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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

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Untapable, Stopchargingmaria square off in Shuvee

Untapable (Tapit), last year's champion three-year-old filly, has a belated first-ever meeting Sunday with Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat) Sunday in the $200,000 Shuvee H. (G3) at Saratoga.

Despite winning the Apple Blossom H. (G1) in April, Untapable hasn't looked quite as sharp this season dropping two of her three starts. Stopchargingmaria brings a three-for-record over the Saratoga strip into Shuvee.

Earlier in the card, fillies and mares will sprint 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in the $100,000 Caress.

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American Pharoah installed as 1-5 choice in eight-horse Haskell

American Pharoah took his first spin around the Monmouth Park track on Thursday morning (Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo)
American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), the first American Triple Crown winner in 37 years, will return to the races as an overwhelming favorite in Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. The Zayat Stabes homebred drew post 4 among eight three-year-olds in the 1 1/8-mile race and was installed as the 1-5 choice on the morning line by oddsmaker Brad Thomas.

Trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah brings a seven-race winning streak into the Haskell and is expected to receive one more prep before concluding his racing career in the October 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland. Jockey Victor Espinoza has been up for all seven victories and will accompany the sublime bay colt to the Jersey Shore.

Other entrants include Upstart (Flatter), Competitive Edge (Super Saver) and Keen Ice (Curlin). For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Haskell undercard attracts Protonico, 'Sexy,' Wildcat Red

Protonico (Giant's Causeway) takes on Bradester (Lion Heart), Pants on Fire (Jump Start) and Valid (Medaglia d'Oro) in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup (G2), on Sunday, one of five supporting stakes on Haskell Day.

The Oceanport (G3) features Kharafa (Kitalpha) and Lochte (Medaglia d'Oro), while I'm Already Sexy (Ready's Image) and Testa Rossi (Dr Fong) are the marquee attractions in the Matchmaker (G3). Wildcat Red (D'wildcat) tops the Teddy Drone, and Got Lucky (A.P. Indy) seeks to double up in the Lady's Secret.

For the full preview, visit this blog post on TwinSpires.com.

Beholder, Warren's Veneda square off yet again

Beholder (right) and Warren's Veneda (left) meet again (Benoit Photos)
Dual champion Beholder (Henny Hughes) and Grade 1 heroine Warren's Veneda (Affirmative) will face off the second time on Saturday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) at Del Mar.

The duo were first expected to meet up in the Vanity S. (G1) in early May, but a fever forced Beholder to stay in the barn as Warren's Veneda ran third to the re-opposing My Sweet Addiction (Tiznow).

The Adoration S. (G3) saw the pair lining up against each other, with Beholder prevailing in a hand ride over Warren's Veneda.

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, please click here.

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Frosted, Texas Red square off in Jim Dandy

Grade 1 winners Frosted (Tapit) and Texas Red (Afleet Alex) are the top draws in Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile test also features Japan (Medaglia d'Oro), an exciting prospect for Bill Mott who will be making his graded stakes debut.

The Jim Dandy attracted a short field of seven but three of the cross-entered runners are expected to depart for either the Haskell Invitational (G1) and West Virginia Derby (G2). Friday's $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga, a 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds who haven't captured a graded stakes in 2015, has the same problem, with several of its seven entrants expected to scratch for other races this weekend.

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Madefromlucky heads West Virginia Derby

Eleven horses were entered for Saturday's $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2), but the participation rate figures to be much less with nearly half the field cross-entered to other lucrative stakes for three-year-olds this weekend.

Peter Pan (G2) winner Madefromlucky (Lookin at Lucky), one of three entrants for Todd Pletcher, has been confirmed for the 1 1/8-mile event and is listed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line with new rider Joe Bravo.

The West Virginia Derby is one of nine races on the all-stakes program at Mountaineer. For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Rock Fall meets Salutos Amigos in Vanderbilt

Rock Fall (Speightstown), convincing winner of the June 6 True North (G2) for his fifth consecutive win, could face his stiffest test to date when he takes on Salutos Amigos (Salute the Sarge) and five others in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.

Other stakes on the Jim Dandy (G2) undercard include the $250,000 Bowling Green H. (G2) for older horses on the turf and the $200,000 Amsterdam (G2) for three-year-old sprinters.

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Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Friday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Arlington Park   (3rd) O No Not U Again, 7-2
    (7th) Madamoiselle Bond, 3-1
Belterra Park   (2nd) Camp Zippy, 3-1
    (4th) Dig Blue Water, 4-1
Canterbury Park   (3rd) Crossed Boundary, 4-1
    (4th) Dear Fay, 7-2
Charles Town   (3rd) Stormy Witch, 3-1
    (4th) Orland Flash, 7-2
Del Mar   (5th) Fast Track, 5-1
    (6th) Desert Dynamo, 4-1
Ellis Park   (3rd) Susans Quest, 5-1
    (8th) Cold Spice, 9-2
Emerald Downs   (3rd) Cats Ransom, 7-2
    (6th) Mo's Flashy Date, 3-1
Evangeline Downs   (2nd) Lily Camellia, 4-1
    (8th) Friend of Indy, 5-1
Finger Lakes   (3rd) Hi Ho Silverman, 4-1
    (6th) Patron Saint, 3-1
Gulfstream Park   (3rd) Little Twitch, 7-2
    (10th) Siccar, 3-1
Indiana Grand   (7th) Bonnie Brette, 5-1
    (8th) Two If by Sea, 3-1
Laurel Park   (2nd) Heidi's Holiday, 7-2
    (7th) Angel of the Nile, 3-1
Louisiana Downs   (4th) Hey Meestermeester, 7-2
    (6th) Wolf City, 3-1
Monmouth Park   (2nd) Hopefally, 3-1
    (8th) Prague, 3-1
Penn National   (2nd) Run for Luck, 9-2
    (8th) Repentless Lady, 3-1
Prairie Meadows   (6th) Successful Show, 4-1
    (7th) Weknewuweretrouble, 5-1
Santa Rosa   (5th) Lucky Silverdollar, 9-2
    (7th) Time and Tides, 3-1
Saratoga   (7th) Kabang, 7-2
    (9th) Big Looie, 6-1
Thistledown   (2nd) Fivefeethi Nrisen, 4-1
    (7th) Magna Rex, 7-2
Woodbine   (4th) Don't Worry, 6-1
    (7th) Absolute, 3-1

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