Friday, September 27, 2013

Sep 27-29

SUPER SATURDAY!  Probably the biggest gathering of Grade 1 races in one day outside of the Breeders Cup or World Cup!  10 Grade 1 Races, most are win and you're in Breeders Cup qualifying races.  Plus some nice contests for older horses.

Five Grade 1 races at Belmont, including the JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP and the BELDAME.  Five Grade 1 races at Santa Anita, topped off by the AWESOME AGAIN, and the ZENYATTA STAKES. 
FLASH:  Breeders Cup Challenge Day at Santa Anita!  LIVE STREAMING DRF


NYRA - Super Saturday Race Day info
Week in review
Handicapping Insights with Dick Powell

Andy Serling and Jason Blewitt handicap the weekend's racing action

Note:  International and NA champion races on tap Oct-Nov.  Be sure to scroll to the NEWS/COMING UP section for info and preview videos for the Arc, British Champions Day, Cox Plate, Breeders' Cup, and Melbourne Cup.  A collection of video previews and other links to get familiar with these fields.

Featured races listed below in time ordered format with a link to view the card.  After the race is run, come back and click on the Card to view race result and video replay (U.S. races).   Check out my printable time ordered list and entries:  Click here

Ann Maree's Time Ordered LIST and ENTRIES

5:45 a.m. ET - Champagne Stakes, G3, Moonee Valley $150,000, 1200m, R4 CARD
8:40 a.m. ET -  Oh So Sharp, G3, Newmarket, $60,000, 2yo f, 7f, R1 CARD
10:15 a.m. ET  Shadwell Fillies Mile, G1, Newmarket, $250,000, 2yo f, 1 mi, R5 CARD

Barbie manages a game second to Thump, who led all the way
Results for Oh So Sharp stakes - Miss France, Lightning Thunder
Chriselliam comes from last to first to take the Fillies' Mile   Race replay
Nayef Joel results replay:  Soft Falling Rain 

More info on today's races
Brisnet's PPs
Clarken confident Barbie can atone for first-up defeat, in the Champagne
Clive Brittain hopeful Rizeena can see out mile
Rizeena's toughness to pay off for Clive Brittain in Fillie's Mile
Rizeena bids for another Grade 1 in Fillies Mile

North America
2:39 ET  Princess Dixie S, Bel, $100,000, 3+ f, 7.5f, R4  CARD
7:33 ET  Eddie D S, G3, SA, $100,000g, 3+, 6.5f T R8  CARD

10:10 a.m. ET  Sun Chariot S, G1,Newmarket, $270,000, 3yo+ f/m, 1mi T, R3 CARD
9:00 a.m. ET  Royal Lodge S, G2, $150,000, 2yo c&g, 1mi T, R1 CARD
9:35 a.m. ET  Red Mills Cheveley Park S, G1, $250,000, 2yo f, 6fT, R2 CARD

Sky Lantern in Sun Chariot - Elusive Kate 4th
Berkshire in Royal Lodge
Vorda in Cheveley Park - Joyeuse a disappointing 6th

 North America
3:09 ET  Beldame Inv'l G1, Bel, $400,000g, 3+, f/m, 1 1/8 mi R5  CARD 
3:41 ET  Kelso H G2, Bel,  $400,000g, 3+, 1 mi, R6  CARD
4:13 ET  Vosburgh Invitational G1, Bel, $400,000g, 3+, 6f R7  CARD
4:45 ET  Flower Bowl Inv'l G1, Bel , $600,000g, 3+, f/m, 1 1/4 mi T, R8 CARD
5:17 ET  Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Inv'l G1, Bel , $600,000g, 3+, 12f T R9  CARD
5:49 ET  Jockey Club Gold Cup Inv'l G1, Bel, $1,000,000g, 3+, 1 1/4 mi , R10 CARD
6:00 ET  Chandelier S G1, SA, $250,000g, 2yo f, 1 1/16 mi R5  CARD
7:00 ET  FrontRunner S G1, SA, $250,000g, 2yo, 1 1/16 mi R7  CARD
7:34 ET  Rodeo Drive S G1, SA, $250,000g, 3+, f/m, 1 1/4 mi T R6  CARD
8:00 ET  Zenyatta S G1, SA, $250,000g, 3+, f/m, 1 1/16 mi R9  CARD
8:30 ET  Awesome Again S G1, SA, $250,000g, 3+, 1 1/8 mi R10  CARD
9:05 ET  Homecoming Classic, CD, $175,000a, 3+, 1 1/8 mi, R7  CARD
9:39 ET  Jefferson Cup S, G3, CD, $100,000a, 3yo, 1 mi T, R8 CARD

More on today's races
Fort Larned faces six in the Homecoming Classic
Tamarando leads 11 juveniles in Frontrunner
Juveniles take center state in Frontrunner and Chandelier
Flat Out takes aim on rare feat in Jockey Club Gold Cup

3:22 ET  Sprint Cup, Rem, $150,000g, 3+, 6f, R5 CARD
4:23 ET  Classy 'n Smart S (R), WB, $125,000g, 3+, f/m, 1 1/16 mi R8 CARD
4:45 ET  Matron S G2, Bel, $200,000g, 2yo f, 6f, R8 CARD
4:50 ET  Oaks, Rem, $200,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/16 mi, R6 CARD

5:17 ET  Futurity S G2, Bel, $200,000g, 2yo, 6f, R9  CARD
5:46 ET  Remington Green S, Rem, $100,000g, 3+, 1 1/16 mi T, R8 CARD
6:14 ET  Oklahoma Derby G3 Rem, $400,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi , R9 CARD
7:30 ET  John Henry Turf Championship, G2, SA, $150,000g, 3+, 1 1/4 mi T, R8 CARD

More on today's races
Remington Park Okla Derby has seven likely to challenge Departing
Departing seeks fourth derby win in Oklahoma
Slim Shadey faceds 13 in John Henry defense


Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe  Oct 6
PREVIEW - Video - Part 1
PREVIEW - Video - Part 2
PREVIEW - Video - Part 3
Arc is going to be hot
Early field and odds for Arc
Dunaden and Green head Cup weights
St. Leger winner Leading Light to be added to Arc field
Early Arc predictions
Doyle: Al Kazeem will love Longchamp
Orfevre oozes class in Prix Foy - Emerges Arc favorite

British Champions Day Oct 19
Web site:  Champions Day
PREVIEW - Video - Part 1
PREVIEW - Video - Part 2
More info - 2013 races to date in the series

Cox Plate Oct. 26
Big time performers Atlantic Jewel, Shoot Out, Green Moon, It's A Dundeel, Norzitaand Super Cool head up the star-studded entries run at Moonee Valley on October 26.

Breeders Cup Nov. 1-2
Margarson trains eyes on Breeders Cup for Kristale
Breeders Cup Classic - contenders, pps

Melbourne Cup Nov. 5
PREVIEW - Part 1 - Video
PREVIEW - Part 2 - Video
Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden likely to carry top weight for 2013 edition
Field and Form info - Melbourne Cup
Willie Mullins takes plunge with borderline Simenon

Keeneland November Sale - Eblouissante and Groupie Doll
The Kronfield dispersal includes Eblouissante, the winning half-sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta.
Andrew Beyer: Stands may be empty, but people are betting
Leroi relocating to England in 2014
Panther left panting as Grandeur shows gears
Frank Mitchell: Breeders in Japan have their eyes on the classic prize
Glen Boss is the right man for the occasion
Panther still Melbourne bound
Multipe Grade 1 winner Richard's Kid retired
Busy work day for top Churchill based 2 yos
Nicky Henderson sets exciting agenda for stable stars
Tampa Bay tops again in Florida host-track battle
An intriguing experience at Shadai Stallion Station and Northern Farm

Other News
World denied by Kizuna in Niel
Light leads the way to hand O'Brien fourth St. Leger
Security measures increased for Jockey Club Gold Cup
Sunshine Millions Preview added to Gulfstream calendar
Gustavian noses out All Together in Lonesome Glory
Stevens to ride Mucho Macho Man in Awesome Again
Mizdirection works over Santa Anita turf

Back in Time
Kincsem: The Mystery and Majesty of an Immortal - THE VAULT
A tip of the hat to Round Table 

Daily Racing Form
Great Britain - Ireland

Possibles for Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup-G1, A$6,200,000
Tuesday 5 November 2013, 3200mT
Weight Assignments as of 17 September 2013
Rank Horse Sire Trainer WT
1 Dunaden (Fr) Nicobar (GB) Delzangles 129
2 Green Moon (Ire) Montjeu (Ire) Hickmott 127
3 Red Cadeaux (GB) Cadux Genrux (GB) E Dunlop 125
4 Sea Moon (GB) Beat Hollow (GB) Hickmott 125
5 It’s a Dundeel (NZ) High Chaparral (Ire) Baker 123
6 Manighar (Fr) Linamix (Fr) Moody 123
7 Brown Panther (GB) Shirocco (Ger) Dascombe 121
8 Fiorente (Ire) Monsun (Ger) Waterhouse 121
9 Foreteller (GB) Dansili (GB) Waller 121
10 Joshua Tree (Ire) Montjeu (Ire) E Dunlop 121
11 Ahzeemah (Ire) Dubawi (Ire) bin Suroor 120
12 Dandino (GB) Dansili (GB) Botti 120
13 Ethiopia (Aus) Helenus (Aus) Carey 120
14 Mourayan (Ire) Alhaarth (Ire) Hickmott 120
15 Puisnce de Lne (Ire) Shamardal Weir 120
16 Royal Diamond (Ire) King’s Best Murtagh 120
17 Sangster (NZ) Savabeel (Aus) Bstn/Young 120
18 Super Cool (Aus) Fastnet Rock (Aus) Kavanagh 120
19 Bayrir (Fr) Medicean (GB) Waller 119
20 Beaten Up (GB) Beat Hollow (GB) Waller 119
21 Masked Marvel (GB) Montjeu (Ire) Hickmott 119
22 Mount Athos (Ire) Montjeu (Ire) Cumani 119
23 Royal Empire (Ire) Teofilo (Ire) bin Suroor 119
24 Voleuse de Coeurs (Ire) Teofilo (Ire) Weld 119
25 Waldpark (Ger) Dubawi (Ire) Freedman 119
Others of Note:
26 Carlton House Street Cry (Ire) Waterhouse 118
27 Ernest Hmgwy (Ire) Galileo (Ire) O’Brien 118
37 Main Sequence Aldebaran Lanigan 117
41 Brigantin Cozzene Carey 116
42 Colour Vision (Fr) Rainbow Quest bin Suroor 116
64 Lucky Chappy (Ire) High Chaparral (Ire) Carey 112

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