Sod Specialists Look for Ticket to BC in Shadwell Turf Mile Showdown


  3  KEE    Shadwell Turf Mile (GI) [BC]       

$1,000.000        3yo&Up   1m  Turf    3yo  121lbs   Older  124lbs

The opening weekend of huge stakes actions continues here in Lexington as we take a look at the field for the Shadwell Turf Mile (GI) and the stars sure did come out to shine for this one!  What a nice group of horseflesh… but, what would you expect for one of the most prestigious turf races in the country?   I’m going to lean on the horse that seems to have the hot hand right now and take Last Way To The Beac today.  Back to back wins in the Read Stakes (GII) at DMR, then that scoring that huge purse in the Mint Million (GIII) at KD, he just screams that he is in top form and ready to take on the world (although, that may be in the next start).  I wanted to go with his stable mate, Penal Hockey Party to bounce back today, but let’s spread the love and give the second spot to Jakarta.  3/1/1 from his six ’23 starts, and was second in the United Nations (GI) and third in the Mint Million (GIII), plus all of his wins were vs. graded types… he just exudes class and ability.  Another that seems to have this race-horses thing figured out is Sioux Arrival… since the vet stopped by to tell him that girls are out of the questions, he’s won two consecutive, and that DMR Derby (GII) win was fairly head-turning… he has speed and he’s not afraid to use it, and that could spell adios if someone from this group doesn’t go with him.  There’s a few others that either seem to be sitting on a win or just need that little bit of something to get going… and that makes for one heck of a horse-race. 

Here’s The Field –

   Prom King    Mb Stables    Franco M   124   6/1 
   Affirmed Authority    Asgar    Silvera Ru   124   9/2 
   Penal Hockey Party    Maxmillion Farm    Velazquez J R   124   7/2   
   Sioux Arrival    High Voltage   Cedillo A   121   4/1   
   Seven Is Lucky    Mb Stables    Lezcano J   124   5/1   
   Proud Bo    TwinTowersRacing    Hernandez R M   124   10/1   
   Jakarta    Nakamura Stables   Centeno D E   124   3/1   
   Winter Book    Fractious   Geroux F   121   6/1   
   Last Way To The Beac    Maxmillion Farm    Lopez P   124   3/1   
   Living In The Matrix    TwinTowersRacing    Garcia Mar   124   10/1   
   Hawaiian Lord    Our Athletes    Gaffalione T   124   7/1   
   Love Of The Derby    Mb Stables    Gutierrez Mario   121   5/1   
   Ronaldo Chop    Night Rider Stables   Saez L   124   10/1   
   Wimbledon    Night Rider Stables    Jaramillo E   124   10/1

COZMAN  9 / 7 / 4           Willie’s Green Card    5 / 9 / 3

Categories: BC 2023, Grade I, STAKES ARTICLES

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