Aug 222019
 

New York (NY)
Saturday, August 24, 2019 — 2:20:00 PM EST | Race ID : 2197056
Prince’s Knight Stakes
Grade I / Group 1*CPU – Purse : $750,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds
7 Furlongs | ~1400 Meters | Seven Eighths of a Mile Good Dirt

Thirteen 3 year old males invade New York to compete in the $750,000 Grade 1 Prince’s Knight Stakes at 7 furlongs over a good track. Here is your field.

Post 1 – THE FAITH MILITANT
Odds – 7/1
Owner – fairhaven3
Pedigree – ZENSATIONAL x DISTORTED HUMOR x GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (Based On: THE HIGH SEPTON)
THE FAITH MILITANT has been successful at every level that he has raced and has collected $590,000 for his efforts. He broke his maiden first out, picked up an allowance win in his second try at that level, won the Ancient World Dirt Sprint and the Cuvee Beau Dirt Sprint, won the G3 – The Lazaro and the G2 – The Stephen Woody. He looks like he will be back to a distance he likes and looks to be one poised to make a late run here.

Post 2 – EL GURU
Odds – 9/1
Owner – dscreetcat
Pedigree – SPEIGHTSTOWN x UNBRIDLED’S SONG x DEPUTY MINISTER (Dam Bred: GALLOPER)
EL GURU broke his maiden in his second start. In his next four races he faced allowance and residency stakes foes picking up 3 ITM finishes. He has won 3 out of his last 4 races with one win at the allowance level and the Fernando Slew Dirt Dash and the Pickle Picking Dirt Dash. Will be making his first graded attempt here.

Post 3 – MY AWESOME KING
Odds – 9/1
Owner – ddkstables
Pedigree – AWESOME AGAIN x KING KAMEHAMEHA x DUBAWI (IRE) (Dam Bred: QUEEN KAM)
MY AWESOME KING has the lone Grade 1 win in the field. He won his first 5 starts as a 2-year-old collecting the G2 The Champagne Mile, G2 The Boones Farm and taking top honors in the G1 Breeders’ Bowl Juvenile Turf. His first try on dirt was the G2 Giant Slayer Classic where he prevailed by ¼ length. He is dropping back in distance here looking to get back into form.

Post 4 – KINGOFFRANCE
Odds – 11/1
Owner – xpansion8
Pedigree – CHAPEL ROYAL x FRENCH DEPUTY x DESERT KING (Dam Bred: FRENCH DANCING)
KINGOFFRANCE started his career winning 2 local bred races in his first 4 starts. He since has picked up 4 wins in his last 5 starts including the One Inspector Dirt Sprint and Phantom Wings Dirt Sprint, G3 Llama Enforcer Stakes and G2 The Carry Forward. Looks to be about midpack early and will attempt to close late.

Post 5 – STRUCK BY A VIXEN
Odds – 11/1
Owner – redhill3
Pedigree – A. P. ARROW x MEDAGLIA D’ORO x BROAD BRUSH (Dam Bred: VIDEO VIXEN)
STRUCK BY A VIXEN took a race to get going and then reeled off 4 in a row including 2 allowance wins and the listed Happy Anniversary. His next big win came in the G3 Special Bid Stakes and followed that up with a win in the G3 Pie Guys Tipping Stakes and Zamichi Dirt Special. He should be near the front early here.

Post 6 – HEMP’S DINERO
Odds – 12/1
Owner – boudin2
Pedigree – LIAM’S MAP x GIANT’S CAUSEWAY x MR. PROSPECTOR (Dam Bred: GLORIANA)
HEMP’S DINERO finished a nice 2nd in his debut and followed that up with 3 in a row ending with the Sore Prospect Dirt Juvenile. He faced G3 foes in his next and was on the lead and faded. He won the G2 Swale Stakes and the G3 The Buccaneer Derby in his next 2 starts. Looking to get back on track here after 2 routes and a return to sprinting.

Post 7 – FLAG THE GOLD
Odds – 17/1
Owner – nybredtrot
Pedigree – LAOBAN x SEEKING THE GOLD x HOIST THE FLAG (Dam Bred: FLAGGER)
FLAG THE GOLD got into the winner’s circle in his 4th start. He was 3rd in his first try versus winners. He then went on a winning streak taking his next 5 allowance races. His last 2 have seen him in the money in a G2 and a listed. He looks to be stalking the pace early and could be a presence in the stretch.

Post 8 – USTHERYDES
Odds – 5/1
Owner – supapogs9
Pedigree – DISTORTED HUMOR x OASIS DREAM (GB) x STORM CAT (Based On: UTHERYDES)
USTHERYDES won his first 3 races and then jumped into a G1 where he faded late. He picked up a win in his next start in the Akula Dirt Juvenile. He then attempted a G2 where he did not fire. He tried to make up for that start by winning Morph The Cat Dirt Sprint and 2 more allowance races. He finished 2nd in his last race missing by ¾ length. He has posted one of the faster speeds in this field so he may fit well here.

Post 9 – AMERICAN TRUMPET
Odds – 4/1
Owner – danger
Pedigree – AMERICAN PHAROAH x A.P. INDY x MR. PROSPECTOR (Dam Bred: DEMONA TRUMPET)
AMERICAN TRUMPET started his career quickly by winning his first 2 starts. He then tried 8 furlongs in his next 4 starts with little success. Once he dropped back into sprints, he reeled off 3 more wins in a row. His last 2 starts have been against listed foes where he prevailed in the Delaware County Dirt Challenge with an eye popping 116. If he can handle the class jump into this field, he could be tough here.

Post 10 – ALOTTAFUN
Odds – 13/1
Owner – xpansion8
Pedigree – BRADBURY’S LUCK (AUS) x SPEIGHTSTOWN x VICTORY GALLOP (CAN) (Based On: SPEIGHT THE STORM)
ALOTTAFUN started his career with 2 on turf where he finished 2nd in both. His first attempt on dirt was a winning one taking a local bred maiden. He switched back to turf in his next where he showed little in a G1. His next 3 were winning races taking an allowance and the Son Carson Dirt Juvenile and the Tempest Louis Dirt Sprint. His next 3 races he produced a 2nd and a 3rd place finish before being stretched to 9 furlongs where he did not show much. A return to sprinting brought a win in the Run N Away Dirt Memorial. His last start was in a G2 where he closed ground on the leader but was not able to produce a top finish. Will need to show improvement here to take top prize.

Post 11 – FORESTRIKE
Odds – 15/1
Owner – kmracing2
Pedigree – FORESTRY x SMART STRIKE x NORTHERN DANCER (Dam Bred: HONOR AND GLORY)
FORESTRIKE showed promise early winning his first 2 races. His best finishes in his next 11 races have been 5 2nd place finishes (2 in G2’s, 2 in G3’s and one in listed). He will need to produce a career best outing here to get his picture taken here.

Post 12 – STRIKEFROMRONALDO
Odds – 13/1
Owner – theoc3
Pedigree – SHAMAN GHOST (CAN) x FUSAICHI PEGASUS x STORM CAT (Dam Bred: MISS ROBERTS)
STRIKEFROMRONALDO took a few races to put it together and won his 5th start. He then placed in an allowance on grass before making a successful switch back to dirt which has resulted in a 5-race win streak with the Big Red Brush Dirt Special in his last. Makes his first start versus graded competition but has posted one of the better speed ratings here.

Post 13 – AMERICAN TIDE
Odds – 10/1
Owner – chloedawg4
Pedigree – AMERICAN FREEDOM x GIANT’S CAUSEWAY x MR. PROSPECTOR (Dam Bred: TRAGIC EVENT)
AMERICAN TIDE broke his maiden in his third start. Took his 3 starts versus allowance foes before he got his next win but his next race resulted in a win the Prospector Tackle Dirt Challenge. His next 3 races versus graded foes resulted in one 3rd place finish in a G3. His return to a listed race resulted in a win in the Thunder City G Dirt Sprint.

Good Luck To All!

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  3 Responses to “THIRTEEN 3 YEAR OLDS GO TO BATTLE FOR THE CROWN IN THE GRADE 1 PRINCE’s KNIGHT STAKES”

  1. Nice article and glad to see you are writing again! Good job as always.

  2. Thanks for the write-up kody…well done…my New York Bred might be a bit over-matched, at least according to the oddsmaker, but he’s earned a shot…

  3. Nice job Kody. You have a way of summing up a horse in a few words like Trotter does.