Hirsch Stakes Grade I [BC]
For Fillies and Mareis 3 Year Olds and Upward
Going a 1 1/16 Mile on the Dirt Course
Saturday August 1, 2015
1 Jenny Sunrise Sanny Village Smith M E
Comes off a Grade I Phipps fourth place finish in June at BEL going today’s distance. She had a better performance the race before in the Apple Blossom Handicap Grade I at OP in April. If she had run that same time in her last race that she won the Apple Blossom with, she would have finished third. Trainer Sanny Village draws the one hole, which is a big move in from post position 6 that she has had the last 2 starts.
2 Charming Face Mb Stables Talamo J
Won his last race at AP in June against Optional Claimers $50.000 Non Winners of 4 races going a mile on the dirt course. Prior to that she won a sprint going 6 furlongs on the dirt course against Allowance Non Winners of 1 Race. I think this is a huge step up for this three year old filly. I would think at best she could be your longshot bet.
3 Shadow Of A Doubt Maverick Racing SCRATCHED
4 Ta Wee Wynnewood Prado E S
Purchased at the beginning of the year for $150.000. Her first start was at MNR against Allowance Non Winners of 2 Races Lifetime. She won by 8 lengths, but to me this is a throw out race, since it was at a FREE track. Her next start was in May at WO in the Grade III Selene Stakes where she posted a win by a half length. This is going to be a tough step up for her, but it is a very likely spot after her last race.
5 Little Jen Mb Stables Stevens G L
Finished third in the Phipps Grade I last month at BEL. Prior to that she ran the same distance in the Grade I La Troienne. In this particular race she started out pressing the pace by being second by a neck. She took the lead at the half mile, and throughout the ¾ mile. Into the stretch she tired to finish second. Both races she scored a 97 SRF Speed Figure. I think she will look to improve in here.
6 Shimoon Kruz Ekli Stable Ortiz I Jr
One of the better contenders in this race. Comes off an impressive win mile Acorn Grade I in June at BEL. Her race prior to that was in the KY Oaks Grade I where she disappointed with a 5th place finish. She gets a 4 lb weight advantage here against the older girls. Should show very sharply here. Expecting good things.
7 Years Go Bye D J C Racing Stables Bridgmohan S X
Finished off the board in her last Grade I attempt in the Phipps Grade I last month. Prior to that she ran in the Grade I Vanity at SA where she won by a head. Her SRF speed figure in that race was 99 and 96 in her last race. I’m expecting her to come back in this race, to be a top contender.
Iwin Picks: 6/7/1
The Tout Picks: 1/7/5
I reached out to Maverick Racing to see why he decided to scratch Shadow Of A Doubt. The response I received below is below:
Maverick Racing: Due to my traveling schedule I was unable to move her to DMR (This has been shortened from original message).
Until next time this is Iwin signing off!
Categories: Grade I