Home Horse Racing Weekend Lineup Offered By Monmouth Park: Belmont Attracts High Turf 3-12 months-Olds – Horse Racing Information

Weekend Lineup Offered By Monmouth Park: Belmont Attracts High Turf 3-12 months-Olds – Horse Racing Information

Weekend Lineup Offered By Monmouth Park: Belmont Attracts High Turf 3-12 months-Olds – Horse Racing Information


A pair of Grade 1 turf contests for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park take middle stage on america racing calendar this weekend: the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby Invitational. The 2 Grade 1s are a part of 4 graded stakes scheduled for the penultimate day of racing on the Belmont Park spring/summer time meet on Saturday.

Saturday additionally options the most important days of horse racing for each Horseshoe Indianapolis and Prairie Meadows.

The previous is comprised of Indiana Derby Day, the state’s largest day of horse racing with six listed stakes races and two graded. Two Kentucky Derby alums will contest the day’s characteristic race, the Grade 3, $300,000 Indiana Derby: Verifying and Increase Cain.

At Iowa’s Prairie Meadows, the $250,000 Iowa Derby drew a discipline of 14 3-year-olds. That Saturday race is supported by three different stakes races, together with the Grade 3 Cornhusker over 9 furlongs for older horses, whereas Friday’s card consists of 4 $100,000 stakes.

Delaware Park additionally has a giant card on Saturday, with the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap the foremost race of the afternoon. Idiomatic is the 7-5 alternative in a discipline of six.

The Los Alamitos Derby drew a discipline of six 3-year-olds, with John Shirreffs trainee Skinner anticipated to make his long-awaited return to the races. He’ll face Bob Baffert trainee Reincarnate.

Saturday’s $85,000 Jersey Lady Handicap at Monmouth Park is a one-mile turf contest for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares, that includes a full discipline of 12 plus two also-eligibles. The best choice on the morning line is Bramble Bay, winner of this race final 12 months however off the board in three begins thus far this season.


3:09 p.m. – Grade 2 Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park

Graded stakes-winner Cost It should stretch out in try of his second win of the 12 months in Saturday’s Grade 2, $350,000 Suburban, a 10-furlong principal monitor route for older horses, at Belmont Park. Skilled by Corridor of Famer Todd Pletcher, Cost It enters from a good fourth-place effort within the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap on June 10, the place he mildly improved place underneath Corridor of Fame jockey John Velazquez all through earlier than flattening out down the stretch and ending 5 1/2 lengths behind the victorious Cody’s Want.

Tonal Impression [post 1, Jose Ortiz] streaks in off a pair of non-obligatory claiming conquests for conditioner Linda Rice. The 5-year-old Tonalist gelding has not missed the board in 9 begins since being haltered for $40,000 out of a win in November at Churchill Downs. He makes his stakes debut whereas searching for his fourth journey to the winner’s circle this 12 months, boasting a lifetime file of 25-8-3-5 and earnings of $425,826.

Coach Juan Alvarado will saddle Clapton in hopes of incomes a second graded rating after the Florida-bred son of Brethren took Gulfstream’s Grade 3 Ghostzapper in April, simply the second lifetime graded victory for Alvarado. Clapton was a last-out third within the Might 19 Grade 3 Pimlico Particular received by Rattle N Roll, incomes the putting with a stalking journey underneath common pilot Emisael Jaramillo. Clapton boasts a constant 21-5-3-6 file with $452,890 in complete purse earnings.

Pink Run [post 2, Tyler Gaffalione] makes an attempt his first victory since being haltered for $50,000 out of a recreation second-place effort in March. Skilled by Mike Maker, the son of Gun Runner has positioned in two stakes occasions since, together with a runner-up effort within the 1 1/2-mile Isaac Murphy Marathon on Might 3 at Churchill the place he was bested a neck by Warrant.

Finishing the sphere is coach Jim Ryerson’s Unbridled Bomber [post 5, Irad Ortiz, Jr.], a four-time winner from 16 begins who was final seen ending a distant fourth within the Grade 3 Westchester on Might 5 right here. The 4-year-old Upstart colt has received 1-of-3 outings this 12 months, notching a powerful nine-length rating in a third-level non-obligatory claimer touring one-mile in April on the Large A.

Suburban Entries

4:43 p.m. – Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational at Belmont Park

A large open discipline of 9 sophomore fillies will pursue Grade 1 glory in Saturday’s forty fifth working of the $500,000 Fasig-Tipton Belmont Oaks Invitational, scheduled for 10 furlongs over the inside turf course at Belmont Park.

Each Graham Movement and Chad Brown will ship out a pair of formidable contenders, with the previous saddling graded/group winners Mission of Pleasure [post 1, Tyler Gaffalione] and Speirling Beag [post 3, John Velazquez]. Twin graded stakes winner Mission of Pleasure enters from a 1 1/2-length triumph within the Grade 3 Remorse on June 3 at Churchill Downs, the place she earned a career-best 90 Beyer Velocity Determine. Speirling Beag defeated males when a slim winner of the Group 3 Eyrefield in October at Leopardstown for her former coach Jim Bolger. The daughter of Mastercraftsman made her sophomore debut for trainers Alessandro and Giuseppe Botti when fifth within the Group 3 Prix Penelope going 1 5/16 miles at Saint Cloud in France.

4-time Eclipse Award-winning conditioner Chad Brown will search his seventh Belmont Oaks conquest when he saddles undefeated stakes winner Aspray [post 7, Flavien Prat] and graded-stakes winner Prerequisite [post 5, Irad Ortiz, Jr.]. Aspray, by High quality Highway, made up 11 lengths to seize the final out Hilltop going one mile on Might 19 at Pimlico Race Course. The half-length conquest got here following a pair of two 1/2-length wins at Tampa Bay Downs, together with an off-the-turf maiden victory and a triumph towards winners on the turf. Prerequisite made a swift ascension from maiden to graded stakes winner as she enters her Grade 1 debut. The Upstart bay broke her maiden on Might 7 at Belmont using stalking techniques earlier than going gate-to-wire within the Grade 2 Surprise Once more on June 11 – the standard native prep for the Belmont Oaks.

Belmont Oaks Entries

4:46 p.m. – Grade 2 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park

Idiomatic tops a discipline of six within the 86th working of the Grade 2, $500,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park on Saturday.  This would be the first 12 months the filly and mare race will probably be contested on the distance of 1 3/16 miles, after being run at a mile and 1 / 4 yearly since 1951 (besides 2020 when the race was run at mile and an eighth as a result of pandemic).

In her most up-to-date, Idiomatic notched a 2 ½-length victory within the G3 Shawnee going 1 1/16 miles at Churchill Downs on June 3. Beforehand, the 4-year-old daughter of Curlin ran second within the G2 Ruffian at a mile at Belmont Park on Might 6. The Kentucky-bred conditioned by Brad Cox has a profession file of 5 wins, a second and two thirds from eight begins with earnings of $474,490.

Morning Matcha may give Robert “Butch,” Reid Jr. a uncommon coaching double by profitable the Delaware Oaks and the Delaware Handicap in the identical 12 months. In her most up-to-date, Morning Matcha, completed second, crushed a nostril, within the native prep, the 1 1/16-mile Obeah Stakes on Might 27. In her solely different outing this 12 months, the Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Central Banker posted a two-length triumph within the seven-furlong Distinctive Bella Stakes for Pennsylvania-breds at Parx on April 24. Final 12 months, the 4-year-old had a file of two wins, two seconds and three thirds from 10 begins, together with a 3rd within the Delaware Oaks, a second within the G1 Cotillion at Parx and a 3rd within the G3 Comely at Aqueduct. She has a profession file of 5 wins, six seconds and 5 thirds from 19 begins with earnings of $743,390.

Delaware Handicap Entries

5:49 p.m. – Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park

European invaders The Foxes and Silver Knott tackle formidable U.S.-based opponents Kalik and Webslinger in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Derby Invitational, a 1 1/4-mile inside turf check for 3-year-olds, at Belmont Park.

Skilled by Andrew Balding, The Foxes (Churchill) captured the one-mile Group 2 Royal Lodge in September at Newmarket to shut out a two-win juvenile marketing campaign. He made his seasonal debut in April with a runner-up effort to Indestructible within the Group 3 Craven touring one-mile at Newmarket forward of a surging neck rating over Group 3-winner White Birch within the 1 5/16-mile Group 2 Dante on Might 18 at York. The Foxes arrives off a fifth-place end within the 12-furlong Group 1 Epsom Derby on June 3 the place he stumbled on the break and superior to 3rd with a furlong to run earlier than flattening.

Twin Group 3-winner Silver Knott [post 6, Richie Mullen], skilled by Charlie Appleby, will look to make amends after a troubled third final out within the nine-furlong Grade 2 Pennine Ridge received gate-to-wire by Kalik on June 3 over Belmont’s inside turf. Silver Knott stayed at Belmont following the Pennine Ridge and has since visited the beginning gate a number of occasions, together with a three-eighths work from the gate in 35.65 on June 14 over the primary monitor.

Corridor of Fame coach Mark Casse will saddle a pair of prime contenders in graded-stakes winners Webslinger [post 4, Javier Castellano] and Boppy O [post 2, Luis Saez]. Webslinger returned this 12 months as a first-time gelding and has since posted an ideal in-the-money file of 5-3-1-1, together with a deep-closing third within the Grade 3 Transylvania in April at Keeneland forward of close-up efforts at Churchill Downs when victorious within the 1 1/16-mile Grade 2 American Turf on Might 6 and the nine-furlong Audubon on June 3. Boppy O has hit the board in 4-of-5 begins this season, getting into from a rallying one-length rating within the one-mile Jersey Derby on June 3 over Discuss of the Nation and third-place Turf King, who exited that occasion to win the Grade 3 Marine on Sunday at Woodbine.

4-time Eclipse Award-winning coach Chad Brown will search his first Belmont Derby rating when he sends out Kalik [post 8, Irad Ortiz, Jr.] and Redistricting [post 10, Flavien Prat]. Kalik, by Collected, is an ideal 3-for-3 this marketing campaign led by a frontrunning rating final out within the nine-furlong Grade 2 Pennine Ridge the place he set splits of 24.69 seconds, 49.17 and 1:13.01 over the agency floor en path to a one size rating in a closing time of 1:47.85.

Belmont Derby Entries

6:03 p.m. – Grade 3 Indiana Derby at Horseshoe Indianapolis

A filed of 9 was entered for the $300,000 Indiana Derby, and eight are anticipated to compete. The group of 3-year-olds consists of two starters from this 12 months’s Kentucky Derby plus the winner of the Texas Derby and the winner of the Hawthorne Derby in Chicago.

Verifying and Increase Cain each entered the gate for the Kentucky Derby and can lead the cost into Indiana’s largest horse race.

Verifying, from the Brad Cox barn, comes into the race off a second-place end within the G3 Matt Winn Stakes held at Ellis Park. The Justify colt, bought for $775,000 on the Keeneland Yearling Sale, will choose up the companies of Horseshoe Indianapolis’ three-time main jockey Marcelino Pedroza. The duo begins from publish 5.

Getting into the gate from publish two is Increase Cain and Luan Machado. The Violence colt, skilled by Ben Colebrook, has one win this season and completed fourth within the Matt Winn Stakes in his final begin. Total, he has greater than $300,000 on his card.

Act a Idiot from the Larry Rivelli barn is searching for to increase his four-race win streak within the Indiana Derby. The Oscar Efficiency colt was a winner in his final begin within the $100,000 Hawthorne Derby over the turf. He begins from publish three with Orlando Mojica, three-time main jockey at Horseshoe Indianapolis, aboard.

Hayes Strike and Brian Hernandez will vie for his or her second Derby title this 12 months from publish seven. The Ken McPeek-trained Join colt was a winner within the $300,000 Texas Derby two begins again and comes into the race off a 3rd place end within the G3 Ohio Derby. Hayes Strike is searching for his third win of 2023.

Indiana Derby Entries

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