IND Oaks Grade II
For Fillies Three Year Old
Going 1 1/16 Mile on the Dirt Course
on Saturday July 18, 2015
- Team Nebraska Owned by Downwind Stables Alvarado J
Ran in the Mother Goose Grade I at BEL over a sloppy track, and did not fair well to finish 8th. Prior to that she ran in the Acorn Grade I early that month in June to finish 7th. She only has one win this year and that is in the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes where she picked up a win by two lengths. This race allowed her into the KY Oaks Grade I which she finished sixth. A drop in class could help her some.
- Duchess Of Rome Owned by Aer Stables Lopez P
Recently purchased for $57.000 and makes her debut for her new owner in Stakes Company. Her last outing was at 6 furlongs on the dirt in The Red Cross Stakes where she finished second by a neck after having the lead for a short period of time. Prior to that that she had two wins in sprints. She has not been racing against Graded Stakes Company for the most part. I think this is a huge step up for her, and expect her to be a big price if Paco Lopez can get her nose to the wire first.
- Laffin In Texas Owned by Sanny Village Ortiz J L
Ran in the Acorn Grade I in June at BEL and finished 5th. Prior to that she finished 3rd by a nose in the KY Oaks Grade I. Her last win came 3 races ago in the FG Oaks Grade II by a head.
- Lass Of Nebraska Owned by D J C Racing Stables Centeno D E
Her last win came from a race in April Allowance Non Winners of 1 race. She won that race by a half length. She had a disappointing run in the Grade III Eight Belles where she finished 9th. I think she is in a tough spot here today.
- Hydro Owned by Team 7 Illusions Santana R Jr
She ran in IA Oaks at PRM where she finished second by a head. Prior to that she ran in the Acorn Grade I to be second by a length. I think she is looking really good for today’s race against this group of ladies.
- Miss Phooey Beech Owned by Mb Stables Stevens G L
Was recently purchased for $350.000 by LionKing Stables. Her debut race was against Optional Claimers $80.000 Non Winners of 4 races at GG. In that race she got out of the gate to be on the lead, then fell to second where she would finish. Three back she did win the Ashland Grade I at KEE by a nose. She could rebound here.
- Luzmila Owned by Wynnewood Guerrero J D
Recently acquired in April for $150.000. She made her debut in the ALB Distaff for a purse of $55.000 where she won nicely by 4 lengths. Now she is back to face much tougher competition today. Her toughest race thus far was the Grade III Fantasy at OP where she finished third by a length. Could be your second or third choice today.
Iwin picks: 5-3-6
The Tout picks: 3-5-7
Until next time this is Iwin signing off!
Categories: Grade II