May 102019
 

G1- SAINT LARRY

 

Nothing makes a lady happier than a night in Paris.  A visit to the Louvre, a trip to the top of the Eifel Tower, lunch on a street café with a glass of vino and a French baguette.  But this group of 3 year old ladies comes with a different prize gleaming in their eyes; a win in the G1- Saint Larry.  To be contested over the distance of 10 furlongs (2000 meters for the continentals) on the Firm Turf.  9 Fillies with enter the gates on Saturday for the 3pm start.  2 of these ladies have already earned their graded badges while 4 others are listed stakes winners, but we have 1 Filly entered that has yet to break her maiden.  The Handicapper has packed 7 of the 9 entries in between 4-1 and 7-1 odds.

And now a look at the Post Parade:

1 KAURI ZAPPER (6-1) rharfo20004 6-3-2-0
DECLARATION OF WAR x LONHRO x GHOSTZAPPER

The Kentucky bred enters here on a 2 race win streak including last time out winning the Proud Mary Turf Filly Route popping a 99 SP#.  Adding a half furlong for the 4th straight race.  Produced by the stakes winning he-mare HANNAHRO’S ZAPPER.  Making her first start outside the USA.  Has shown the ability to close as well as stalk the early pace.

2 LACTICAL (7-1) derekcarlson 9-4-1-2
ZELZAL(FR) x OASIS DREAM(GB) x DISTORTED HUMOR

The French bred is the 6th foal out of the mare MILK OF THE POPPY and is her only graded winner.  Has split her career between the turf and the dirt.  Has won 2 out 4 since the last change to the weeds.  Fast starter that has been 1st or 2nd out of the gates every time.  2 back won the G3- Triangular Star Stakes with a 99 SP#.  Look for her to be out in front at the first turn.

3 OTTO BENNY (5-1) kaner 7-3-2-0
DUBAWI(IRE) x SMART STRIKE x SEATTLE SLEW

English bred will have jockey D Ledwith for the 3rd time looking for 1st win.  Has shown different riding styles all throughout her career hard to predict her strategy here.  Last out had a 97 SP# while running 5th in the G1- Japanese 1000 Guineas.  She is the 2nd of 3 offspring from the stakes place mare BENAROYA HALL.  Has made 4 graded starts in her career.

4 EARTH IS FLAT (9/2) redhill 5-4-0-0
SYMBOLI KRIS S x MONTJEU x CAERLEON

Japanese bred has won 4 straight races with the last 2 being listed stakes with a 99 SP# last out in the Mother Teddy Turf Filly Route.  Does not charge out to the early lead but will not stray to far from it either.  Last non-winning effort was her first ever race.  She is the 5th foal from the grade 1 winning mare COLD WORLD and is looking to be her 2nd graded winner.

5 OCEAN WARS (7-1) lightng99 9-3-1-0
DECLARATION OF WAR x STORMY ATLANTIC x GALILEO(IRE)

Kentucky bred has won 3 out of 5 since switching back to the turf including last out where she blistered a 102 SP# winning the Sky Execute Turf Filly Route.  Finished 8th in her one graded appearance.  The first of 2 offspring from the mare OCEAN PRINCESS and bothe are stakes winners.  Will probably giving us a stalking type trip before opening it up.

6 WATER DANCING (18-1) cadet 2-0-0-0
DANSILI(GB) x SEA THE STARS x SADLER’S WELLS

The handicapper’s long shot special only has 2 career starts and has not hit the board in either one.  Last time out put up an 81 SP# in a MSW over 8.5 panels here in Paris.  Based on the stakes placed he-mare IRON BANK OF CADET.  Has choice to sit just behind the early pace so far.  Does Cadet know something about this English bred that the rest of us do not, we will see.

7 BRING THE GROOM (4-1) canyongate 6-4-1-0
SEBRING x SMART STRIKE x NIJINSKY 2ND

Australian bred has won her last 3 starts but will be making her graded stakes debut.  2 back hit her top SP# 101 in a NW3L local allowance.  She will be making her charge from off the pace.  She is the 5th foal produced from the graded stakes winning mare STRIKE THE GROOM.  She has won all 3 races at a distance of 1 mile or more.  Handicapper’s ML Favorite.

8 SCARLETT SLEEVES (9-1) spinround 7-3-1-1
SIYOUNI x NEW APPROACH(IRE) x MACHIAVELLIAN

The French bred made her last 2 starts here in Paris but on the dirt track.  She has a top turf SP# of 88.  Kentucky has 1 previous mount and won.  This will be the first stakes race for her at any level.  She is the 1st offspring from the stakes placed mare LAST WEEK TONIGHT.  Will make every effort to challenge for the early lead.

9 AERO (9/2) tfon 9-5-1-0
DURAMENTE(JPN) x NO NAY NEVER x SYMBOLI KRIS S

The Japanese bred is the winningest lady in the field with Five.  Kicked out a 98 SP# winning the G1- Vermont Is 4 Lovers.  She is a strong staking horse but struggles with bad starts sometimes.  She was the first of 2 foals produced by the mare NO KRIS S.  Could not overcome a poor start last out which ended a 2 race win streak.  Will the outside gate help or hurt her chances here?

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