Jun 082018
 

Illinois (IL)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST | Race ID: 1945756
The Blackhawk Cup
Grade 3 Stakes – Purse $150,000
Restricted to 3 Year Old and Older, Ladies Only
7 Furlongs on Dirt

 

1          news report
ancienttitle farm
o ridenour                              13/1

Out of the ancienttitle farm is this four year old TONALIST filly. She comes in off a fifth place finish last time out at the Seattle Sal Dirt Mare Sprint where she ran 104 speed over five and a half. Prior to that were four straight wins with three with hundred plus speed. She tries Grades Stakes for the first time here and may sneak in to find a spot on the board.

2          irrational impulse
bikeboy farm
m samaan-molinero             11/1

Out of the bikeboy farm is this four year old AFLEET ALEX filly. She comes in off a win last time out at the Betray the Night Dirt Mare Sprint where she ran big 113 speed over seven and a half. She has finished in the money in all but three of her fourteen career starts including five wins. She tries Grades Stakes for the first time here out of the two spot and hopes to continue her in the money consistency.

3          malibu malice

knightowl farm
vi singleton                           4/1

Out of the knightowl farm is this four year old PALACE MALICE filly. She comes in off a runner up finish last time out at the Grade 1 The Humane Distaff where she ran 110 speed over seven. She has competed in eleven Grades Stakes races in her career and has finished in the money in six of those. She comes in well rested and is deserving to go off as one of the favorites out of the three hole.

4          ghost’s gold

kf3 farm
f alford                                    5/1

Out of the kf3 farm is this four year old GHOSTZAPPER filly. She comes in off a win last time out at the Sword Of Pgpg Dirt Mare Sprint where she ran 108 speed over seven and a half. She has finished in the money in an impressive seventy one percent of her races including eight wins and six runner ups. She tries Graded Stakes for the first time here today and should be in the mix against this competitive field of eight.

5          swanro 

arton farm
p cadigan                              7/1

Out of the arton farm is this five year old PIERRO filly. She comes in off a seventh place finish last time out at the Grade One The Virginia Madsen  where she ran 102 speed over seven. Prior to that were five straight races where she failed to hit the board with her last visit to the winner’s circle coming last year at this race. Based on her recent record, I am not sure she will be able to defend her title here today.

6          sherpa lepescu
ace7 farm
l zandofsky                12/1

Out of the ace7 farm is this four year old MACHO UNO filly. She comes in off a third place finish last time out at the Grade Three Ferry Dust Handicap where she ran 108 speed over six. Prior to that was a win and a runner up finish to begin the 2018 season.She should like this distance and could be a nice surprise out of the six hole.      

7          dark insouciant
  wyndaway farm
f power                                   8/1

Out of the wyndaway farm is this five year old WAR EMBLEM filly. She comes in off an eighth place finish last time out at the Grade Three Oh Henry where she ran 97 speed over six and a half. Prior to that were four Graded Stakes races where she also failed to hit the board. Lots of experience at Graded Stakes, with more than half of her career starts coming at that level should be a benefit here today and she might just have enough to compete with this field of eight.

8          town of dixie
jonesstables
z chippy                                 6/5

Out of the jonesstables is this five year old SPEIGHTSTOWN filly. She is closing in on two million dollars in earnings and has ten wins in her twenty four career starts. She comes in off a win last time out at the Princess Hanna Dirt Mare Route where she ran lightning 117 speed over eight and a half. She has posted plus one hundred speed in fifteen straight races and will be tough to beat here today even as she starts out of the eight hole.

 

picks
town of dixie
ghost’s gold
malibu malice

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  1. Thanks! (I do think I’m going to win, though) :)