Sep 062019
 

Paris-FR (PAR)
Saturday, September 7, 2019 — 3:00:00 PM EST | Race ID : 2197256
Maudlin Cup
Grade I / Group 1*CPU – Purse : $750,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds and Older
8 Furlongs | ~1600 Meters | One Mile Firm Turf

Paris hosts a full field of males competing for the $750,000 G1 Maudlin Cup over 8 furlongs on firm turf. The field features one End Of Year award winner with a G1 win and over a million in earnings (Weaver’s Warrior), 3 G1 winning millionaires (Whats The Price, Jetnikof and Royal Navy Ship), G1 winner (Rogue Won).
Now for the runners by post position:

Post 1 – RELIABLE ERNO LV
Odds – 17 – 1
Owner – bizalls7
Pedigree – RELIABLE MAN (GB) x PARLIAMENT (IRE) x KAYRAWAN
RELIABLE ERNO LV is the only graded winner by Reliable Man (GB) out of Lady Erno. Lady Erno has had 5 foals with 2 winners. This 5-year-old gelded GER bred started his career with 6 consecutive wins including the Andreas Light Turf Juvenile and the G3 Adam George Cap. His last win was back in May 2018. He is hoping for a hot early pace battle to help his late kick.

Post 2 – VIOLENT TURN
Odds – 11 – 1
Owner – mtkg2offspring
Pedigree – VIOLENCE x ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) x STREET CRY
VIOLENT TURN is a 4-year-old gelding sired by Violence who has 5 graded winners to his credit. He is out of G2 winning broodmare LAGISTICS. She has had 4 other foals with 1 listed winner and 2 stakes placed runners. His best wins have come in the G2 Grand Critter Stakes and 2 listed stakes, Causes Wood Turf Mile and West Of Slew Turf Route. He drops back in distance for this one after several 9- and 10-furlong races. His best races have come where he can sit just off the early pace.

Post 3 – DEEP RED LONHRO
Odds – 14 – 1
Owner – bmr003
Pedigree – DEEP FIELD (AUS) x LONHRO x RED RANSOM
DEEP RED LONHRO is by Deep Field (AUS) out of LONREDDAN. His sire has 2 graded winners. His dam has 3 foals with 2 winners. This 5-year-old horse has one graded stakes win to his credit taking the G3 The Bally’s Chorus. He should be sitting midpack early but will need to step up his game here to take the top prize.

Post 4 – WEAVER’S WARRIOR
Odds – 9 – 1
Owner – lenny2
Pedigree – REDOUTE’S CHOICE x STORM CAT x ALYDAR
WEAVER’S WARRIOR is a 4-year-old colt scratch bred out of Redoute’s Choice. Redoute’s Choice has sired 104 graded winners with 5 of those taking home EOY honors. WEAVER’S WARRIOR is one of those that have taken home EOY honors. He started his career winning his first 4 races including the G1 The Firebird and the G2 The Coventry Stakes. He has also added the G1 The Futurity and 3 listed stakes to his accomplishments. He got back to his winning ways in his last race closing from the back to win convincingly.

Post 5 – WHATS THE PRICE
Odds – 7 – 1
Owner – dayzey
Pedigree – MARCHFIELD x JOHANNESBURG x ARCH
WHATS THE PRICE is the only graded winner by Marchfield. This 5-year-old SAF bred horse is out of the stakes placed broodmare HAMMER PRICE. He is her only graded winner. He has earned $1.5 million in his 20-race career. He has 3 stakes wins with 2 being graded. His graded stakes wins were the G1 Sydney Mile and the G3 Horse Chestnut Stakes. His best runs have come from midpack. He will need to bring his “A” game to get his picture taken today.

Post 6 – HOLY CORNHOLIO
Odds – 28 – 1
Owner – manzarek
Pedigree – MORE THAN READY x UNBRIDLED’S SONG x DANEHILL
HOLY CORNHOLIO is sired by More Than Ready who has 59 graded winners to his credit. This 3-year-old colt has an impressive 6 wins in 8 starts. 4 of those wins have been stakes wins with victories in the G2 Penn Mile and the G3 Irish 2000 Guineas Trial. His last race was in the G1 The Suffix versus older horses where he was not able to employ his late kick but was only beaten 5 ¾ lengths. If he improves off of that effort, he may get apiece of the pie here.

Post 7 – KING HIGH GROUND
Odds – 209 – 1
Owner – graywolf10
Pedigree – CASINO HOST x KING OF KINGS (IRE) x A.P. INDY
KING HIGH GROUND is by Casino Host. Casino Host has sired 4 stakes winners in his stud career. This 3-year-old colt is out of the broodmare THE KING’S BIA BIA who has 13 foals with one being a stakes winner. He looks like he is up against it here looking for his first career win versus a G1 field which includes older horses.

Post 8 – ROGUE WON
Odds – 4 – 1
Owner – monsterhigh3
Pedigree – DUNDEEL (NZ) x WOODMAN x INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE)
ROGUE WON is by Dundeel (NZ) who stands in AUS with one graded winner on his resume. This 5-year-old scratch bred is your morning line favorite at 4-1. His recent speeds are top of the field and has a G1 win in The Locksmith 3 races back. He looks to employ a late running style here and hopes he can take his earnings over the $1 million mark.

Post 9 – WRECKING IT
Odds – 38 – 1
Owner – silversun9epic1
Pedigree – FARHH x OASIS DREAM (GB) x ZABEEL
WRECKING IT is sired by Farhh who has 7 graded winners. WRECKING IT is the first foal out of CLOSET RAMPAGE. This lightly raced 4-year-old ENG bred colt has shown much improvement in his 2 starts this year by winning a local bred allowance and an allowance NW3X by more than 2 lengths. He is taking a big swing here trying to take a G1 in his first stakes try. Could be in the mix here is he runs his career best.

Post 10 – BITE SIZED BANANA
Odds – 10 – 1
Owner – jbcri24
Pedigree – CAT THIEF x MACLEAN’S MUSIC x WAR CHANT
BITE SIZED BANANA is looking to be Cat Thief’s 27th graded winner. This 4-year-old colt has won 7 out of 14 starts with 2 of those wins being in listed stakes. In his last 3 races he picked up the Sarrat De Bon Turf Memorial and the Inside Strength Turf Sprint and ran 4th beaten only 2 lengths in the G1 The Strand Broke. He makes his first route start here and if he can handle the distance could be a major player here.

Post 11 – EXPOSITORYPREACHIN
Odds – 7 – 1
Owner – thewordstables3
Pedigree – TEOFILO x ROYAL ACADEMY x KINGMAMBO
EXPOSITORYPREACHIN is sired by Teofilo. Teofilo has sired 41 graded winners in his breeding career. EXPOSITORYPREACHIN is out of the G3 winning broodmare RED ROYAL. She has had 10 foals with 2 being graded winners and millionaires. EXPOSITORYPREACHIN will be trying for his first stakes win here. If he can duplicate his best races he could be in the mix at the wire.

Post 12 – JETNIKOFF
Odds – 9 – 1
Owner – manoroflad
Pedigree – SEPOY x MONTJEU x MR. PROSPECTOR
JETNIKOFF is by Sepoy who currently has sired 33 graded winners. This 6-year-old scratch bred horse has 9 wins in his career. 2 of those wins were at the graded level with one being the G1 The Queen Sam and the other the G2 The Futility Stakes. His last win was in 2018 and has recently struggled against top level runners. Will need to regain top form to take this one.

Post 13 – OTTO SILLY
Odds – 7 – 1
Owner – kaner10
Pedigree – DANSILI (GB) x UNBRIDLED’S SONG x STORM CAT
OTTO SILLY is sired by Dansili (GB) who has sired 109 graded stakes winners. He is out of the stakes placed broodmare PRO’S SONG. She has had 7 foals with 2 of them being graded stakes winners and 2 more being graded stakes placed and listed stakes winners. OTTO SILLY has won 8 starts out of 19 races with 3 of the wins being stakes wins. This 4-year-old colt won the G3 The Witchcraft and the listed stakes Mars Chat Turf Route and the Brush Of Grey Turf Mile. If he can run close to his race 2 back, he should be in the fight at the end.

Post 14 – ROYAL NAVY SHIP
Odds – 6 – 1
Owner – theduke96
Pedigree – GOLD SHIP (JPN) x DUBAI MILLENNIUM x NORTHERN DANCER
ROYAL NAVY SHIP is a 5-year-old horse by Gold Ship (JPN). Gold Ship (JPN) stands in Japan and ROYAL NAVY SHIP is his only graded winner. ROYAL NAVY SHIP is the top money earner in the field with over $3.4 million earned in 24 starts with 11 of those being wins. On dirt he has 2 graded victories with one being the G3 The Affirmative and the other being the G1 Breeders’ Bowl Dirt Mile. He is also a graded winner on turf with a win in the G2 The Ted Nugent Classis. He is looking here to become one of the few horses that have won G1’s on multiple surfaces. Will need a stellar effort but is now out of reach here.
Good Luck Everyone!

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  1. Thanks for the article.