Saturday, September 2, 2018 — 2:20 PM EST | Race ID: 1946915
Grade Two – Purse $375,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds
9 Furlongs on Turf
1) saxon warrior
e seifert 5/1
Out of the kingswood farm is this three year old DUBAWI colt. He comes in off a win at the Grade 2 Jefferson Davis where he ran 105 speed at this distance. Has finished in the money in eight straight starts with an impressive six wins with one coming at the Their Dances Turf Route. Has mastered this distance and will keep his streak going here and should continue to impress in the future.
2) circle eddie
f gossett 13/1
Out of the moreready4 farm is this three year old SQUARE EDDIE colt. He comes in off an eighth place finish at the Grade 2 Swamp Stakes where he ran 100 speed at this distance. His previous start was a win though and he ran career best 107 speed there. Both of those starts were on the dirt after a nice run of finishing in the money in seven of nine on the turf. He will likely go to the front early but I am not sure he will have enough to hold on.
3) serve the stars
e n tice 9/1
Out of the michaelb farm is this three year old FRANKEL colt. He comes in off three straight wins with the most recent coming at the Bob the Cob Turf Route where he ran impressive 109 speed at this distance. Has finished in the money in five of his seven starts with four wins in total. He comes in well rested as he tries Graded Stakes for the first time and he may be a nice surprise against this field of twelve.
4) duke of height
b carlson 22/1
Out of the deepesr farm is this three year old KINGSBARNS colt. He comes in off a tenth place finish at the Grade 3 Gordy Stakes where he ran 94 speed over twelve furlongs. Was a runner up though a few starts back at the Grade 2 South African Derby. Should like this distance after going longer recently and could surprise out of the four hole and find a spot on the board.
5) klassic manic
s s ledwith 40/1
Out of the millview15 farm is this three year old POWER colt. He comes in off three straight Graded Stakes starts where he failed to find a spot on the board. Eight of his thirteen career starts have been Graded Stakes and a runner up at Grade 3 The Founders is the only bright spot. Sandwiched in amongst those was a win at the ZZ ZZar Turf Route where he ran career best 95 speed to win by half a length. Will need to better that here today and might be due for a rest to get things turned around.
6) crest of a knave
h ross 8/1
Out of the matte farm is this three year old INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt. He comes in off a win last time out at an allowance race in California where he ran 108 speed at this distance. Tried Grade 1 in the race prior and was overmatched and finished tenth. He should have a better showing here today and be in the mix to find a place on the board.
7) master’s chambers
w cahill 5/1
Out of the stormboot farm is this three year old GLENEAGLES colt. He comes in off back to back finishes on the board at Stakes Races as he won the Brooks Sir Turf Route with 108 speed and followed that up with a runner up at the Ninja Turf Route running 106 speed at this distance. Has finished in the money in five of his seven starts this year with a start at the Grade 1 Japanese 2000 Guineas being the only poor result. Should be in the mix here today and will be one to keep an eye on in the future.
k kirby 7/1
Out of the cowboyland farm is this three year old LAWMAN gelding. He comes in off a runner up finish at the Grade 2 Hall of Fame where he ran impressive 109 speed at this distance. Has finished in teh money in all four of his starts since being gelded and his speed numbers have increased with each start. Is coming back on just over three weeks rest but has responded well to short layoffs in the past. Should go off as one of the favorites out of the eight hole.
9) long live merle
v gardner 19/1
Out of the deepesr13 farm is this three year old EXCEED AND EXCEL colt. He comes in off back to back wins with the most recent coming at a claiming race in Iowa where he ran 98 speed over eight furlongs. Stretching things out to nine furlongs here for just the second time and also enters his first Graded Stakes. Not sure he will be able to handle the distance as most of his success has come at a mile or less.
10) feel me up
v jennings 8/1
Out of the hansg farm is this three year old GALILEO filly. She comes in off four straight Graded Stakes starts where she finished out of the money. She is coming back on just two weeks rest after finishing eighth at the Dell Web Oaks where she ran 102 speed at this distance. It will be interesting to see how she responds to the lack of rest and how she fares against the boys for the first time in her very busy career.
j ledwith 12/1
Out of the anewstar farm is this three year old KINGSBARNS colt. He comes in off five straight races where he finished outside the money after starting the year with a win at the Grade 3 Special Bid Stakes. Hopes a switch to turf will get things back on track as he makes his first start on the grass here today. I like the change of surface but am not sure the distance is the right fit and might have tried him at less before stretching him out against this group.
12) king kam sepoy
t ace 3/1
Out of the dkstables21 farm is this three year old SEPOY colt. He comes in off a big Grade 1 win at teh Eddie Hakell Stakes where he ran 114 speed at this distance. Has amassed more than three million dollars in career earnings with two Grade 1 and two Grade 2 wins contributing greatly to that total. Has competed well on dirt and turf and should handle the distance and surface here today and will be the one to watch.