Saturday, June 15, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST | Race ID: 2196109
Sky Turn To Black Turf Route
Stakes – Purse $100,000
Restricted to 4 Year Olds and Older
10 Furlongs on Turf
1) pastern of steel
m rabo 7/5
Out of the jacklad farm is this six year old FRANKEL gelding. He has finished in the money in nineteen of twenty-eight career starts with an impressive nine wins with three coming at Stakes Races. He tried his hand at Grade 3 last time out but was disappointing in an eighth place finish where he was beaten by more than twenty lengths. He will look to bounce back here in hopes of taking home his third Stakes Race of the year.
j hughes 8/5
Out of the groupiedoll farm is this five year old ELUSIVE QUALITY stallion. He comes in off a big win last time out at an allowance race down under where he ran big 108 speed at this same distance. That race followed a four month layoff after a fourth place finish in his only other start in 2019. He comes back on just thirty two days rest here which is the shortest break of his career. Ownership hopes that he will respond well and find a spot on the board.
3) orange monarch
p jolly 43/1
Out of the liljoey farm is this five year old TONALIST gelding. He comes in off three straight races where finished outside the money after beginning the year with a second place result at an allowance race in Nebraska. He has tried both surfaces during his career and has raced exclusively at a mile or greater and has only hit the board three times in twenty-four starts. I think I would give him a nice long rest after this one and bring him back next time out and see how he performs in a sprint. He may surprise at shorter distances but I think he will be predictably out of the mix against this field.
4) giant farhh
c garber 5/1
Out of the jbcri10 farm is this four year old FARHH colt. He has finished in the money in eight of his fifteen career starts and in his last six in a row. He comes in off a win last time out when he took home an allowance race in Mardi Gras country where he ran 105 speed before being presented with the purple green and gold beads in the winner’s circle. He will like the distance here and should be able to keep his streak going with another spot on the board.
5) forest lever
g wiedner 5/2
Out of the cencall20 farm is this five year old FORESTRY gelding. He has finished in the money in fifteen of his twenty-one career starts including five wins. He finished eight lengths back last time out at the War General Dirt Route but had a win two back when he blazed 109 speed with both covering ten furlongs. He continues his race a month pace in 2019 with this his sixth start of the year here but has responded fairly well to the busy schedule and should be in the mix.