Saturday, May 18, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST | Race ID: 2195716
The Aught Conn Cup
Grade 3 – Purse $150,000
Restricted to 4 Year Olds and Older
8.5 Furlongs on Turf
8) a merry cane
t tippins 17/1
Out of the greta1 farm is this five year old AMERICAIN stallion. He has finished in the money in just eight of his twenty-three career starts. He comes in on a speed streak having posted 100+ speed in seven straight topping out at 108. He tries Graded Stakes for the first time here today and hopes some stiffer competition will maybe translate to a spot on the board.
9) distorted tiger
b renfroe 9/1
Out of the foxon5 farm is this four year old MISSION IMPAZZIBLE colt. He comes in off a Local Championship Stakes win in Vermont where he ran impressive 113 speed over a mile. The season has been great for him so far as he has finished in the money in all but one of his starts and has achieved two wins and two runner ups. He should like the distance here and may add to his yearly earnings but finding a spot on the board in his first Stakes start.
m holohan 10/1
Out of the fleetwood farm is this four year old MAKFI gelding. He has finished in the money in eleven of his fourteen starts and comes in off an impressive win at an allowance race in Kentucky. He was gelded at teh end of the 2018 campaign and has responded well having finished in the money in all three starts and posting 112+ speed in all three. Those results are hard to ignore and he should be in the mix here today out of the three hole.
11) of tongatapu
d samaan 6/1
Out of the newastin8 farm is this seven year old SO YOU THINK stallion. He has finished in the money in nineteen of his twenty-one career starts including ten wins. He comes in having hit the board in seven straight with the first in the streak dating all the way back to July of 2015. He did not race at all in the two years following that but has responded well since and is making up for lost time. Huge 119 speed in his last start back in March make him one to watch out for….he may be old in years but he still can bring it against his younger competition.
10) done or finished
p haynes 9/1
Out of the gowans3 farm is this five year old SHAMARDAL stallion. He comes in off a seventh place finish at the Grade 2 Frisco Mile where he ran 102 speed. Prior to that he had his first Stakes win when he took home the Spare T Turf Route in impressive come from behind fashion where he won by less than a length while posting 116 speed. He has shown consistent speed but comes in on just four weeks rest and I wonder how that might affect him against this impressive field of fourteen.
4) dream daddy
b child 6/1
Out of the badger farm is this four year old SEA THE STARS gelding. He has finished in the money in ten of his thirteen starts including seven wins. He comes in off a seventh place finish at the Magic Laxe Turf Route which ended a streak of four wins and six of seven since being gelded. Included in the streak was blazing 120 speed at this same distance that if he can repeat will be hard to beat.
w mclendon 7/1
Out of the capecod1 farm is this four year old STREET SENSE colt. He has finished in the money in eight of his nine career starts having not finished worse than second in more than a year. He won his first Stakes start three back when he took home the Pure Quest Turf Mile and has followed that up with back runner ups where he blazed 116 speed with both coming at this distance. He is well rested and should go off as one of the favorites here and will be tough to beat.
13) young jap
s tate 11/1
Out of the latebred farm is this four year old ORFEVRE colt. He has finished in the money in nine of his sixteen career starts including six wins. He has competed in three straight Grade 3 races and had a win at the Lipstick Guineas and a third at the Sussex Handicap. He has demonstrated good speed in his last seven and the Grade 3 experience should serve him well as he competes out of the thirteen hole.
k wakeman 27/1
Out of the alibilane farm is this four year old ORB colt. He has finished in the money in seven of his 13 career starts which have all come on the dirt. He has posted 100+ sped in four straight and topping out at 108 three back in a win at al allowance race in Florida. It will be interesting to see how he responds to the change of surface, if he responds well he might be one to keep an eye on.
2) furious and fast
v webb 6/1
Out of the timelywriter farm is this five year old FLATTER stallion. He has finished in the money in thirteen of his seventeen career starts including six wins with one coming at the Grade 3 Apple Martini Handicap where he ran big 118 speed. He has shown consistent speed in all of his starts and has performed well at this distance.
6) images of a gun
d viz 22/1
Out of the houseparty farm is this four year old INVINCIBLE SPIRIT colt. He comes in off a fifth place finish last time out at the Grade 3 Millers Cup where he ran 107 speed over eight furlongs. In the race prior to that he had a win at an allowance race in England where he came from the middle of the pack to win by half a length. He will face better competition here but he should be in the mix.
r parker 41/1
Out of the johnkarczewski22 farm is this four year old RACE DAY colt. He has finished in the money in six of his nine career starts. He tried Graded stakes for the first time in his last start and had a fifth place finish. He is coming back on just four weeks rest and that may affect his performance here out of the one hole.
r johnston 8/1
Out of the liam28 farm is this four year old SUPER SAVER colt. He comes in off back to back wins and four in his last five with the most recent coming at the Western Sculpture Turf Memorial where he ran impressive 119 speed to edge out OF TONGATAPU. He will look to keep his streak alive and if he can repeat recent speed numbers we may see him in the winner’s circle.
14) harbour lever
m devlin 9/1
Out of the johnkarczewski22 farm is this six year old HARBOUR WATCH stallion. He has finished in the money in seventeen of his twenty-nine career starts including eleven wins. He had a runner up finish at this same race last year and followed that up with the same result at the Grade 2 Sparkler Handicap. The six starts since then have seen him only hit the board once when he had a win two back at an allowance race.