BREEDERS BOWL TURF
Mile and a Half (12 F) on the Turf for 3 year olds and up.
A very strong and accomplished group of horses will take to the gate in this year edition of the Breeders Bowl Turf event here in Kentucky. All 14 of this year’s runners have won at the graded level including 10 that have hit the wire first at our highest level G1. The field has combined for 33 Graded Stakes wins with 15 at G1, 12 at G2 and 6 at G3. A pair of horses competed in EQUINICS 2018 and 2 runners appeared in last years Breeders Bowl; one in the BB Turf Juvenile and the other in the BB F&M Turf. 11 of these horses have eclipsed the Million dollar earnings mark. The field has 1 Filly and 5 Geldings and is comprised of 2 3yo’s, 7 4yo’s, and 5 5 yo’s. FRANKEL has sired 2 of this year’s runners. Mare breds out number scratch breds 8 to 6 in this field.
THE POST PARADE:
1- HOW THEY SHINE (7-1) temp1 stable
5 yo Irish Bred is the only filly in the field and is a scratch bred daughter of SEA THE STARS. Has not failed to hit the board since her 5th place finish at the 2018 EQUINICS, including 2 wins in the G2- Nikki Show and the G1- Europe Classic last time out. 2 of those ITM finishes came on yielding turfs where she has posted her career best SP of 118. The stars may just be aligning for this lady that is the winningest horse in the field.
2- RUNNING ON EVIL (6-1) simsters8 stable
4 yo English Bred gelding is a scratch bred son of FRANKEL. Has been installed as one of the ML co favorites by the handicapper. Is 4 for 4 on off Turfs in his career including 3 Graded stakes; G1- San Francisco Captain Hdcp, G2- Carslabad Lessons and G1- Man Of War Stakes. In 14 lifetime races has only been off the board twice with 8 career victories. Career best SP of 118 on an off Turf. Hoping to flash an evil grin in the winners circle.
3- CAMBRIDGE STATION (10-1) padrecali2 stable
5 yo French Bred horse is the scratch bred son of MOTIVATOR. One of the most experienced horses with 23 career starts. Has been a force at the G2 and G3 level but is still looking for the G1 breakthrough. Last time out in the G1 Longchamp Marathon was Third over 2 miles. Had best SP of 117 winning the G2- Stayers Dash. Ran second in only off turf start in 2016 allowance. Looking to not get left on the platform when the train leaves the station.
4- DREAM OF STARS (6-1) ianwhipkey13 stable
4 yo Irish Bred horse is the son of GALILEO out of the mare JULIA’S DREAM (DYNAFORMER). The ML co favorite has the most G1 wins in the field with 3 and 5 total graded victories. Has won 6 of his last 8 races dating back to October 2017. Has no career starts over an off turf. Posted his high SP of 118 in the G1 win one back at the G.P. Von Baden. Will the off turf turn his BB dream into a nightmare?
5- GOLDIRON (24-1) 4tees stable
3 yo English Bred colt is the son of GOLDEN HORN out of the mare HESIONE (MONTJEU). The least experienced runner with only 9 races but has 6 wins and 8 ITM finishes to his credit. Won last out in the G1 Coalminer Cup and posted best SP of 112 in a listed stakes over 11f one back. He has never made a trip over an off turf. Also picked up a win at the G1 Japanese Derby in May. An interesting question here, can this young upstart take out the experienced veterans?
6- ARCHIE TRUNKER (12-1) simsters 1 stable
4 yo Irish Bred gelding is the son of FASTNET ROCK out of the mare BRIDGE OF THE GODS (DUBAWI). Won the G1 Jockeys Weapon last time out and put up his best SP 114 one before in a local allowance. Has finished ITM in 6 of his last 7 races including 4 wins. Has a win and 2 seconds in 3 career starts over an off turf. All 8 of his wins have come since switching to the turf in March of 2017. Hoping that he does not turn out to be a Meathead.
7- MID MOUNTAIN (9-1) oldmonnselite stable
5 yo Turkish Bred gelding is the scratch bred son of MOUNTAIN CAT. Has ran third in last 2 outings both which were graded stakes. Posted lifetime best SP of 116 winning the G3- Golden Bridge. Has finished ITM in 19 of 23 career races. Has won both of the races that he has entered over an off turf. Has won 6 out of 13 starts only missing the board twice since being gelded. Looking to find his way to the BB summit.
8- DIRE WARNING (9-1) gattaca stable
4 yo English Bred colt is the son of DUBAWI out of the mare SPELLBINDING (FRANKEL). Book ended his 6 graded starts by winning last time out in the G1- Canada Cup and posting his career high SP of 117 winning the G2- At Night Cap in December 2017. He ran seventh in his only start over an off turf. Has 7 wins in 12 turf route starts. Tate has been in the saddle for the last 6 races. Will his warning be heeded or disregarded?
9- RADIANT CUT (12-1) grrm stable
4 yo Kentucky Bred colt is the son of DISTOTED HUMOR out of the mare KNIGHT RADIANT (KITTEN’S JOY). Had his 4 race winning streak broken last out in the G1- Coalminer Cup running second. In his only other graded start won the G2- Polish Damsire. Posted best SP in a listed stakes of 112. Has never raced over an off turf. Has 5 wins in 7 races since switching back to the turf in February. The only American will look to shine brightly here in Kentucky.
10- FRANKLY SCARY (35-1) asrstar3 stable
3 yo English Bred colt is the scratch bred son of FRANKEL. Has been installed by the handicapper as the longest shot on the ML board. Competed last year in the BB Turf Juvenile running ninth. Has had less than stellar results since winning the G1- Sydney Derby in April. Posted career high SP of 112 one back in the G1- Big Red Stakes finishing second. Has no experience over an off turf. Hoping to follow up Halloween by scaring up a BB victory.
11- SHADY CAMEL (11-1) plunk stable
5 yo Irish Bred horse is the son of CAMELOT out of the mare CILANTRO (SEA THE STARS). Competed at EQUINICS 2018 running eleventh. Has posted his top SP of 115 on two occasions. The win at the G3- Autumn Stakes last out gave him wins at all 3 graded levels. Has been ITM in two-thirds of his 21 starts with 7 victories. Has yet to make a trip over an off turf. Will he be able to come out of the shade and into the sunshine?
12- BARNSTORMED (11-1) lenny22 stable
4 yo French Bred gelding is the scratch bred son of DALAKHANI. Has finished ITM in 16 out 18 races with 6 wins and the with two 2 exceptions both coming at extended distances. Got his only graded win in four tries one race back in the G2- Deauville. Last time out he was seventh at the G1- Longchamp Marathon over 2 miles. Has never made a trip over an off turf. Has a career best SP of 112. Will attempt to swoop right past this field.
13- HISTORICAL IMPACT (7-1) mtkdynasty stable
5 yo Japanese Bred gelding is the son of DEEP IMPACT out of the mare HISTORICAL FICTION (SEA THE STARS). Has 4 straight finishes of first or second, including winning the G1- Classic Turf Stakes last out. Had his career high SP of 117 in January in a Listed stakes. Rallied to finish fourth in his only start on an off turf. Has made 6 straight graded starts over the 12f distance. Would love to impact history by winning here at the BB.
14- BEST BITE EVER (11-1) plano22 stable
4 yo Irish Bred colt is the son of BATTLE OF MARENGO out of the mare LIFE IS A GAME (SHAMARDAL). Has 5 wins in 15 starts since moving to the turf in March of 2017. Broke his streak of three straight second places with an off trip in the G1- Ark De Comicdog finishing 10th. Won the G1- New Zealand Darby. Has a first and a second in his two career races over the off turf. Drawing they outside post will it affect his appetite?