Close Call for MTH Stakes

The MTH Stakes looks to be a close call as most of the runners have covered the distance in around the 1.45 mark there was only a nose between Honorable Eight and Two Smoking Barrels in The Fort Marcy with Sqafect Native covering the same distance at PIM in 1.45.1 in an allowance.

The MTH Stakes – Grade II
6/7/2015 14:50 6/5/2015 3:00 MTH Race #7 1 1/8m Turf Graded Stake
Purse $200.000  For Three Year Olds And Upward.

March Madness

La Rosa Stables

Won seven from twenty two bought by his present owner for $175.000 after winning a low allowance at TUP in a private sale since then has run mainly in Sakes Company taking The Slew Stakes, The HAW Derby – Grade III, The FG Handicap – Grade III and The Muniz Memorial Handicap – Grade II in his career his last win was back in October a allowance at SA and since finished eighth in The BC Mile – Grade I beaten by two lengths and third in an allowance at GG beaten by also two lengths.

Honorable Eight

Running Farms

Won four from sixteen changed hands three times from his last four starts being claimed for $12.500 after finishing second in a claimer and ran once for that owner being claimed for $7.000 after his next race a claimer at GG finishing second again then ran twice for that owner winning both another claimer and The Fort Marcy – Grade III taking it by a nose sold in a private sale for $80.000 since and running here for his first race for the new owner.

Sqafect Native

Nakamura Stables

Won three from fourteen a maiden and an allowance for his previous owner claimer by his present owner for $40.000 after running second in a claimer since then run five times winning only his last outing an allowance at PIM by three quarters of a length.

Candy Cain N Able

Deja Vu Farm

Won four from thirteen a maiden an allowance and won twice from the last three outings The Jerkens and The Pan American – Grade II winning that one by half a length last ran in The Man o War – Grade I finishing fifth beaten by three lengths.

Two Smoking Barrels

Cajun Stables

Won three from fourteen sold after running last of six in his first race for $145.780 from the auction and ran five time for that owner winning the last one a maiden at CD and bought in a private sale by his present owner for $120.000 running eight times winning two allowances has come close in his last two outings finishing second in both The Appleton – Grade III beaten by a neck and The Fort Marcy – Grade III beaten by only a nose.

Good luck to all runners.

The Englishman.

Categories: Grade II

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