Sunday, October 21, 2018 — 3:00:00 PM EST | Race ID : 1947695
The Japanese Saint Legend
Grade I / Group 1*CPU – Purse : $750,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds
15 Furlongs | ~3000 Meters | One Mile and Seven Eighths Firm Turf
Post 1 – MORIMOTOSAN
Odds – 9/1
Owner – theoc3
Pedigree – GOLDEN HORN (GB) x DEEP IMPACT x SADLER’S WELLS – Dam Bred (QUINNIE’S IMPACT)
Morimotosan adds a furlong today looking for his second win. He broke his maiden at 14 furlongs winning by 10 ¾ lengths. He finished 3rd in an Allowance NW3L and 4th in the G3 The Dutch St. Leger. His top speed figure of 102 puts him out of the money here.
Post 2 – MARK DONDAYS
Odds – 55/1
Owner – coagulate1
Pedigree – JUST A WAY x FANTASTIC LIGHT x ROYAL ACADEMY – Dam Bred (DARK MONDAYS)
Mark Dondays has a win in 16 starts. His lone win came in a 6-furlong Maiden contest on dirt. He has never raced longer than 10 furlongs. His speed figures and lack of stakes success makes it tough to give this on much of a chance.
Post 3 – PEN OF GALLIPOLI
Odds – 63/1
Owner – coagulate
Pedigree – PENTIRE (GB) x SINGSPIEL (IRE) x A.P. INDY – Dam Bred (BEACH OF GALLIPOLI)
Pen Of Gallipoli has a lone win at 6 furlongs in a Maiden contest. Will be making his third start at 8 furlongs or longer. Showed early speed and fade in previous 2 contests. Would need huge jump in speed figures to be in the money here.
Post 4 – MONSUNING
Odds – 18/1
Owner – wyndaway10
Pedigree – INTELLO x MONSUN x GULCH – Dam Bred (CANYON CROSSING)
Monsuning broke his maiden vs 3 others in an Allowance NW1X at 5 furlongs. Has struggled in graded competition with his best finish being a 4th in the G2 The July Stakes. He ran his top speed rating of 96 in his last race vs Allowance NW3L at 11 furlongs. Will need to step up here to be competitive.
Post 5 – CASINO NOUVEAU
Odds – 6/1
Owner – casino20
Pedigree – NEW APPROACH (IRE) x GIANT’S CAUSEWAY x GONE WEST – (BEULAH BALLBRICKER)
Casino Nouveau is one of two stakes winners in the field. He broke his maiden at 8 furlongs in February. He then won back to back stakes races at 9.5 and 10.5 furlongs. His last 2 races have been versus G1 competition where he finished 2nd in the G1 German Darby and 4th in the G1 Saint Legend. He should be one of the top contenders in this field.
Post 6 – A LITTLE BIT HAZY
Odds – 8/1
Owner – dexterb
Pedigree – HARZAND (IRE) x DANSILI (GB) x BERNARDINI – Dam Bred (ANNA MOSITY)
A Little Bit Hazy comes into the race with 6 wins out of 13 starts. He is currently on a 5-race win streak. His last win was in an IRE bred Allowance NW6L at 13 furlongs where he won by 3 ½ lengths. This will be his first stakes attempt. With a little speed improvement could be in the mix here.
Post 7 – A LITTLE THUNDER
Odds – 9/1
Owner – xpansion5
Pedigree – DUBAWI (IRE) x HEART’S CRY (JPN) x DANEHILL – Based On (FRAME BY FRAME)
A Little Thunder is one of three fillies in this race. She has 3 wins in 7 starts with all 3 of her wins at 12 furlongs or longer. She made her first stakes attempt in her last race for 3 years and up. She ran her best speed rating of 104 in her last. Will be facing the boys for the first time here. If she can duplicate or show improvement off her last she will could be in the money here.
Post 8 – A GLIMPSE BELOW
Odds – 10/1
Owner – toughluck
Pedigree – LIAM’S MAP x STREET SENSE x STORM CAT – Dam Bred (FLAP IN THE WIND)
A Glimpse Below is the 2nd filly in this race. She has a lone win in 15 starts. Her win came at 9 furlongs in a Maiden contest. She has finished 2nd or 3rd in 9 races but has not hit the board since her June race in the G2 The Rippleschip Stakes. It will be tough for her to finish in the money here.
Post 9 – POLAR CASE
Odds – 16/1
Owner – lostkey19
Pedigree – SHOWCASING (GB) x EXCEED AND EXCEL x POLAR FALCON – Dam Bred (EXCEL CAT)
Polar Case has 2 wins in 14 starts. His last win was in an Allowance NW2N at 9.5 furlongs. His best graded finish was in the G2 South African Classic at 9 furlongs where he finished 3rd with a 103-speed rating. Has yet to finish in the money in any race 10 furlongs or longer. Do not think he will change that today.
Post 10 – DUKE OF EAGLES
Odds – 6/1
Owner – deepesr9
Pedigree – GLENEAGLES x DUKE OF MARMALADE x MINESHAFT – Dam Bred (DUKESASTER)
Duke Of Eagles is the final filly in this race. She has a win in 8 starts. She won a maiden race at 9.5 furlongs. She has been in the money 4 out of 5 starts since with 3 of those starts being in G3 company and one in stakes company. She will be facing the boys and running longer than 12 furlongs for the first time. She has a good shot to be in the money here.
Post 11 – CIEL ETOILE
Odds – 9/2
Owner – xpansion92
Pedigree – SEA THE STARS x MONTJEU x NIJINSKY 2ND – Dam Bred (JEU DE MOT)
Ciel Etoile has 2 wins in 8 starts. He also has a win in stakes company. His last 5 starts have been in graded company where he has 3 2nd place and a 3rd place finish. His speed figures in his last 3 races have been 105 or better with his top being a 108. He is the morning line favorite and a definite contender here.
Post 12 – NUMA
Odds – 6/1
Owner – silversun11
Pedigree – NOVELLIST (IRE) x DISTORTED HUMOR x SADLER’S WELLS – Based On (JOKE ON YOU)
Numa has a win in 7 starts. His win came in a maiden race at 10.5 furlongs. His last 2 races were in Allonance NW3L races and he finished in the money in both. His top speed rating is 109 which tops in this field. If he can handle the added 3 furlongs and the jump into G1 racing he could be a contender here.
Post 13 – MR ROBOTS
Odds – 20/1
Owner – cjt5
Pedigree – SAVABEEL (AUS) x BARATHEA x MACHIAVELLIAN – Dam Bred (BARAMACH)
Mr Robots has 2 wins in 13 starts. He is on a 2 race win streak winning a maiden race and Allowance NW2L with both being at 16 furlongs. Speed figures are a little light for this field but having won races at todays distance or longer is a plus. Could be a longshot play.
Post 14 – KING MANDU
Odds – 14/1
Owner – deepesr9
Pedigree – KING KAMEHAMEHA x MOUNTAIN HIGH (IRE) x SCATMANDU – Based On (DARK MANDU)
King Mandu has a win in 8 starts. He broke his maiden 2 back in a 12 furlong Maiden race. He jumped in to Graded company and finished 5th in the 14 furlong G3 Prix De Loot. Improvement is expected for this race and should put him in the mix as a contender. 14/1 here would make him an interesting play.
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