Manic Monday in Erie, The PID Masters Stakes


  5   PID   The PID Masters Stakes (GII)       
   $300.000  3yo&Up F&M   6 1/2f   Dirt

   Chatta Code    Ace Racing Stable    Baird E T   121   5/1  
   Terra Command    Threshold    Silvera Ru   121   5/1     
   Lassitude    TwinTowersRacing    Gaffalione T   121   8/1     
   Silver Jazzmin    The Sidley Stud    Franco M   121   5/1     
   Sigatoka    Bears Stable    Jimenez A   119   7/1     
   Christina G    Mb Stables    Velazquez J R   121   7/2     
   Lady Sammyantha    The Sidley Stud    Saez L   121   6/1     
   Fearless Move    Asgar    Lopez P   121   8/1     
   Drop Dead Gorgeous    Mo Mentum Farm    Van Dyke D   121   6/1

Nine classy ladies are headed post-ward up in Erie on Monday and we take a look at The PID Masters Stakes (GII) a six-and-a-half-furlong sprint on the PID oval.  This is a real toss-up in my mind, but I took Mb Stables and Christina G as the top pick.  Her only seasonal win came in the Winning Colors at CD back in May, but she shows a pair of runner-up efforts, along with a third, all vs graded types, and the third was last out in the Ballerina (GI) at SAR, and it was rainy that afternoon.  I think she dominates this group and runs away.  I’ll put Terra Command in the second spot, despite a pair of less than thrilling races leading up to this one.  Two wins to kick off the year, and a third on the weeds at WO, all stakes races, but she was fifth in the Great Lady M (GII) at LA and a sixth in the Hirsch (GI) at DMR… but she was only a couple lengths back and should show her class today.

A few others deserve serious consideration, but I like this pair. 

COZMAN   6 / 2          Willie’s Green Card    4 / 6 / 7

Categories: Grade II, STAKES ARTICLES

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