Spain – (SPA)
Saturday, July 7 2018 – 2:00:00 PM EST | Race ID : 1946150
Cracked Peanut Stakes
Grade 3 Stakes – Purse $150,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds and Older
6 Furlongs on Dirt
1) yankee road
m zeus 6/1
Out of the jbcri73 farm is this five year old SAYIF stallion. New owner jbcri73 has this horse performing at a very high level having finished in the money in ten of his thirteen starts since joining the new barn including seven wins. He likes this distance and could post big speed here out of the one hole and be in contention coming down the stretch.
j ledwith 17/1
Out of the deeprock25 farm is this four year old HUSSONET filly. She comes in off a runner up finish at the Grade 3 Flying Pig Sprint where she ran 96 speed over 5 furlongs and was beaten by a neck. She has shown flashes of speed in the past and will need to repeat that here today if she wants to contend against the boys out of the two hole.
3) tito livio
a mcdaniel 29/1
Out of the darkstar3 farm is this four year old FASTNET ROCK colt. He comes in off a third place finish at an allowance race in New York where he ran 98 speed over six and a half furlongs. His speed numbers have increased in each of his last five starts so he seems to be trending in the right direction. A previous Grade 3 start resulted in a fourteenth place finish, hopefully he will fare better today.
4) elusive world
r harzheim 7/1
Out of the xledwith3 farm is this seven year old ELUSIVE QUALITY stallion. He comes in off back to back wins at allowance races at this same distance having posted 104 speed at the most recent. He has amassed more than $500,000 in career earnings and hopes to add to that today against this competitive field of ten.
5) with great force
r whisper 9/2
Out of the xpansion6 farm is our youngest competitor, a four year old DEEP IMPACT stallion. He comes in off a third place finish last time out at the Grade 3 Wasabi Cup where he posted 107 speed, achieving plus 100 speed for the eleventh straight race. The speed is hard to ignore and he should be in the mix here today and challenge for a spot on the board.
6) king crow
j bradley 9/2
Out of the bdben2 farm is this five year old DARK ANGEL stallion. He comes in off back to back wins with the most recent being at the Grade 3 Wasabi Cup where he posted 111 speed to win by a length. He has six wins since being claimed by bsben2 back in December 2016. He likes this distanced and should go off as one of the favorites here today.
7) air raider
b wu 7/2
Out of the darkfall farm is this five year old WAR FRONT stallion. He comes in off a disappointing tenth place finish last time out at the Grade 3 MD Breeders Bowl, however this was his first race of 2018 following a six month break. He was impressive at his previous Grade 3 the Scottsdale BB Stakes where he ran 115 speed to take home the win back in October of last year. He should rebound here today, return to form, and find a spot on the board.
8) dark censure
n ashton 11/1
Out of the lightng114 farm is this five year old VICTOIRE PISA stallion. He comes in off back to back third place finishes with the most recent being at an allowance race in Sweden where he posted 100 speed over six and a half lengths. He has raced mostly at a mile or more but tries his luck here today over six furlongs. It will be interesting to see how he responds.
9) beak connection
w moss 7/2
Out of the katw4 farm is this five year old BERNARDINI stallion. He comes in off a second place finish at an allowance race that covered eight furlongs having posted 111 speed. He has finished in the money in just twelve of his twenty-eight career starts including four wins. He makes the jump to Graded Stakes for the first time but if he responds well to the shorter distance he might be a nice surprise.
10) show the lake
b bolton 49/1
Out of the alimitos2 farm is this four year old SHOW A HEART colt. He comes in off a runner up finish at an allowance race in Australia where he ran 91 speed over six and a half furlongs. He has finished in the money in six of his ten career starts but has yet to hit 100 speed and may need that here today. I don’t think he will be a factor.