A One for The Suburban Handicap

A One (#6) trained by Eastern Equine winning the GR-1 Gold Cup at SA over Atomic Twister earned an impressive  105 SRF speed figure and looms as the choice in the GR-2 Suburban Handicap on Saturday

A One can follow up his success in The Gold Cup – Grade I by taking The Suburban Handicap with his main rivals looking to be Surprising and Zombie Tomb Raider.

The Suburban Handicap – Grade II

7/7/2017. Time 14.30. BEL. One Mile and a Quarter.

Purse $750.000  For Four Year Olds And Upward.

A One

Won eight from twenty six starts. Purchased by his present owner for $1400.000, since then won six from fifteen starts, All Stakes, The Dandy – Grade II, The Travers – Grade I, The Malibu Stakes – Grade I, The CT Classic – Grade II, The Woodward – Grade I and his last race in The Gold Cup – Grade I over today’s distance winning by a head. Strong contender.

Democrat Politician

Won six from twenty one starts, a maiden at SAR, two allowances at KEE and GP, also three Stakes. The PRM Cornhusker Handicap – Grade III, The Native Diver Handicap – Grade III and The Razorback Handicap – Grade III all for previous owners. Just been purchased for $15.000 by his present owner.

Bombastic Thought

Won four from nine starts, a maiden at LAD, two allowances at ELP and GP also The Discovery Handicap – Grade III. He last ran in The Gold Cup – Grade I over todays distance finishing seventh beaten by seven lengths.

Stormy Bello

Won nine from thirty eight starts in his long career. A maiden at RET, two claimers at SA and DMR, four allowances at HOU, FE, GP and SA also The Guilliams Handicap, all won for previous owner. Claimed by his present owner for $25.000 after finishing third at SA, ran once since finishing second in an allowance at WO beaten by a length.

Muscle Shoals

Won two from fourteen starts, a maiden at PRX and an allowance at CRC. He last ran in The Gold Cup – Grade I over todays distance finishing eighth beaten by seven lengths.

Gentile Il Buono

Won five from seventeen starts, a maiden at PM, two allowances at FON and BTP also Two Stakes, The Brubaker Stakes and The Durham Cup Stakes – Grade III. He last ran in The Gold Cup – Grade I over todays distance finishing fourth beaten by three lengths.

Surprising

Won three from six starts, a maiden at FG in his third race, also two allowances at GP and WO, last running in The Metropolitan Handicap – Grade I finishing ninth beaten by four lengths.

Zombie Tomb Raider

Won five from fifteen starts, a maiden at CD and an allowance at WO for previous owners. Claimed by his present owner for $25.000 after finishing fourth at AQU. Since then won three from four starts, a claimer and an allowance at FG also The Tokyo City Cup – Grade III, last running fourth in The Brooklyn – Grade II beaten by a length.

Port On The Horizon

Won six from twenty seven starts, a maiden at CD and five Stakes, The Remsen – Grade II, The Wood Memorial – Grade I, The LA Derby – Grade II, The PA Derby – Grade II and The SSM Classic. Since that win back in Jan 2016 ran twelve times without success, last finishing seventh in The Metropolitan Handicap – Grade I beaten by three lengths.

Salt Lake City

Won five from twenty seven starts, a maiden at MTH, two allowances at SAR and SA also two Stakes, The Rebel – Grade II and The Donn Handicap – Grade I all for previous owner. Purchased by his present owner for $150.000 running three times since, finishing ninth in The SA Handicap – Grade I also third in both The OP Handicap – Grade II and The Gold Cup – Grade I beaten by two lengths.

Stranger

Won six from eighteen starts, a maiden at AQU, an allowance at the same track also three Stakes, The Lee, The NY Derby and The Albany all before being purchase by his present owner for $450.010. He has ran eight times since winning once, his last race in The Alysheba – Grade II by eleven lengths.

Carneyman

Won five from twenty ne starts, a maiden at LS also four Stakes, The TTA Sales Futurity – Colts, The BC Juvenile – Grade I, The BEL – Grade I and The Haskell – Grade I all before being purchased by his present owner for $500.000 running seven times since without success. He last ran fifth in The Metropolitan Handicap – Grade I beaten by three lengths.

Blue Eight

Won four from nineteen starts, a maiden at CRC and three allowances, at SA, CT and CD all for previous owners. Purchased by his present owner for $100.000 running twice since, finishing seventh in The Dixie Stakes – Grade II and second in The Foster Handicap – Grade I beaten by a length.

Good luck to all.

The Englishman.



Categories: Grade II, STAKES ARTICLES

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