Old Hilltop Hosts the International Turf Cup on Saturday


  1   PIM    International Turf Cup (GIII)         
   $200.000  3yo&Up    1m Turf     3yo 119lbs   Older 124lbs

   Cover Photo    Axeman    Boyce F   124   8/1   
   Rip Van Winkle    Nakamura Stables    Briceno J G   124   3/1   
   Animal House    Night Rider Stables    Russell S   124   10/1   
   Masmed    Threshold    Marquez Ch   119   10/1   
   Affirmed Authority    Asgar    Cruz An   124   8/1   
   Rod Knockin Me    Mark88    Alvelo J C   124   8/1   
   Power Struggle    Mb Stables    Carrasco V R   119   8/1   
   Grayte Agent    Mo Mentum Farm    Karamanos HA   119   6/1  

A race that used to be held at LRL and was a true “event” with horses, owners, trainers and jockeys from all over the world.  Now, like everything else in Maryland, it’s a skeleton of itself.  Still, a decent purse and a fine field of eight turf specialists will line up at decrepit PIM to give this one a whirl.  The International Turf Cup (GIII) seems like a Rip Van Winkle party to me… he gets his picture taken more than Paris Hilton in a hotel room, and I ain’t kiddin’.  Five wins from his last six starts, the other a close-up second, and he shows a 8/1/2 record from his fifteen starts.  This is graded, but I don’t think he cares who he lines up with.  I’ll take Cover Photo as the second choice, and this could have gone a few different ways.  A mile is stretching out for this sprint specialist, but he may forget to stop and just run right past ’em all.

COZMAN  2 / 1              Willie’s Green Card    2 / 1


Categories: Grade III, STAKES ARTICLES

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