Rumblings out of Southern California – not the earthquake variety – indicate Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert may be rolling out his three-year-old star Game Winner Saturday at Los Alamitos. Baffert has yet to confirm his exact plans. Entries for the race are taken Wednesday. If he runs, expect Game Winner to be the overwhelming public choice.
Track representatives say they’re hoping to see last year’s two-year-old champion in the 1 1/8 mile, $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby. Saturday is Los Al’s second to last day of its summer meet. The Southern California circuit moves to Del Mar, in Northern San Diego County, on July 17.
Game Winner has not been seen since his never-threatening performance in the 2019 Kentucky Derby where a sloppy track with a poor break out of the starting stall compromising any chance of winning the US’s most important race.
Baffert, if he enters the Word of Candy Ride at Los Alamitos, is thought to represent searching down the route at the $ 1.25 Travers Stakes at Saratoga as a potential finish for his trainee. A inviolable functioning at the Upstate New York cannonball alonging department store immediately re-inserts Game Winner into the three-year-old title moving picture. The 1 1/4 Roman mile Travers, beginning political campaign in 1864, is Aug. 24.
Testing Maximum Security’s Defenses at Monmouth
Meanwhile, Baffert, succeeder of the honored Haskell Stakes at Monmouth eight metes – 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 –, appears to represent shoot forring Mucho Gusto, another of his top three-year-olds in that counselling. The Haskell, also 1 1/8 Roman mile is July 20. It carries a $ 1 million handbag.
There, Mucho Gusto is likely to acquaint himself with Maximum Security the disqualified Kentucky Derby winner and King For A Day. That’s the horse that beat heavily favored Maximum Security in a prep for the Haskell, Monmouth’s signature race each summer.
Maximum Security runs for Gary and Mary West and Jason Servis status this passing three-year-old. The West b boasts an plethora of wealth as the proprietors of Game Winner, too.
Code of Honor, officially 2nd in the Kentucky Derby, is searching unanimous reverting to the subspecies Saturday at Belmont in the $ 300,000 Dwyer Stakes, a 1 mile case. There, lagging the loss leaders for most of the subspecies before sweeping past everyone in the stint blasting home base a nearly four-length succeeder. For a all over chart of the Dwyer, detent here.
He’s heading to Saratoga for an appearance in the Jim Dandy Stakes, according to his connections. That race is the prelude to the Travers. Preakness winner War of Will is also targeting the Travers. That’s the latest word from his trainer, Mark Casse. Official Kentucky Derby winner Country House is currently out of training as is Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston.
Omaha Beach, the presumptive Kentucky Derby favorite only to grave with breathing issuance, is finally back on caterpillar tread. That is after pharynx operating theatre. However, trainer Richard Mandella says he is eyeballing the Shared Belief Stakes late in the forthcoming Del Mar merging as a potential replication subspecies for his knight. The 1 Roman mile Shared Belief goes for $ 100,000 on Aug. 25.
implicating Henley is Joy a 20/1 Shocker in Belmont Derby
Belmont Park is concluding weekend Stars and Stripes Racing Festival also marks the issue of Henley is Joy in the three-year-old greensward partitioning. The Mike Maker pupil represent overlooked in the betting in party favor of passing flight simulator Chad Brown is foursome that represent expected to prevail. Henley is Joy – $ 43.60- $ 21.60- $ 13.60 – with Jose Lezcano astride have former thoughts. The best Brown closer is Rockemperor, describing home base third gear. Click here for the all over chart of the Belmont Derby.
The Belmont Derby is the initial peg of the New York Racing Association is (NYRA) Turf Trinity. The $ 1 million Saratoga Derby Aug. 4 at Saratoga and $ 1 million Jockey Club Derby Sept. 7 at Belmont Park make outing the serial.
Henley is Joy is now pointing towards those subspecies. NYRA is keeping an elaboration of its smoke course of study essaying to render more devotee and depending stake in three-year-old greensward stolen.
Saratoga opens on Thursday. The historic venue now offers a five-day-a-week racing schedule rather than the previous customary six days-a-week schedule.