), who still rallied up to finish in third.  Tightend Touchdown went to the front and never looked back though, opening up to win by over five lengths in the end over Bridgetown and Ben’s Cat.

State Treasurer pulls off mild upset in the Molson Pace 

State Treasurer was the third choice in the Friday Night’s $150,000 Molson Pace, but he was a distant third choice behind heavily favored Foiled Again and Betterthancheddar.  But Star Treasurer (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) was able to hold on to score the win in the Western Fair Feature.  Blue Star Treasurer sat fourth early on as Foiled Again (BetPTC.com Top Selection) went out to set the early fractions, with mild pressure from Betterthancheddar.  State Treasurer was forced three paths wide on the final turn, but he and Randy Waples had all the momentum and they got up to win by a quarter of a length over Betterthancheddar, who was half a length ahead of Foiled Again, who ran third.  Foiled Again was the two time defending champion of the race.

Big Biz Perry pulls off a shocker in the Heritage Place Futurity

There was a million bucks on the line Saturday night at Remington Park, and it was Big Biz Perry who took home the majority of the money by virtue of her win in the Heritage Place Futurity.  Sent off at odds of 29/1, Big Biz Perry broke sharply and took the lead right form the get-go under Cipriano Vidana.  Big Biz Perry had to hold off a hard charging Hes Relentless (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) who came rolling fast, but fell a head short at the wire.  Wagon Tales (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) came in third, only a neck behind the winner.

In the Heritage Place Derby it was heavily favored Brace For Bernal (BetPTC.com 2nd Selection) who dominated the four hundred yard event, scoring off by a length and a half in the end under jockey Paul Nieto.  Dashin Brown Streak finished up in second while Big Boi (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) rounded out the trifecta.

Clubhouse Ride finally breaks through in the Californian

Clubhouse Ride had started to get a bit of second-itis lately, as he had finished in the runner up spot in five straight starts, including three in a row behind Game on Dude.  However he improved enough on Saturday to jump into the top spot by winning the $150,000 Grade 2 Californian at Hollywood Park.  Sent off as the 3/1 second choice, Clubhouse Ride secured a perfect garden trip early on, as Blueskiesnrainbows (BetPTC.com 3rd Selection) went out and pushed the pace along with Batti Man.  Those two both folded at the top of the lane, and Clubhouse Ride and Garrett Gomez took full advantage and drew away to win by two and a quarter lengths over the closing favorite Liaison who ran second.  Oilisblackgold (BetPTC.com Longshot) got up to complete the trifecta at odds of 21/1.  Next up for Clubhouse Ride could be a re-match with Game on Dude in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.


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