Saturday, September 14, 2019 — 3:00:00 PM EST | Race ID : 2197356
Grade I / Group 1*CPU – Purse : $750,000
Restricted to 3 Year Olds and Older, Fillies and Mares Only
12 Furlongs | ~2400 Meters | One Mile and a Half Firm Turf
DUBAI BANKER ATTEMPTS TO CASH IN AGAIN AND REPEAT IN THE G1 VERMILLION STAKES
12 top notch fillies and mares invade Paris to compete in the G1 Vermillion Stakes contested over 12 furlongs on firm turf. The field contains 4 with more than $1 million in earnings (3 with over $2 million). 5 that have won at least 1 G1 race and 2 G3 winners.
It is time to meet the field.
Post 1 – FINAL REALM
Odds – 12/1
Owner – crazyjoe
Pedigree – UNCLE MO x FRANKEL (GB) x SEA THE STARS
Drawing the inside post is FINAL REALM. She is by Uncle Mo out of Devil’s Dragon. Like her mom, FINAL REALM has earned EOY honors. As a 3-year-old had a streak of 5 consecutive graded wins with 3 G1’s (Sydney Oaks, Oaks de English and The Irish Oaks) sandwiched between a G2 and a G3. In addition to that spectacular run was a runner up finish in the Breeders’ Bowl F and M Turf. She has struggled as a 4-year-old but lenny271 gets her back to a distance where she was dominant.
Post 2 – LA CIENAGA
Odds – 15/1
Owner – haack
Pedigree – TEOFILO x SEA THE STARS x SADLER’S WELLS
This 4-year-old filly is by Tofilo based on NASTY HAACK. She will be making her 2nd graded start today. haack is asking a lot from this one here with her top-level win being an Allow nw4l. Her late running style may help her with what looks like about 5 that could compete for the early lead. Could be an option for minor placings in a trifecta or superfecta bet.
Post 3 – RICH AND SASSY
Odds – 10/1
Owner – canyong8
Pedigree – ZOFFANY x DUBAWI (IRE) x SADLER’S WELLS
Sired by Zoffany, this 4-year-old filly is out of the stakes placed mare BOREALIS. RICH AND SASSY is her first and most accomplished runner with 3 G3 wins (Oaks de Czech, The Dutch St. Leger and The Noble Spirit. Her top speeds put her near the top of the field and canyongate hopes that her 3rd attempt at a G1 is the charm.
Post 4 – WARFAREISSPIRITUAL
Odds – 4/1
Owner – willyam41
Pedigree – DECLARATION OF WAR x DUBAWI (IRE) x GALILEO (IRE)
Declaration Of War sired this 5 year old mare out of the G1 winning mare PRAYINGWITHIMPACT. WARFAREISSPIRITUAL picked up a G1 win for willyam13 in the 10 furlong The Friendly Wager in her last race. She adds distance today as may be up to the task as her dam was a previous winner of this G1 Vermillion Stakes. WARFAREISSPIRITUAL should be sitting midpack early and is not one to be overlooked.
Post 5 – CRACK WEAPON
Odds – 13/1
Owner – crackpot
Pedigree – DEEP IMPACT x MONTJEU x KINGMAMBO
This 4-year-old filly is by Deep Impact based on the multiple G1 winning millionaire DIRECT. Both of his G1 victories came at today’s distance. CRACK WEAPON is looking for her first stakes win but is grade placed at this distance. tees hopes her 2nd crack at a G1 here is the ticket to the winners circle. She should be placed near the front here. Will need to see some improvement here to run with the top ones in this field.
Post 6 – MI TOTONITA
Odds – 10/1
Owner – ottohaack
Pedigree – EPIPHANEIA (JPN) x SADLER’S WELLS x FORTY NINER
This Epiphaneia sired 4-year-old filly is the 2nd and could be his best entrant into this G1. She is the 5th out of TOTO NAFRESCA and her most accomplished runner to date. MI TOTONITA made her 2nd attempt at a G3 a winning one by drawing off to win The Giving Stakes by a convincing 3 ½ lengths. She will likely need an improved effort to take this one but must be considered.
Post 7 – LATERAL MOVEMENT
Odds – 12/1
Owner – mtkslordship
Pedigree – FLINTSHIRE (GB) x DYNAFORMER x SEEKING THE GOLD
LATERAL MOVEMENT is trying to get Flintshire (GB) his first G1 winner. This speedy filly is out of the G3 winning mare HOUSE ON A FINGER. LATERAL MOVEMENT is her 4th foal and her 2nd listed stakes winner. Trained by mtk76, this versatile 4-year-old filly has shown the ability to win going wire to wire and also coming from midpack. She has yet to duplicate her top speeds in graded company, but she is lightly raced and could still have some improvement in her.
Post 8 – DUBAI BANKER
Odds – 5/1
Owner – deyoto5
Pedigree – DUBAWI (IRE) x PIVOTAL x RAINBOW QUEST
This 5-year-old mare is by Dubawi (IRE) and is the 2nd runner out of the multiple G1 winning millionaire mare SOCIAL BANKER. This front running mare has 2 G1 wins to her credit and deyoto is bring her back to defend her G1 Vermillion Stakes win. If she gets away from the gate uncontested, she would pose a serious threat to this field.
Post 9 – QUITERIA
Odds – 10/1
Owner – mtklegacy
Pedigree – GALILEO (IRE) x DANEHILL DANCER x GONE WEST
This 5-year-old mare is sired by Galileo (IRE) and is the 1st runner out of the G2 winning mare REQUIESCAT IN PACE. mtk76 hopes QUITERIA can regain the form she showed in the 13-furlong G1 The Swarm Song where she drew off to win impressively by 3 lengths. It will take that type of effort for her to finish well here.
Post 10 – HYPERDRAGON
Odds – 7/1
Owner – asoiaf
Pedigree – REDOUTE’S CHOICE x DYNAFORMER x SADLER’S WELLS
HYPERDRAGON is one of 2 entries for given sired by Redoute’s Choice. The first one is based on the 4x G1 winning millionaire SUPERDRAGON with all his G1 wins coming at 12 furlongs. HYPERDRAGON is grade placed in her last 2 races with both being G2’s at 12 furlongs. Another that looks to be near the front, she hopes her 3rd attempt at graded competition is a successful one.
Post 11 – DEGEN LECKEN
Odds – 10/1
Owner – persuader
Pedigree – REDOUTE’S CHOICE x MONSUN x IN THE WINGS
The 2nd given 4-year-old filly by Redoute’s Choice is out of multiple G1 winning millionaire FLAMMEN SEHEN. The youngest of 8 foals, DEGEN LECKEN, is attempting to win her first attempt at a G1 race. Her lone try at a graded resulted in a 2nd place finish in the 13-furlong G2 where she led most of the race and finished 2nd well clear of the 3rd place finisher.
Post 12 – HOW THEY SHINE
Odds – 6/1
Owner – temp1
Pedigree – SEA THE STARS x DANEHILL x KINGMAMBO
Drawing the outside post is the oldest mare in the field. This scratch bred 6-year-old mare is by Sea The Stars. This dixiedotco trained mare is the top money earner in the field with over $3.5 million in earnings. She has 5 graded wins with 2 G1’s versus open company in The Winter Cup and The Europe Classic. She may be in the later stages of her career, but she is one classy mare that is tough to ignore.
Best of luck to all contestants!