For Four Years Old and Upward Foaled in New York
Going Six Furlongs on the Dirt Course
at Belmont Park
May 3, 2015
1 Achilles Last Stand Owner: Alydar Stables Arroyo A S
Comes off a win at six and a half furlongs at TUP where he has been racing for his last two races. The win was in the Coyote Handicap for a purse of $35.000. Prior to that he was on the sod against Allowance company where he finished second in a dead heat. In November 2014 at PM he won the Stallion Stakes for a purse of $21.000 going six furlongs. Definitely likes the distance, and is stepping up a bit here.
2 Yes Its True Owner: D J C Racing Alvarado J
Last win came from December 2014 at FL in an Allowance Non Winners of 4 Lifetime for a purse of $17.600. After this race he was in a NY Bred Stakes race where he ran third. After that race he was in the HOU Sprint for a prize $50.000 where he finished second. Most recently finished fourth in an open Allowance. Getting back to NY Breds should assist him landing on the board.
3 Wumizoomi Owner: Iwin Enterprise Castellano J J
Purchased in the March auction for $15.000 and makes his debut for this writer. Ran off the board in his last race last August in the Jersey Shore a Grade III event. Owner Iwin Enterprise has given him 8 months off, and hopes that the time off will get him to rebound for today’s race.
4 Honor King Owner: Hambletonian Stable Ortiz J L
Won an open Allowance two back at PRX. Ran off the board at PIM in April in an Allowance for a purse of $49.000. At the beginning of the year he won the Hughes stakes at AQU. Dropping back in against NY breds is a good idea for these connections. Looks alive here!
5 Saxaphone Owner: Wynnewood Ortiz I Jr
Recently won the Ogataul Stakes in March at FON. Two back from there he won an open allowance at PRX, but that was in August of 2014. I do think that the drop into NY Breds should help him, but there are better here.
6 Cats Hope Owner: Maxmillion Farm Velasquez C H
Coming off two consecutive wins. Last race was against Optional Claimers $25.000 Non Winners of 2 races. He finished in a dead heat for the win here. Prior to that race he ran against NY Breds in an Optional Claimer $25.000 Non Winners of 2 races where he won by a head. Each race was at 5 furlongs, and 5 ½ furlongs. He will have to stretch out a bit to get it done today.
7 Burnt Offering Owner: Night Rider Stables Franco M
Claimed in November 2014 for $15.000. Made his debut for his new owner in January at AQU in a $15.000 Claimer at AQU where he won by a length. Then he went on to race against $20.000 Claimers against NY Breds. He is make a big step up here, but likes to stalk the pace. He will need a hot pace to develop, but there really isn’t a lot of speed here.
Iwin Picks: 2/4/3
The Tout Picks: 2/4/3
Until next time this is Iwin signing off!
Categories: NG Stakes