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TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015

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Medal Count retired

Medal Count showed his versatility winning races on dirt, turf and synthetics (Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Grade 3 winner Medal Count (Dynaformer), third in the 2014 Belmont Stakes (G1), has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington as the newest participant in the farm's renowned Share The Upside Program.

His Share The Upside fee will be $6,500 stands & nurses on a one-year commitment, and breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right in Medal Count after producing just one live foal in 2017. Medal Count will also be available on a traditional stands & nurses contract for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

"Medal Count is very similar to Temple City, another G1-performing Dynaformer we raced and then retired to stud on our Share The Upside program," Hughes said. "Temple City has proven to be successful for our Share The Upside partners, and he booked full in 2015 at a substantially higher fee than his original Share The Upside price. Medal Count could be the last top son of Dynaformer to enter stud, and we feel like he's another good opportunity for breeders through our Share The Upside program."

Medal Count broke onto the scene as a two-year-old with a 6 1/4-length debut win on dirt. After an unplaced finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), the bay colt opened his three-year-old campaign with a victory over turf allowance foes at Gulfstream Park before capturing Keeneland's Transylvania S. (G3) on Polytrack two starts later.

Returning on just eight days rest after the Transylvania, Medal Count finished a strong runner-up in the Blue Grass S. (G1) to earn a berth into the Kentucky Derby (G1). The Run for the Roses proved to be rough journey for Medal Count, who finished a troubled eighth, but he came back with a valiant third in the third jewel of the Triple Crown, missing by only a length in the Belmont.

He made only two starts this year, wrapping up his racing career with a seventh in the June 27 Firecracker (G2) at Churchill Downs, and Medal Count retires sound with earnings of $480,671 from a 14-3-2-1 record.

"Medal Count is a unique Dynaformer because he was precocious and had Grade 1 ability on the dirt," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. "You don't see many of them win their debut on dirt as two-year-olds, and then become Classic-placed on dirt as three-year-olds. Like Temple City, Medal Count has a strong dirt female family, and is more refined than your typical Dynaformer, while still possessing the soundness and toughness that's synonymous with that sire line. We believe breeders are going to like Medal Count and the value he presents."

Out of the graded stakes-placed Unbridled's Song mare Brisquette, Medal Count is a half-brother to Garden District (Dixie Union), a Grade 3-winning filly. Bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Medal Count was a $360,000 yearling purchase by Spendthrift at Keeneland September.

For more information about Medal Count, Spendthrift's Share The Upside Program, or to set up an inspection during the Fasig-Tipton July sale, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.

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Medal Count retired

Medal Count showed his versatility winning races on dirt, turf and synthetics (Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Grade 3 winner Medal Count (Dynaformer), third in the 2014 Belmont Stakes (G1), has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington as the newest participant in the farm's renowned Share The Upside Program.

His Share The Upside fee will be $6,500 stands & nurses on a one-year commitment, and breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right in Medal Count after producing just one live foal in 2017. Medal Count will also be available on a traditional stands & nurses contract for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

"Medal Count is very similar to Temple City, another G1-performing Dynaformer we raced and then retired to stud on our Share The Upside program," Hughes said. "Temple City has proven to be successful for our Share The Upside partners, and he booked full in 2015 at a substantially higher fee than his original Share The Upside price. Medal Count could be the last top son of Dynaformer to enter stud, and we feel like he's another good opportunity for breeders through our Share The Upside program."

Medal Count broke onto the scene as a two-year-old with a 6 1/4-length debut win on dirt. After an unplaced finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), the bay colt opened his three-year-old campaign with a victory over turf allowance foes at Gulfstream Park before capturing Keeneland's Transylvania S. (G3) on Polytrack two starts later.

Returning on just eight days rest after the Transylvania, Medal Count finished a strong runner-up in the Blue Grass S. (G1) to earn a berth into the Kentucky Derby (G1). The Run for the Roses proved to be rough journey for Medal Count, who finished a troubled eighth, but he came back with a valiant third in the third jewel of the Triple Crown, missing by only a length in the Belmont.

He made only two starts this year, wrapping up his racing career with a seventh in the June 27 Firecracker (G2) at Churchill Downs, and Medal Count retires sound with earnings of $480,671 from a 14-3-2-1 record.

"Medal Count is a unique Dynaformer because he was precocious and had Grade 1 ability on the dirt," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. "You don't see many of them win their debut on dirt as two-year-olds, and then become Classic-placed on dirt as three-year-olds. Like Temple City, Medal Count has a strong dirt female family, and is more refined than your typical Dynaformer, while still possessing the soundness and toughness that's synonymous with that sire line. We believe breeders are going to like Medal Count and the value he presents."

Out of the graded stakes-placed Unbridled's Song mare Brisquette, Medal Count is a half-brother to Garden District (Dixie Union), a Grade 3-winning filly. Bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Medal Count was a $360,000 yearling purchase by Spendthrift at Keeneland September.

For more information about Medal Count, Spendthrift's Share The Upside Program, or to set up an inspection during the Fasig-Tipton July sale, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.

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Belmont to host two 'Super Saturdays' of Breeders' Cup preps

The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic will anchor the September 26 card, with the Jockey Club Gold Cup the centerpiece on October 3 (Courtesy of NYRA)
The 38-day fall championship meet at Belmont Park will feature not one but two "Super" Saturdays, with 11 graded stakes worth $4.2 million on September 26 and October 3. In all, 40 stakes worth $10.6 million will be offered during the meet, which runs from Friday, September 11, through Sunday, November 1.

A pair of "Win and You're In" races for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to be held at Keeneland Race Course on October 30-31 will anchor the card on September 26: the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) in the Turf division and the $400,000 Vosburgh (G1) in the Sprint division.

Also on the card are the $400,000 Beldame (G1) for fillies and mares, the Gallant Bloom H. (G2) for filly and mare sprinters and the $200,000 Pilgrim (G3) for juveniles on the turf.

The lead-up to the Breeders' Cup will continue on the following Saturday, October 3, with the centerpiece of the fall meet, the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1). The 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup, which offers automatic entry and a fees-paid trip to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), is one of four "Win and You're In" offerings on the card.

Rounding out the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series races are the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) for turf distaffers, the $500,000 Champagne (G1) for two-year-olds and the $400,000 Frizette (G1) for two-year-old fillies. The $400,000 Kelso H. (G2) at a mile and the $500,000 Hill Prince (G3) for three-year-olds on the turf complete the graded stakes on the card.

"With the Breeders' Cup scheduled at the end of October, it afforded us the opportunity to present two blockbuster days of racing instead of one," said Martin Panza, Senior Vice President of Racing Operations for the New York Racing Association. "We anticipate both to be 'must-see' days at Belmont Park this fall."

The spotlight will shine on the Empire State on Saturday, October 24, when the top New York-breds gather at Belmont Park to complete in eight stakes races worth $1.75 million, highlighted by the $300,000 Empire Classic at 1 1/8 miles.

Fans can watch and wager on all the Breeders' Cup action at Belmont Park and the simulcast center at Aqueduct Racetrack on October 30 and 31, with live racing action at Belmont to include the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm (G3) for fillies and mares on Friday and the $200,000 Bold Ruler (G3) at seven furlongs on Saturday.

The meet will conclude with the $100,000 Pumpkin Pie for filly and mare sprinters on Sunday, November 1.

Thoroughbred action moves to Aqueduct beginning Wednesday, November 4, for the Big A's fall meet, the centerpiece of which is Cigar Mile Day on Saturday, November 28.

Joining the $500,000 Cigar Mile H. (G1) will be the $300,000 Comely (G3) for three-year-old fillies and a pair of prestigious Grade 2 events for juveniles, the $300,000 Remsen and the $300,000 Demoiselle for fillies, both at 1 1/8 miles.

Immediately preceding Cigar Mile Day will be the $250,000 Fall Highweight H. (G3) on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, and the $300,000 Go for Wand H. (G3) for fillies on mares on Friday, November 27.

Kicking off the meet will be the first two of 27 stakes worth $4.8 million: the $200,000 Nashua (G2) for two-year-olds and the $200,000 Tempted (G3) for two-year-old fillies, both at a mile.

The $200,000 Long Island (G3) for turf fillies and mares going 1 1/2 miles is slated for the first Saturday of the meet, November 7, with the $150,000 Discovery (G3) for three-year-olds on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, and the $250,000 Red Smith (G3) at 1 3/8 miles on the turf to be run on Saturday, November 14.

Following a winter recess from Monday, December 21 through Friday, December 25, racing will resume on Saturday, December 26 with the $100,000 Damon Runyon for two-year-old New York-breds and the $100,000 Gravesend for sprinters.

The final stakes of the year will be the $100,000 Alex M. Robb for state-breds on Thursday, December 31.

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Breeding & Sales News

Keeneland September trims Book 1 to three days, moves dark day to Thursday

Keeneland officials made the changes in response to consignors and buyers (Keeneland Photo)
Keeneland sales officials Monday announced an adjustment to the opening week schedule for the 2015 September Yearling Sale, the world's premier Thoroughbred auction, to be held September 14-26.

This year's September Sale will open with a three-day Book 1, spanning Monday-Wednesday, September 14-16, one day less than previously. The sale's traditional "dark day," when no sales are conducted, will move from Friday of opening week to Thursday, September 17. The Book 2 sale will be conducted Friday-Saturday, September 18-19, followed by Books 3-6 beginning Sunday, September 20.

"Offering the highest-quality catalogs and conveniences to our clients is Keeneland's No. 1 goal, and these tweaks will further streamline the sales process and enhance momentum for the whole sale," Keeneland President & CEO Bill Thomason said.

"We've listened to our consignors and buyers, who prefer a tighter Book 1, offering more horses each day over fewer days and starting earlier," Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell said. "They also want a more immediate, smoother transition to Book 2 horses. This change affords buyers the opportunity to inspect a greater number of horses during Week 1."

Book 2 horses will now be available for buyer inspection beginning Wednesday, September 16. In previous years, which featured a four-day Book 1 and a break on Friday, Week 1 buyers were exposed only to Book 2 horses through Sunday. A three-day Book 1 offers Week 1 buyers the ability to inspect Book 1, Book 2 and some Book 3 horses.

The stabling format will return to a traditional barn rotation, with Book 1 horses in Barns 1-24 and Book 2 horses in Barns 25-49.

The format for the 2015 September Sale will be as follows:

  • Book 1 (Monday-Wednesday, September 14-16) -- The September Sale opens with the premier Book 1 catalog, which will span three days versus four previously. Sessions will begin an hour earlier at 11 a.m. (EDT). Yearlings will continue to be cataloged alphabetically by dam. 
     
  • Dark Day, Thursday, September 17 -- The break will move from Friday of opening week to Thursday.
     
  • Book 2 (Friday-Saturday, September 18-19) -- Sessions begin at 10 a.m.
     
  • Book 3-6 (Sunday-Saturday, September 20-26) -- Sessions begin at 10 a.m.
  • Keeneland's September Sale annually attracts the world's major foreign and domestic buyers, top trainers and bloodstock advisers, and prominent juvenile sales consignors. The sale is globally regarded as the primary barometer of the health of the Thoroughbred industry.

    Results for the 2014 September Sale were nearly equal to 2013, continuing a healthy trend toward market stability and confidence in the Thoroughbred industry. Trade in the upper middle market (horses sold for $400,000 or more) proved exceptionally strong, with 13 horses selling for $1 million or more in Book 1. The highest-priced yearling of each session during Book 2 and Week 2 of last year's sale exceeded the top price for the corresponding session in 2013, further indicating the sale's strong performance. In each of those sessions, a yearling sold for $100,000 or more.

    Keeneland will provide live coverage of the entire 2015 September Sale at keeneland.com.

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    Racing Headlines

    Belmont to host two 'Super Saturdays' of Breeders' Cup preps

    The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic will anchor the September 26 card, with the Jockey Club Gold Cup the centerpiece on October 3 (Courtesy of NYRA)
    The 38-day fall championship meet at Belmont Park will feature not one but two "Super" Saturdays, with 11 graded stakes worth $4.2 million on September 26 and October 3. In all, 40 stakes worth $10.6 million will be offered during the meet, which runs from Friday, September 11, through Sunday, November 1.

    A pair of "Win and You're In" races for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to be held at Keeneland Race Course on October 30-31 will anchor the card on September 26: the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) in the Turf division and the $400,000 Vosburgh (G1) in the Sprint division.

    Also on the card are the $400,000 Beldame (G1) for fillies and mares, the Gallant Bloom H. (G2) for filly and mare sprinters and the $200,000 Pilgrim (G3) for juveniles on the turf.

    The lead-up to the Breeders' Cup will continue on the following Saturday, October 3, with the centerpiece of the fall meet, the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1). The 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup, which offers automatic entry and a fees-paid trip to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), is one of four "Win and You're In" offerings on the card.

    Rounding out the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series races are the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) for turf distaffers, the $500,000 Champagne (G1) for two-year-olds and the $400,000 Frizette (G1) for two-year-old fillies. The $400,000 Kelso H. (G2) at a mile and the $500,000 Hill Prince (G3) for three-year-olds on the turf complete the graded stakes on the card.

    "With the Breeders' Cup scheduled at the end of October, it afforded us the opportunity to present two blockbuster days of racing instead of one," said Martin Panza, Senior Vice President of Racing Operations for the New York Racing Association. "We anticipate both to be 'must-see' days at Belmont Park this fall."

    The spotlight will shine on the Empire State on Saturday, October 24, when the top New York-breds gather at Belmont Park to complete in eight stakes races worth $1.75 million, highlighted by the $300,000 Empire Classic at 1 1/8 miles.

    Fans can watch and wager on all the Breeders' Cup action at Belmont Park and the simulcast center at Aqueduct Racetrack on October 30 and 31, with live racing action at Belmont to include the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm (G3) for fillies and mares on Friday and the $200,000 Bold Ruler (G3) at seven furlongs on Saturday.

    The meet will conclude with the $100,000 Pumpkin Pie for filly and mare sprinters on Sunday, November 1.

    Thoroughbred action moves to Aqueduct beginning Wednesday, November 4, for the Big A's fall meet, the centerpiece of which is Cigar Mile Day on Saturday, November 28.

    Joining the $500,000 Cigar Mile H. (G1) will be the $300,000 Comely (G3) for three-year-old fillies and a pair of prestigious Grade 2 events for juveniles, the $300,000 Remsen and the $300,000 Demoiselle for fillies, both at 1 1/8 miles.

    Immediately preceding Cigar Mile Day will be the $250,000 Fall Highweight H. (G3) on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, and the $300,000 Go for Wand H. (G3) for fillies on mares on Friday, November 27.

    Kicking off the meet will be the first two of 27 stakes worth $4.8 million: the $200,000 Nashua (G2) for two-year-olds and the $200,000 Tempted (G3) for two-year-old fillies, both at a mile.

    The $200,000 Long Island (G3) for turf fillies and mares going 1 1/2 miles is slated for the first Saturday of the meet, November 7, with the $150,000 Discovery (G3) for three-year-olds on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, and the $250,000 Red Smith (G3) at 1 3/8 miles on the turf to be run on Saturday, November 14.

    Following a winter recess from Monday, December 21 through Friday, December 25, racing will resume on Saturday, December 26 with the $100,000 Damon Runyon for two-year-old New York-breds and the $100,000 Gravesend for sprinters.

    The final stakes of the year will be the $100,000 Alex M. Robb for state-breds on Thursday, December 31.

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    Breeders' Cup nomination discounts available to July 15

    Once horses of racing age are nominated, they remain Breeders' Cup eligible for the duration of their careers (Courtesy of Breeders' Cup Ltd.)
    Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Wednesday, July 15, for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, October 30-31 at Keeneland Race Course. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 13 Grade 1 Breeders' Cup World Championship races.

    The nomination discounts are as follows:

  • Two-year-olds by a nominated Breeders' Cup stallion can join the program for US$12,000; this one-time nomination fee makes the racehorse eligible for its entire racing career to the Breeders' Cup.
     
  • Three-year olds and up that were foaled in the Northern Hemisphere and sired by a nominated stallion will receive a 50 percent discount off normal racehorse nomination fees and three year-olds and older born in the Southern Hemisphere can nominate for 25 percent of their regular nomination fee.
     
  • All nominated racehorses are eligible for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and any other racing program of the Breeders' Cup for as long as they race.
  • Following the July 15 deadline, the price for all non-nominated runners reverts back to the standard racehorse nomination fee of US$100,000 or more until October 20, when all runners must be pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races.

    Owners may nominate their horses of racing age online at members.breederscup.com or by calling the Breeders' Cup Racing department at (859) 514-9422.

    Owners of horses or racing age by non-nominated stallions can also take advantage of discounted prices before July 15. Two-year-olds by non-nominated stallions can join the program for US$18,000; Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds and older for US$100,000 and Southern Hemisphere three-year-olds and older for US$50,000.

    Below is the complete list of nomination prices and deadlines.

    Horses of Racing Age sired by Nominated Stallion and Nominated before July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $12,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $25,000 (US)
  • Horses of Racing Age Sired by Nominated Stallion and Nominated after July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $100,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
  • Sired by NON Nominated Stallion and Nominated before July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $18,000 (US) 
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
  • Sired by NON Nominated Stallion and Nominated after July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $200,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $200,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $200,000 (US)
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    Breeders' Cup nomination discounts available to July 15

    Once horses of racing age are nominated, they remain Breeders' Cup eligible for the duration of their careers (Courtesy of Breeders' Cup Ltd.)
    Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Wednesday, July 15, for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, October 30-31 at Keeneland Race Course. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 13 Grade 1 Breeders' Cup World Championship races.

    The nomination discounts are as follows:

  • Two-year-olds by a nominated Breeders' Cup stallion can join the program for US$12,000; this one-time nomination fee makes the racehorse eligible for its entire racing career to the Breeders' Cup.
     
  • Three-year olds and up that were foaled in the Northern Hemisphere and sired by a nominated stallion will receive a 50 percent discount off normal racehorse nomination fees and three year-olds and older born in the Southern Hemisphere can nominate for 25 percent of their regular nomination fee.
     
  • All nominated racehorses are eligible for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and any other racing program of the Breeders' Cup for as long as they race.
  • Following the July 15 deadline, the price for all non-nominated runners reverts back to the standard racehorse nomination fee of US$100,000 or more until October 20, when all runners must be pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races.

    Owners may nominate their horses of racing age online at members.breederscup.com or by calling the Breeders' Cup Racing department at (859) 514-9422.

    Owners of horses or racing age by non-nominated stallions can also take advantage of discounted prices before July 15. Two-year-olds by non-nominated stallions can join the program for US$18,000; Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds and older for US$100,000 and Southern Hemisphere three-year-olds and older for US$50,000.

    Below is the complete list of nomination prices and deadlines.

    Horses of Racing Age sired by Nominated Stallion and Nominated before July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $12,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $25,000 (US)
  • Horses of Racing Age Sired by Nominated Stallion and Nominated after July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $100,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
  • Sired by NON Nominated Stallion and Nominated before July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $18,000 (US) 
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
  • Sired by NON Nominated Stallion and Nominated after July 15:

  • Two Year Olds: $200,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $200,000 (US)
  • Three Year Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $200,000 (US)
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    In brief

    At Santa Anita Monday, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) worked a half-mile in :47 3/5 in preparation for the August 2 Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth. For more, including video of the work, visit the TwinSpires.com blog post...

    The New York Racing Association lauded action taken Monday by the New York State Gaming Commission to provide enhanced wagering opportunities for bettors. The New York State Gaming Commission adopted two new rule changes on Monday: decoupling entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and adding superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races with coupled entries. The amendments are designed to boost handle by making races more palatable to the betting public. Currently, entries are only decoupled in races worth $1 million or more. The new rule will encompass all stakes races run on the NYRA circuit. "The New York Racing Association is very pleased with the Gaming Commission's decision to decouple entries in stakes races as it could increase field size, wagering opportunities and wagering revenue," said Christopher Kay, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Given additional betting interests and corresponding added handle, significant economic benefits may flow to horsemen, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders and Development Fund, the State of New York through taxes and regulatory fees, and to NYRA." The superfecta amendment could have an even greater impact on handle, according to Kay, and is modeled after the Gaming Commission's existing rule regarding trifectas in races with coupled entries...

    The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be streamed live in its entirety Wednesday at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp?section=48. The complete agenda for the summit, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) and conclude at 5 p.m., is available at the same link. The live stream will also be accessible from a link at jockeyclub.com. Underwritten and organized by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the summit is being hosted by Keeneland Association in the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky. It is free and open to the public. The summit will feature participation from industry leaders including Dr. Larry Bramlage; equine medical directors Dr. Rick Arthur, Dr. Scott Palmer and Dr. Mary Scollay; Dr. Tim Parkin, an equine epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow and a consultant to the Equine Injury Database; and Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory. Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, the equine and jockey injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs. The event will be emceed by Donna Barton Brothers...

    While Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) winner Golden Horn (Cape Cross) stole the spotlight last weekend when running away with the Eclipse S. (Eng-G1), trainer John Gosden was busy Monday revealing plans for his other' 2015 classic winners: Irish Derby (Ire-G1) victor Jack Hobbs (Halling) and Prix de Diane (Fr-G1) scorer Star of Seville (Duke of Marmalade). Jack Hobbs, who emerged from the shadows of Golden Horn to take the Irish Derby June 27, has the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1) as his long-term goal, and Gosden said the Godolphin colorbearer could prep in France. "He is having a short holiday now and is just trotting," Gosden noted. "A race like the Prix Niel ([Fr-G2] September 13) could be for him before the Arc. He is a Halling so if the ground is soft it should help him." Gosden said Star of Seville is set to be back in action at Glorious Goodwood August 1. "Star of Seville will head for the Nassau," he said. "She is in super form and is currently having a freshen up. They don't always handle the track at Goodwood as it can make them off-balance, but if she handles it she certainly has a chance."...

    Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-G1) victor New Bay (Dubawi) is likely to bypass a clash with Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) and Eclipse S. (Eng-G1) scorer Golden Horn (Cape Cross) in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. (Eng-G1) later this month and instead target Deauville's Prix Guillaume (Fr-G2) August 15, according to trainer Andre Fabre. "He is in the King George and we will discuss it with the Prince (owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah), but I think he is more likely to run in the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano," Fabre said. "That is a Group 2 over a mile and a quarter, which will be good for him." Khalid Abdullah and Fabre are still set to be represented in the King George, however, by last year's Hong Kong Vase (HK-G1) winner Flintshire (Dansili), who was also second in last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1), Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), and two Group 1s this year, including the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-G1) behind Treve (Motivator). "The King George is the plan for him," Fabre said. "He ran his usual good race at Saint-Cloud and I am sure he will at Ascot, providing he gets fast ground."...

    One Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) winner Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer), touched off by a short head in her last two outings in the Epsom Oaks (Eng-G1) and Pretty Polly S. (Ire-G1), will attempt to get back to the winner's circle in the Nassau S. (Eng-G1) at Glorious Goodwood August 1. Trainer David Wachman noted the filly would skip the Irish Oaks (Ire-G1) July 18. "She came out of the (Pretty Polly) fine so we will try again," Wachman said. "I'd say the Pretty Polly was a good race, the winner won well and the third was coming home well. The Nassau will be the same and it will be interesting." Another recent Group 1 winner likely for the Goodwood meeting is last month's Gold Cup (Eng-G1) winner Trip To Paris (Champs Elysees), who could bid to extend his reputation over long distances in the Goodwood Cup (Eng-G2) July 30. Trip To Paris was making a hefty class jump when he caused a mild upset in the Royal Ascot feature, having previously finished second in the Henry II S. (Eng-G3) off the back of three handicap victories. "Trip To Paris is very fresh and you would not think he's just won a Gold Cup," said trainer Ed Dunlop of the four-year-old. "I think we will go to Goodwood now for the Goodwood Cup. He does have a penalty to carry, but there is good money there and it's now under consideration."...

    Trainer Chris Waller arrived in Newmarket in time to supervise Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible)'s final work in preparation for Saturday's July Cup (Eng-G1) Monday, and the Australian conditioner said he was "happy" with what he saw from his dual Group 1 winner, who was partnered by James Doyle. "I was happy with that," Waller noted. "It was pretty standard work for him; we just let him quicken up over the last 400 meters. It was really just maintenance work. We don't need to improve him, we have just got to keep him happy and keep the speed in him. James seemed happy with him." Brazen Beau won last year's Coolmore Stud S. (Aus-G1) at Flemington, after which Darley bought an interest in the dark bay. The three-year-old added this year's Newmarket H. (Aus-G1) against elders to his resume, and was an eye-catching second while racing alone on the stands' side in the Diamond Jubilee S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot June 20. "He seems very well and his run at Ascot was very good," Waller observed. "The track here has more undulations than at Ascot so it is good for him to have a go on it." "It's a privilege being in here in England and we have been well looked after," he added. "It was great to get a taste of the action at Ascot but a success would be so much sweeter. We know we've got the horse good enough, he just needs a good draw and luck in running. If he gets that, I'm sure he will be there at the finish."...

    Last year's St Leger (Eng-G1) winner Kingston Hill (Mastercraftsman), who has already missed the first half of 2015 due to injury, could be out the rest of the year after suffering another setback. Trainer Roger Varian has reported that the colt has suffered a soft tissue injury to his left fore. "Unfortunately Kingston Hill has suffered a fresh training setback," Varian said. "He will again require a period of rest before he is able to resume training. Sadly, given the time of year, this fresh setback will cast a doubt over whether he will be able to race again this season." Also the winner of the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-G1) as a juvenile, Kingston Hill finished second to Australia in last year's Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) and was last seen finishing fourth behind Treve (Motivator) in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1) in October...

    Jockey Luis Gonzalez celebrated his 3,000th win Saturday while riding Tough as Steel (Good and Tough) in the 2ND race at ThistleDown. Originally from Panama, Gonzalez races at Tampa Bay Downs in the winter and is a frequent rider at ThistleDown in the summer. On Monday, Gonzalez increased that total by capturing the 2ND race aboard Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk). Riding in the United States since 1984, he has guided his mounts to purse earnings in excess of $30.4 million...

    Australian champion trainer Peter Moody could learn this week whether he will be charged for a positive cobalt sample returned by a horse in his care. Fellow Victorian trainers Mark Kavanagh, Danny O'Brien and Lee and Shannon Hope have all been recently charged in cobalt cases, with dates for hearings still to be set, and Racing Victoria's Chief Steward Terry Bailey told RSN Radio Monday that trial results on Moody's case were complete. "I'd be very surprised if we don't have some developments this week," Bailey said. "The trial results that we've been waiting on are through. Mr. Moody, I understand, is back in town this week so you can pretty much bank on some movement this week. Mr. Moody gave us an explanation which may explain the elevated cobalt level, and we've put that explanation to the test and simply been waiting on those trial test results and they came through late on Friday." Moody is best known as the trainer of unbeaten champion Black Caviar, whose samples were re-tested and cleared for cobalt earlier this year...

    Cozmic One (Bernardini), the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is entered at Belmont Park in Wednesday's 7TH race, a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up. Set at morning line odds of 4-1, he has drawn post 8 in the field of nine and will be ridden by Rajiv Maragh. The dark bay sophomore had failed to fire in his highly-anticipated debut, finishing last in a Santa Anita maiden special weight event last April. Lately, however, Cozmic One has been sharp on the worktab, posting back-to-back bullets in his last two works. "He's training well," said trainer John Shirreffs. "He's had some very good works lately. I thought his last race was a good experience for him and the timing is good now." Shirreffs added that Cozmic One will join the trainer's Saratoga operation again this summer.

    In brief

    At Santa Anita Monday, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) worked a half-mile in :47 3/5 in preparation for the August 2 Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth. For more, including video of the work, visit the TwinSpires.com blog post...

    The New York Racing Association lauded action taken Monday by the New York State Gaming Commission to provide enhanced wagering opportunities for bettors. The New York State Gaming Commission adopted two new rule changes on Monday: decoupling entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and adding superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races with coupled entries. The amendments are designed to boost handle by making races more palatable to the betting public. Currently, entries are only decoupled in races worth $1 million or more. The new rule will encompass all stakes races run on the NYRA circuit. "The New York Racing Association is very pleased with the Gaming Commission's decision to decouple entries in stakes races as it could increase field size, wagering opportunities and wagering revenue," said Christopher Kay, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Given additional betting interests and corresponding added handle, significant economic benefits may flow to horsemen, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders and Development Fund, the State of New York through taxes and regulatory fees, and to NYRA." The superfecta amendment could have an even greater impact on handle, according to Kay, and is modeled after the Gaming Commission's existing rule regarding trifectas in races with coupled entries...

    The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be streamed live in its entirety Wednesday at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp?section=48. The complete agenda for the summit, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) and conclude at 5 p.m., is available at the same link. The live stream will also be accessible from a link at jockeyclub.com. Underwritten and organized by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the summit is being hosted by Keeneland Association in the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky. It is free and open to the public. The summit will feature participation from industry leaders including Dr. Larry Bramlage; equine medical directors Dr. Rick Arthur, Dr. Scott Palmer and Dr. Mary Scollay; Dr. Tim Parkin, an equine epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow and a consultant to the Equine Injury Database; and Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory. Among the topics to be covered are racetrack surfaces, the equine and jockey injury databases, continuing education, and post-mortem programs. The event will be emceed by Donna Barton Brothers...

    While Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) winner Golden Horn (Cape Cross) stole the spotlight last weekend when running away with the Eclipse S. (Eng-G1), trainer John Gosden was busy Monday revealing plans for his other' 2015 classic winners: Irish Derby (Ire-G1) victor Jack Hobbs (Halling) and Prix de Diane (Fr-G1) scorer Star of Seville (Duke of Marmalade). Jack Hobbs, who emerged from the shadows of Golden Horn to take the Irish Derby June 27, has the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1) as his long-term goal, and Gosden said the Godolphin colorbearer could prep in France. "He is having a short holiday now and is just trotting," Gosden noted. "A race like the Prix Niel ([Fr-G2] September 13) could be for him before the Arc. He is a Halling so if the ground is soft it should help him." Gosden said Star of Seville is set to be back in action at Glorious Goodwood August 1. "Star of Seville will head for the Nassau," he said. "She is in super form and is currently having a freshen up. They don't always handle the track at Goodwood as it can make them off-balance, but if she handles it she certainly has a chance."...

    Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-G1) victor New Bay (Dubawi) is likely to bypass a clash with Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) and Eclipse S. (Eng-G1) scorer Golden Horn (Cape Cross) in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. (Eng-G1) later this month and instead target Deauville's Prix Guillaume (Fr-G2) August 15, according to trainer Andre Fabre. "He is in the King George and we will discuss it with the Prince (owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah), but I think he is more likely to run in the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano," Fabre said. "That is a Group 2 over a mile and a quarter, which will be good for him." Khalid Abdullah and Fabre are still set to be represented in the King George, however, by last year's Hong Kong Vase (HK-G1) winner Flintshire (Dansili), who was also second in last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1), Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), and two Group 1s this year, including the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-G1) behind Treve (Motivator). "The King George is the plan for him," Fabre said. "He ran his usual good race at Saint-Cloud and I am sure he will at Ascot, providing he gets fast ground."...

    One Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) winner Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer), touched off by a short head in her last two outings in the Epsom Oaks (Eng-G1) and Pretty Polly S. (Ire-G1), will attempt to get back to the winner's circle in the Nassau S. (Eng-G1) at Glorious Goodwood August 1. Trainer David Wachman noted the filly would skip the Irish Oaks (Ire-G1) July 18. "She came out of the (Pretty Polly) fine so we will try again," Wachman said. "I'd say the Pretty Polly was a good race, the winner won well and the third was coming home well. The Nassau will be the same and it will be interesting." Another recent Group 1 winner likely for the Goodwood meeting is last month's Gold Cup (Eng-G1) winner Trip To Paris (Champs Elysees), who could bid to extend his reputation over long distances in the Goodwood Cup (Eng-G2) July 30. Trip To Paris was making a hefty class jump when he caused a mild upset in the Royal Ascot feature, having previously finished second in the Henry II S. (Eng-G3) off the back of three handicap victories. "Trip To Paris is very fresh and you would not think he's just won a Gold Cup," said trainer Ed Dunlop of the four-year-old. "I think we will go to Goodwood now for the Goodwood Cup. He does have a penalty to carry, but there is good money there and it's now under consideration."...

    Trainer Chris Waller arrived in Newmarket in time to supervise Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible)'s final work in preparation for Saturday's July Cup (Eng-G1) Monday, and the Australian conditioner said he was "happy" with what he saw from his dual Group 1 winner, who was partnered by James Doyle. "I was happy with that," Waller noted. "It was pretty standard work for him; we just let him quicken up over the last 400 meters. It was really just maintenance work. We don't need to improve him, we have just got to keep him happy and keep the speed in him. James seemed happy with him." Brazen Beau won last year's Coolmore Stud S. (Aus-G1) at Flemington, after which Darley bought an interest in the dark bay. The three-year-old added this year's Newmarket H. (Aus-G1) against elders to his resume, and was an eye-catching second while racing alone on the stands' side in the Diamond Jubilee S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot June 20. "He seems very well and his run at Ascot was very good," Waller observed. "The track here has more undulations than at Ascot so it is good for him to have a go on it." "It's a privilege being in here in England and we have been well looked after," he added. "It was great to get a taste of the action at Ascot but a success would be so much sweeter. We know we've got the horse good enough, he just needs a good draw and luck in running. If he gets that, I'm sure he will be there at the finish."...

    Last year's St Leger (Eng-G1) winner Kingston Hill (Mastercraftsman), who has already missed the first half of 2015 due to injury, could be out the rest of the year after suffering another setback. Trainer Roger Varian has reported that the colt has suffered a soft tissue injury to his left fore. "Unfortunately Kingston Hill has suffered a fresh training setback," Varian said. "He will again require a period of rest before he is able to resume training. Sadly, given the time of year, this fresh setback will cast a doubt over whether he will be able to race again this season." Also the winner of the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-G1) as a juvenile, Kingston Hill finished second to Australia in last year's Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) and was last seen finishing fourth behind Treve (Motivator) in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-G1) in October...

    Jockey Luis Gonzalez celebrated his 3,000th win Saturday while riding Tough as Steel (Good and Tough) in the 2ND race at ThistleDown. Originally from Panama, Gonzalez races at Tampa Bay Downs in the winter and is a frequent rider at ThistleDown in the summer. On Monday, Gonzalez increased that total by capturing the 2ND race aboard Operation Dynamo (Dunkirk). Riding in the United States since 1984, he has guided his mounts to purse earnings in excess of $30.4 million...

    Australian champion trainer Peter Moody could learn this week whether he will be charged for a positive cobalt sample returned by a horse in his care. Fellow Victorian trainers Mark Kavanagh, Danny O'Brien and Lee and Shannon Hope have all been recently charged in cobalt cases, with dates for hearings still to be set, and Racing Victoria's Chief Steward Terry Bailey told RSN Radio Monday that trial results on Moody's case were complete. "I'd be very surprised if we don't have some developments this week," Bailey said. "The trial results that we've been waiting on are through. Mr. Moody, I understand, is back in town this week so you can pretty much bank on some movement this week. Mr. Moody gave us an explanation which may explain the elevated cobalt level, and we've put that explanation to the test and simply been waiting on those trial test results and they came through late on Friday." Moody is best known as the trainer of unbeaten champion Black Caviar, whose samples were re-tested and cleared for cobalt earlier this year...

    Cozmic One (Bernardini), the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is entered at Belmont Park in Wednesday's 7TH race, a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up. Set at morning line odds of 4-1, he has drawn post 8 in the field of nine and will be ridden by Rajiv Maragh. The dark bay sophomore had failed to fire in his highly-anticipated debut, finishing last in a Santa Anita maiden special weight event last April. Lately, however, Cozmic One has been sharp on the worktab, posting back-to-back bullets in his last two works. "He's training well," said trainer John Shirreffs. "He's had some very good works lately. I thought his last race was a good experience for him and the timing is good now." Shirreffs added that Cozmic One will join the trainer's Saratoga operation again this summer.

    Notebooks

    LOS ALAMITOS NOTEBOOK

    JULY 8, 2015

    by John Mucciolo

    A single graded race kicked off the action during the opening weekend at Los Alamitos.

    Los Alamitos Derby (G2): Watson, Weitman and Pegram's GIMMA DA LUTE (Midnight Lute) took a short lead in early stretch and held off a game late challenge from Prospect Park (Tapit) en route to a nose win under Martin Garcia. The Bob Baffert trainee clocked 1 1/8 miles on the fast main oval in 1:47 to earn a second straight graded win.

    Track Stats

    From a total of 34 races held over the California racetrack during the past week, favorites won at a 29 percent clip and the top two betting choices combined for 53 percent of the wins. Eleven races were won in wire-to-wire fashion (32 percent).

    Five of the nine winners on Saturday won when leading at every call. But since 10 of the 11 wire jobs this past week occurred in sprint runs, often by logical horses, we can't tab a definitive bias just yet.

    Meet Totals

    RACES:   34
    DIRT:   34
    FAVORITES:   10 (29 percent)
    2ND CHOICES:   8 (23 percent)
    DIRT WIRE:   11 (32 percent)

    HORSES TO WATCH

    Thursday (7/2)

    3RD -- WARM ENDOWMENT (Unusual Heat) couldn't catch the favored winner but put in a nice run to be a clear second in a fine debut showing for conditioner Dean Pedersen. The juvenile filly could be sitting on a win in her comeback race.

    7TH -- MAGIC MARK (Benchmark) tracked in second, confronted the early leader in the lane and then powered home a convincing winner at a nice price for trainer Ron Ellis. The five-year-old gelding could be tough right back in what could be the start of a nice form cycle.

    8TH -- LILY POD (Bernstein) did everything right but win this race in a very good first try for Richard Baltas. The filly, who was hammered at the windows, opened up a big lead and just missed late, and we expect her top graduate before long.

    Friday (7/3)

    1ST -- BLUE CILANTRO (Square Eddie) showed early foot and closed with good energy at first call for trainer Ben Cecil, who rarely has his first-time starters primed up. The sophomore miss should be expected to improve next out which would make her very dangerous.

    Saturday (7/4)

    1ST -- SURFSIDE TIARA (Scat Daddy) couldn't get the winner but finished more than eight lengths clear of third in a race that featured a fine top duo. The Jerry Hollendorfer pupil will be a winner in the very near future in our estimation.

    5TH -- We didn't think TURNOVER (Big Brown) beat much in this one for trainer Bob Baffert, but the gelding did so in impressive fashion making his seasonal debut. The four-year-old could be almost any kind in the second half of this season.

    8TH -- PROSPECT PARK showed improvement in his second run off the layoff and we still think this one has a few big trophies coming his way for conditioner Cliff Sise Jr. The sophomore colt has some improved early foot and still owns that late burst, and he has room for improvement.

    Sunday (7/5)

    8TH -- SUPER MAJESTY (Super Saver) has been spectacular from a pair of lifetime runs and the brilliant sophomore filly surely should be graded stakes-bound after running this field off their respective feet, crossing the wire 15 1/4 lengths in front while geared down late.

    A Look Ahead

    Saturday will play host to the $200,000 Great Lady M S. (G2) for fillies and mares.

    Top Speed/Class ratings

    NATIONAL

    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3&up Dirt Routes
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Effinex 4C 1 1/4m (ft) BEL 7/4 Suburban H. 110
    Bradester 5H 1m (ft) MTH 7/5 Salvator Mile S. 108
    Magic Mark 5G 1m (ft) LRC 7/2 Bertrando S. 100
    Red Rifle 5G 1 1/4m (ft) WO 7/1 Dominion Day S. 100
    Stormdriver 5H 1 1/16m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Classic S. 99
    Got Lucky 4F 1 1/16m (ft) MTH 7/3 Molly Pitcher S. 96
    Haunted Heroine 4F 1m (ft) ELP 7/4 Ellis Park Turf S. 94
    Heatseeker Sharon 4F 1 1/16m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Distaff S. 94
    Lady Rosberg 5M 1m (ft) EMD 7/5 Boeing H. 94
    String King 7G 1 1/16m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Turf S. 94
    Arabella's Muse 4F 1 1/16m (ft) HST 7/1 Monashee H. 83
    Mr. Bowling 6H 1 1/16m (ft) HST 7/1 Lieutenant Governors' H. 82
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Favorite Tale 4G 6f (ft) GP 7/5 Smile Sprint S. 106
    Merry Meadow 5M 6f (ft) GP 7/5 Princess Rooney S. 104
    Heitai 5G 5 1/2f (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Sprint S. 101
    Calgary Cat 5G 6f (ft) WO 7/4 Achievement S. 100
    Private Zone 6G 7f (ft) BEL 7/4 Belmont Sprint Championship S. 99
    Unfettered 5H 6 1/2f (ft) SRP 7/3 Inaugural H. 97
    Endless Light (GB) 5M 7f (ft) WO 7/1 Sweet Briar Too S. 96
    Snappy Girl 5M 5 1/2f (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle S. 95
    Seeking the Sherif 6G 6f (ft) OTP 7/5 Oak Tree Sprint S. 94
    Moving Style 6G 6f (ft) HP 7/4 Michigan Breeders Governor's Cup S. 91
    Diabolical Dame 3F 6 1/2f (ft) SRP 7/4 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff H. 90
    Al Faatik 6H 7f (ft) BOI 7/4 Stars and Stripes S. 87
    Legend Fortynine 4G 6 1/2f (ft) NP 7/1 Three and Four Year Old Sales S. 87
    Aware 4F 7f (ft) ASD 7/1 Canada Day S. 85
    Queenoftheforest 3F 6 1/2f (ft) NP 7/1 Three and Four Year Old Fillies Sales S. 84
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3&up Turf
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Big Blue Kitten 7R 1 3/8m (fm) MTH 7/5 United Nations S. 108
    Aldous Snow 6G 1 1/2m (fm) WO 7/5 Singspiel S. 102
    Grand Tito 5H 1 1/16m (fm) GP 7/5 Miesque's Approval S. 98
    Kharafa 6G 1m (fm) MTH 7/4 Elkwood S. 97
    Strut the Course 5M a1 1/8m (fm) WO 7/5 Dance Smartly S. 97
    Daring Kathy 4F 1m (fm) BEL 7/3 Perfect Sting S. 96
    Successful Native 4C 5f (fm) GP 7/5 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint S. 96
    Go Blue Or Go Home 6G 6f (fm) WO 7/5 Highlander S. 95
    Lori's Store 5M 1 1/16m (fm) GP 7/5 Spook Express S. 92
    Goldy Espony (FR) 4F 1 1/2m (fm) BEL 7/5 River Memories S. 91
    Coffee Clique 5M 1 1/16m (fm) PRX 7/4 Dr. James Penny Memorial H. 90
    Aaron's Belt 7M 1 1/16m (fm) CBY 7/3 Princess Elaine S. 89
    A P Is Loose 4G 1 1/16m (fm) CBY 7/3 Blair's Cove S. 81
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 2 year olds (Dirt)
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Ballet Diva 2F 5 1/2f (ft) GP 7/5 Cassidy S. 97
    Smokey Image 2C 5 1/2f (ft) OTP 7/5 Everett Nevin S. 91
    Stays in Vegas 2F 5 1/2f (ft) OTP 7/4 Juan Gonzalez Memorial S. 85
    Francesco Blue 2C 5 1/2f (ft) GP 7/5 Birdonthewire S. 84
    Beliveau 2G 5 1/2f (ft) WO 7/5 Clarendon S. 83
    Cornfed 2G 5 1/2f (ft) PRM 7/5 Iowa Stallion Futurity 81
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Dogwood Trail 3F 7f (ft) GP 7/5 Azalea S. 109
    Grand Bili 3C 7f (ft) GP 7/5 Carry Back S. 108
    Speightster 3C 1m (ft) BEL 7/4 Dwyer S. 104
    Lady Eli 3F 1 1/4m (fm) BEL 7/4 Belmont Oaks Invitational S. 100
    Gimme Da Lute 3C 1 1/8m (ft) LRC 7/4 Los Alamitos Derby 97
    Irish Jasper 3F 6 1/2f (ft) BEL 7/4 Victory Ride S. 96
    Force 3C 1 1/16m (ft) FL 7/3 New York Derby 95
    Shaman Ghost 3C 1 1/4m (ft) WO 7/5 Queen's Plate S. 95
    Mobile Bay 3C 1m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Cheval S. 92
    Temper Mint Patty 3F 1 1/16m (ft) FL 7/3 New York Oaks 92
    Force the Pass 3C 1 1/4m (fm) BEL 7/4 Belmont Derby Invitational S. 91
    Pacific Pink 3F 1m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Soiree S. 91
    Alliseeisgold 3C 1 1/8m (ft) TDN 7/4 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup S. 89
    Samuel Dechamplain 3G 1m (fm) WO 7/4 Charlie Barley S. 89
    Silver Magna 3F 6f (ft) CBY 7/4 Frances Genter S. 88

    Results

    NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

    BOEING H., EMD, $50,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 7-5.
    6—LADY ROSBERG, m, 5, Rosberg--Enter Laughing, by Distorted Humor. O-Karl Krieg, B-Karl Krieg (WA), T-Tom Wenzel, J-Gallyn Vick Mitchell, $27,500.
    2—Sarahline, f, 4, Northern Afleet--Hold the Sugar, by Forest Wildcat. ($65,000 '12 KEESEP; $210,000 2013 OBSMAR). O-Mark Dedomenico LLC, Hollendorfer, Jerry and Todaro, George, B-James A Everatt, Janeane A Everatt & J Arika Everatt-Meeuse (ON), $10,000.
    4—Kikisoblu, f, 4, Kodiak Kowboy--Horse B With You, by Slewdledo. ($10,000 '12 KEESEP). O-George Todaro, B-Charles H Huber, William Bryan & Kodiak Kowboy Syndicate (KY), $7,500.
    Also Ran: Alli Leigh, Lady of the Nile, Finding More, English Lace, Our Little Hen.
    Winning Time: 1:35 4/5 (ft)
    Margins: 5HF, 1, 1HF.
    Odds: 4.30, 4.80, 0.90.

    Top Speed/Class ratings

    TOP BRIS CLASS RATINGS

    Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
    Effinex   BEL   1 1/4m (ft)   7/4   124.5
    Private Zone   BEL   7f (ft)   7/4   123.5
    Bradester   MTH   1m (ft)   7/5   123.0
    Favorite Tale   GP   6f (ft)   7/5   122.8
    Ballet Diva   GP   5 1/2f (ft)   7/5   122.2
    Grand Bili   GP   7f (ft)   7/5   121.7
    Big Blue Kitten   MTH   1 3/8m (fm)   7/5   121.6
    Iron Power   BEL   1 3/8m (fm)   7/2   121.2
    Super Majesty   LRC   6f (ft)   7/5   121.2
    Speightster   BEL   1m (ft)   7/4   121.0
    Matrooh   BEL   1 1/16m (ft)   7/4   120.9
    Got Lucky   MTH   1 1/16m (ft)   7/3   120.9
    Merry Meadow   GP   6f (ft)   7/5   120.8
    Smooth Bert   BEL   6 1/2f (ft)   7/5   120.7
    Heitai   EVD   5 1/2f (wf)   7/4   120.7

    Results

    NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

    LRC, 8TH, AOC, $46,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 7-5.
    6—SUPER MAJESTY, f, 3, Super Saver--Gins Majesty, by Go for Gin. ($100,000 '13 KEESEP; $400,000 2014 FTFMAR). O-LNJ Foxwoods, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), T-Jerry Hollendorfer, J-Alex O. Solis, $27,600.
    3—Ultimate Holiday, f, 3, Harlan's Holiday--Molly Peaches, by Meadowlake. ($52,000 '12 KEENOV; $22,000 '13 KEESEP; $75,000 2014 OBSMAR). O-Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom), B-Budget Stable (KY), $9,200.
    7—Winning Vision, f, 4, Pollard's Vision--Hawa Mahal, by Hennessy. ($20,000 '12 KEESEP). O-C J Racing LLC, B-John J Greely IV, Phil Houchens, Dennis Bohannon & Paul Wedge (KY), $5,520.
    Winning Time: 1:08 1/5 (ft)
     
    PRX, 8TH, ALW, $43,500, 3YO/UP, 6F, 7-6.
    8—SO CLUTCH, c, 3, Mineshaft--Just Fabulous, by Include. ($95,000 '13 KEESEP; $250,000 2014 OBSMAR). O-Robert V LaPenta, B-Cottonwood Stables, LLC (KY), T-Rudy R. Rodriguez, J-Ruben Silvera, $25,800.
    5—Derby Gold, h, 6, Bertrando--River Gold, by Seeking the Gold. ($105,000 '10 BESOCT). O-Andrew Sulley, B-Win More Farm (CA), $8,600.
    2—Frame, g, 5, Street Sense--Robbery Suspect, by Tactical Cat. ($220,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Chick Ridge LLC, B-Liam Duignan, Will Arvin, Gabriel Duignan & Rock River Enterprises (KY), $4,730.
    Winning Time: 1:11 4/5 (ft)
     
    DEL, 7TH, AOC, $37,240, 3YO/UP, 6F, 7-6.
    5—ALFREDO ROMANA, c, 4, More Than Ready--Cat in the Tree, by Forest Wildcat. O-Van Sant, Maria Claire, Salerno, Theresa and Nunn, David, B-Gilbert G Campbell (FL), T-David Nunn, J-Ricardo Chiappe, $21,600.
    7—Cowboy Prince, h, 5, Indian Charlie--Paradise Playgirl, by Speightstown. ($80,000 2012 FTFMAR). O-Patricia A Chennault, B-Pollock Farms (KY), $7,200.
    1—Unzapped, g, 6, Ghostzapper--Pupil, by Unbridled. ($20,000 '10 KEESEP). O-John Mentz, B-Adena Springs (KY), $4,950.
    Winning Time: 1:09 3/5 (ft)
     
    DEL, 8TH, AOC, $37,125, 3YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 7-6.
    5—GHOST HUNTER, g, 5, Ghostzapper--Hartfelt, by Kafwain. ($75,000 '11 FTKJUL; $30,000 2012 OBSJUN). O-Jagger Inc, B-Adena Springs (KY), T-Jamie Ness, J-Trevor McCarthy, $22,200.
    6—A. P. Cino, g, 5, Indy Wind--Bring Me Luck, by Pentelicus. O-Gorgo, Larry and Sajor Stable, B-Gary Lee Mahon & Jacqueline Diamond Mahon (FL), $7,400.
    2—Starry Moon, c, 4, Malibu Moon--Hartigan, by Include. O-Fitzhugh LLC, B-Fitzhugh, LLC (PA), $4,070.
    Winning Time: 1:41 1/5 (ft)
     
    PID, 3RD, ALW, $30,440, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 7-6.
    7—TAZERED, g, 7, Mizzen Mast--Electric Cove, by Spinning World. ($52,000 '09 BESOCT; $80,000 2010 OBSMAR). O-Lisa A Reed, B-Jason Hall & Don E Brooks (KY), T-Christopher Progno, J-Nathan Vickers, $16,800.
    1A—Samurai Zip, g, 5, First Samurai--Caught Inthe Zip, by City Zip. ($3,500 '11 KEESEP). O-Wayne W Rice, B-Jon A Marshall (PA), $7,280.
    5—Change of Seasons, g, 4, Spring At Last--Keeper Kell, by Two Punch. O-R Larry Johnson, B-R Larry Johnson (PA), $3,640.
    Winning Time: 1:03 4/5 (ft)

    Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

    SPOT PLAYS

    For Tuesday

    TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
    Delaware Park   (2nd) Hauler, 7-2
        (6th) Winding Road, 10-1
    Finger Lakes   (1st) Super Nicky, 6-1
        (5th) Scorpion's Touch, 8-1
    Fort Erie   (3rd) Trivia Time, 10-1
        (5th) Finally Ritta You, 3-1
    Indiana Grand   (6th) Effortlesslty, 5-1
        (7th) Madison Olivia, 5-1
    Mountaineer   (1st) Emma's Holy Bee, 10-1
        (5th) Ladbrook, 8-1
    Parx Racing   (4th) Star of Magic, 5-1
        (6th) Now We're Talkin, 6-1
    Presque Isle Downs   (1st) Cherry Road, 7-2
        (4th) Madly May, 5-1

    North American Maiden Winners
    Don'tsellmeshort--It's Twilight Time by Suggest; TIME ON THE RUN, g, 2, OTP, Mcl 32000, 7-5, 5 1/2f, 1:06 1/5. B-Running Luck Ranch LLC (CA.).
    Swiss Yodeler--Hollywood Affair by Bertrando; SWISS AFFAIR, f, 2, LRC, Mcl 50000, 7-5, 5f, :58 4/5. B-Rozamund Barclay (CA.).
    Two Step Salsa--Master's Megan by Formal Dinner; MASTER MICK, c, 2, TDN, Msw, 7-6, 5f, :59 . B-Miguel Feliciano (OH.).
    Ballado's Gold--Rucava by Prospect Bay; FORGED IN GOLD, f, 3, MNR, Msw, 7-5, 5fT, :58 1/5. B-Ed Schuster (WV.).
    Dunkirk--Crack the Code (MSW$264,353), by Lost Code; OPERATION DYNAMO, f, 3, TDN, Msw, 7-6, 6f, 1:14 . B-Elisabeth H. Alexander (OH.).
    Elusive Warning--Miss Mystery by Mystery Storm; ELUSIVE MISTRESS, f, 3, LA, Mcl 3500, 7-5, 4 1/2f, :53 2/5. B-Madera Thoroughbreds LLC (CA.). $5,500 '13 BESOCT.
    Eskendereya--Miss Utada by Rahy; LITTLE EMMA, f, 3, LRC, Mcl 30000, 7-5, 5 1/2f, 1:03 4/5. B-Norman Cheng (KY.). *1/2 to Secret Gypsy (MG2$596,926).
    Exclusive Quality--Light Line by Line in the Sand; EXCLUSIVE WHO, g, 3, RUI, Mcl 10000, 7-6, 5 1/2f, 1:05 1/5. B-Sam E. Stevens (NM.).
    Iron Deputy--Madame X Ski by Polish Numbers; ZIG ZAG, f, 3, PRX, Msw, 7-6, 1m 70yT, 1:41 1/5. B-Susan Moore & John Moore (PA.).
    Pollard's Vision--Best to You by Best of Luck; LOOKOUTBOYS, f, 3, TDN, Mcl 10000, 7-6, 5 1/2f, 1:06 3/5. B-Robert Gorham & Mast Thoroughbreds L (IN.).
    Shakespeare--Mizzenkey by Mizzen Mast; JULIETS KEY, f, 3, DEL, Mcl 17500, 7-6, a1 1/16mT, 1:48 . B-Backwards Stable (NY.).
    Sought After--Western Matriarch by Johannesburg; MIRA ESTE, g, 3, OTP, Mcl 8000, 7-5, 5 1/2f, 1:06 2/5. B-Miraleste Inc. (CA.).
    Tale of the Cat--Prop by Unbridled's Song; ARIGATO, g, 3, OTP, Mcl 8000, 7-5, 5 1/2f, 1:04 1/5. B-C. Kidder, N. Cole, B. Kidder, F. Bushnell, M. Metcalf & J. Cunningham (KY.). $22,000 '13 KEESEP; $40,000 2014 OBSMAR.
    West Acre--Empire Beauty by Empire Maker; WESTERN CONQUEROR, c, 3, DEL, Msw, 7-6, 6f, 1:10 2/5. B-Gilbert G. Campbell (FL.).
    Malibu Moon--Uriel by Unbridled; CENTER ON THE MOON, g, 4, PRX, Mcl 25000, 7-6, 5f, 1:00 3/5. B-Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Moss (KY.). $120,000 '12 FTKOCT.
    Mo Mon--Christmas Virginia by Fountain of Gold; REDNECK LAZY, g, 4, MNR, Msw, 7-5, 1m 70y, 1:48 2/5. B-Joseph A. Ioia & Gayle Ioia (NJ.).
    Scorpion--Fachosa's Last by Laubali; LASTER, g, 5, DEL, Mcl 6000, 7-6, 1 1/16m, 1:48 2/5. B-Santa Cruz Ranch Inc. (FL.).

    HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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    Notebooks

    LOS ALAMITOS NOTEBOOK

    JULY 8, 2015

    by John Mucciolo

    A single graded race kicked off the action during the opening weekend at Los Alamitos.

    Los Alamitos Derby (G2): Watson, Weitman and Pegram's GIMMA DA LUTE (Midnight Lute) took a short lead in early stretch and held off a game late challenge from Prospect Park (Tapit) en route to a nose win under Martin Garcia. The Bob Baffert trainee clocked 1 1/8 miles on the fast main oval in 1:47 to earn a second straight graded win.

    Track Stats

    From a total of 34 races held over the California racetrack during the past week, favorites won at a 29 percent clip and the top two betting choices combined for 53 percent of the wins. Eleven races were won in wire-to-wire fashion (32 percent).

    Five of the nine winners on Saturday won when leading at every call. But since 10 of the 11 wire jobs this past week occurred in sprint runs, often by logical horses, we can't tab a definitive bias just yet.

    Meet Totals

    RACES:   34
    DIRT:   34
    FAVORITES:   10 (29 percent)
    2ND CHOICES:   8 (23 percent)
    DIRT WIRE:   11 (32 percent)

    HORSES TO WATCH

    Thursday (7/2)

    3RD -- WARM ENDOWMENT (Unusual Heat) couldn't catch the favored winner but put in a nice run to be a clear second in a fine debut showing for conditioner Dean Pedersen. The juvenile filly could be sitting on a win in her comeback race.

    7TH -- MAGIC MARK (Benchmark) tracked in second, confronted the early leader in the lane and then powered home a convincing winner at a nice price for trainer Ron Ellis. The five-year-old gelding could be tough right back in what could be the start of a nice form cycle.

    8TH -- LILY POD (Bernstein) did everything right but win this race in a very good first try for Richard Baltas. The filly, who was hammered at the windows, opened up a big lead and just missed late, and we expect her top graduate before long.

    Friday (7/3)

    1ST -- BLUE CILANTRO (Square Eddie) showed early foot and closed with good energy at first call for trainer Ben Cecil, who rarely has his first-time starters primed up. The sophomore miss should be expected to improve next out which would make her very dangerous.

    Saturday (7/4)

    1ST -- SURFSIDE TIARA (Scat Daddy) couldn't get the winner but finished more than eight lengths clear of third in a race that featured a fine top duo. The Jerry Hollendorfer pupil will be a winner in the very near future in our estimation.

    5TH -- We didn't think TURNOVER (Big Brown) beat much in this one for trainer Bob Baffert, but the gelding did so in impressive fashion making his seasonal debut. The four-year-old could be almost any kind in the second half of this season.

    8TH -- PROSPECT PARK showed improvement in his second run off the layoff and we still think this one has a few big trophies coming his way for conditioner Cliff Sise Jr. The sophomore colt has some improved early foot and still owns that late burst, and he has room for improvement.

    Sunday (7/5)

    8TH -- SUPER MAJESTY (Super Saver) has been spectacular from a pair of lifetime runs and the brilliant sophomore filly surely should be graded stakes-bound after running this field off their respective feet, crossing the wire 15 1/4 lengths in front while geared down late.

    A Look Ahead

    Saturday will play host to the $200,000 Great Lady M S. (G2) for fillies and mares.

    Top Speed/Class ratings

    NATIONAL

    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3&up Dirt Routes
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Effinex 4C 1 1/4m (ft) BEL 7/4 Suburban H. 110
    Bradester 5H 1m (ft) MTH 7/5 Salvator Mile S. 108
    Magic Mark 5G 1m (ft) LRC 7/2 Bertrando S. 100
    Red Rifle 5G 1 1/4m (ft) WO 7/1 Dominion Day S. 100
    Stormdriver 5H 1 1/16m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Classic S. 99
    Got Lucky 4F 1 1/16m (ft) MTH 7/3 Molly Pitcher S. 96
    Haunted Heroine 4F 1m (ft) ELP 7/4 Ellis Park Turf S. 94
    Heatseeker Sharon 4F 1 1/16m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Distaff S. 94
    Lady Rosberg 5M 1m (ft) EMD 7/5 Boeing H. 94
    String King 7G 1 1/16m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Turf S. 94
    Arabella's Muse 4F 1 1/16m (ft) HST 7/1 Monashee H. 83
    Mr. Bowling 6H 1 1/16m (ft) HST 7/1 Lieutenant Governors' H. 82
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3&up Dirt Sprints
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Favorite Tale 4G 6f (ft) GP 7/5 Smile Sprint S. 106
    Merry Meadow 5M 6f (ft) GP 7/5 Princess Rooney S. 104
    Heitai 5G 5 1/2f (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Sprint S. 101
    Calgary Cat 5G 6f (ft) WO 7/4 Achievement S. 100
    Private Zone 6G 7f (ft) BEL 7/4 Belmont Sprint Championship S. 99
    Unfettered 5H 6 1/2f (ft) SRP 7/3 Inaugural H. 97
    Endless Light (GB) 5M 7f (ft) WO 7/1 Sweet Briar Too S. 96
    Snappy Girl 5M 5 1/2f (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle S. 95
    Seeking the Sherif 6G 6f (ft) OTP 7/5 Oak Tree Sprint S. 94
    Moving Style 6G 6f (ft) HP 7/4 Michigan Breeders Governor's Cup S. 91
    Diabolical Dame 3F 6 1/2f (ft) SRP 7/4 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff H. 90
    Al Faatik 6H 7f (ft) BOI 7/4 Stars and Stripes S. 87
    Legend Fortynine 4G 6 1/2f (ft) NP 7/1 Three and Four Year Old Sales S. 87
    Aware 4F 7f (ft) ASD 7/1 Canada Day S. 85
    Queenoftheforest 3F 6 1/2f (ft) NP 7/1 Three and Four Year Old Fillies Sales S. 84
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3&up Turf
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Big Blue Kitten 7R 1 3/8m (fm) MTH 7/5 United Nations S. 108
    Aldous Snow 6G 1 1/2m (fm) WO 7/5 Singspiel S. 102
    Grand Tito 5H 1 1/16m (fm) GP 7/5 Miesque's Approval S. 98
    Kharafa 6G 1m (fm) MTH 7/4 Elkwood S. 97
    Strut the Course 5M a1 1/8m (fm) WO 7/5 Dance Smartly S. 97
    Daring Kathy 4F 1m (fm) BEL 7/3 Perfect Sting S. 96
    Successful Native 4C 5f (fm) GP 7/5 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint S. 96
    Go Blue Or Go Home 6G 6f (fm) WO 7/5 Highlander S. 95
    Lori's Store 5M 1 1/16m (fm) GP 7/5 Spook Express S. 92
    Goldy Espony (FR) 4F 1 1/2m (fm) BEL 7/5 River Memories S. 91
    Coffee Clique 5M 1 1/16m (fm) PRX 7/4 Dr. James Penny Memorial H. 90
    Aaron's Belt 7M 1 1/16m (fm) CBY 7/3 Princess Elaine S. 89
    A P Is Loose 4G 1 1/16m (fm) CBY 7/3 Blair's Cove S. 81
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 2 year olds (Dirt)
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Ballet Diva 2F 5 1/2f (ft) GP 7/5 Cassidy S. 97
    Smokey Image 2C 5 1/2f (ft) OTP 7/5 Everett Nevin S. 91
    Stays in Vegas 2F 5 1/2f (ft) OTP 7/4 Juan Gonzalez Memorial S. 85
    Francesco Blue 2C 5 1/2f (ft) GP 7/5 Birdonthewire S. 84
    Beliveau 2G 5 1/2f (ft) WO 7/5 Clarendon S. 83
    Cornfed 2G 5 1/2f (ft) PRM 7/5 Iowa Stallion Futurity 81
    Top Winning Stakes Speed Ratings (6/29-7/5) - 3 year olds (Dirt & Turf)
    Horse A/S Dist Trk Date Race Bris Speed
    Dogwood Trail 3F 7f (ft) GP 7/5 Azalea S. 109
    Grand Bili 3C 7f (ft) GP 7/5 Carry Back S. 108
    Speightster 3C 1m (ft) BEL 7/4 Dwyer S. 104
    Lady Eli 3F 1 1/4m (fm) BEL 7/4 Belmont Oaks Invitational S. 100
    Gimme Da Lute 3C 1 1/8m (ft) LRC 7/4 Los Alamitos Derby 97
    Irish Jasper 3F 6 1/2f (ft) BEL 7/4 Victory Ride S. 96
    Force 3C 1 1/16m (ft) FL 7/3 New York Derby 95
    Shaman Ghost 3C 1 1/4m (ft) WO 7/5 Queen's Plate S. 95
    Mobile Bay 3C 1m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Cheval S. 92
    Temper Mint Patty 3F 1 1/16m (ft) FL 7/3 New York Oaks 92
    Force the Pass 3C 1 1/4m (fm) BEL 7/4 Belmont Derby Invitational S. 91
    Pacific Pink 3F 1m (wf) EVD 7/4 Louisiana Legends Soiree S. 91
    Alliseeisgold 3C 1 1/8m (ft) TDN 7/4 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup S. 89
    Samuel Dechamplain 3G 1m (fm) WO 7/4 Charlie Barley S. 89
    Silver Magna 3F 6f (ft) CBY 7/4 Frances Genter S. 88

    TOP BRIS CLASS RATINGS

    Horse   Track   Dist(Cond)   Date   BRIS Class
    Effinex   BEL   1 1/4m (ft)   7/4   124.5
    Private Zone   BEL   7f (ft)   7/4   123.5
    Bradester   MTH   1m (ft)   7/5   123.0
    Favorite Tale   GP   6f (ft)   7/5   122.8
    Ballet Diva   GP   5 1/2f (ft)   7/5   122.2
    Grand Bili   GP   7f (ft)   7/5   121.7
    Big Blue Kitten   MTH   1 3/8m (fm)   7/5   121.6
    Iron Power   BEL   1 3/8m (fm)   7/2   121.2
    Super Majesty   LRC   6f (ft)   7/5   121.2
    Speightster   BEL   1m (ft)   7/4   121.0
    Matrooh   BEL   1 1/16m (ft)   7/4   120.9
    Got Lucky   MTH   1 1/16m (ft)   7/3   120.9
    Merry Meadow   GP   6f (ft)   7/5   120.8
    Smooth Bert   BEL   6 1/2f (ft)   7/5   120.7
    Heitai   EVD   5 1/2f (wf)   7/4   120.7

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