$300,000, GIII Gallant Bob Stakes draws full field of 14 – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

The $300,000 Gallat Bob Stakes is a 3yo 6f dash for the cash on the Parx Racing's biggest racing day of the year!
The $300,000, GIII Gallant Bob Stakes is a 3yo 6f dash for the cash on the Parx Racing’s biggest racing day of the year this Saturday!
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The GIII Gallant Bob Stakes, with a purse of $300,000, at 6f’s, for 3yo’s only will go as race #9 on that big graded Saturday card at Parx Racing this weekend.

Free Past Performances

A super sized field of “14” was drawn for this newly upgraded to a GIII sprint shootout this year!

Below, you’ll find the top names in this year class all with top graded experiences!

Clearly Now winner of the GIII Swale Stakes, 2nd in the GIII Bayshore and 3rd in the GII Woody Stevens. Finished 3rd last out in a one mile $125k Stakes turfer up at Woodbine!

Rainbow Heir , Winner of the GIII Jersey Shore sprint at Monmouth 2 back, then came 6th in the GII Amsterdam at Saratoga last out!

Zeewat Calif. Derby winner at Golden Gate, won an alw there last out at 6f’s in 1:10 flat!

Salutos Amigos– 3rd in the GII Amsterdam at Saratoga 2 back then a very distant 7th in the GI King’s Bishop Stakes there last out. Tends to want to go early than fades might be better at 5f’s.

Majestic Hussar – set the pace in the GII Fountain of Youth Stakes this past winter at Gulfstream only to come 4th. Won a very nice Alw test at Saratoga 2 back at 6f’s in 1:09.2 after a long layoff but faltered badly in that same GI King’s Bishop Stakes finishing 9th. He’ll usually go to the front early.

City of Weston – is a Double stakes winner and finished 2nd in the $50k Hard Spun Stakes at Del-Park back in early August. Came 6th in the his only graded effort in the GIII Carryback at Calder on their Summit of Speed day!

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PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1. Res Judicata K Carmouche 115 J C Servis Scr’d
2. Distinctiv Passion E A Maldonado 115 J Bonde Scr’d
3. Black Hornet unknown jockey 119 P Parente 8/1
4. Take It Like a Man unknown jockey 115 K Gorder Scr’d
5. Salutos Amigos J R Leparoux 115 E J Guillot 12/1
6. English Manor R Montanez 115 H Wyner 20/1
7. City of Weston P Lopez 117 A Sano 20/1
8. Majestic Hussar I Ortiz, Jr. 115 E Kenneally 20/1
9. Amarish J L Ortiz 115 S M Asmussen 10/1
10. Heaven’s Runway D Mello 115 J R Martin Scr’d
11. Rainbow Heir M E Smith 122 B W Perkins, Jr. 3/1
12. Clearly Now L Saez 122 B A Lynch 4/1
13. Zeewat R Maragh 119 J Hollendorfer 6/1
14. Purple Egg R Alvarado, Jr. 115 J Cibelli Scr’d

Picks are – 12, 13,11,3 exacta box, with the 8,7, or 5 supered up!


2013 GII P.A. Derby see’s a Travers rematch in the making – Probables

Will Take Charge and Moreno throwing it all down at the line of this year's GI Travers Stakes
Will Take Charge and Moreno throwing it all down at the line of this year’s GI Travers Stakes

Will Take Charge, and Moreno, the 1-2 photo finishers of this year GI Travers Stakes along with GI Belmont and GII Jim Dandy Stakes winner Palace Malice, all appear headed for a collision in this year’s $1,000,000, GII P.A. Derby, at 1 1/8 mile on Saturday, Sept. 21st at Parx Racing.

You can also probably look for the $350,000 GIII Smarty Jones Stakes winner in Edge of Reality ,

Speak Logistics, who was grinding up behind that GIII Smarty Jones winner in deep stretch only to lose by just a neck is another logical probable for this 3yo tussle especially with the extra 16th here on Sept. 21st!

With Oxbow sidelined for the rest of the season and with Orb and Verrazano staying at Belmont Park waiting on a GI JCGC run with their elders on the 28th of this month, this would be the best possible 3yo field available for this year’s GII P.A. Derby.

Departing runs off with GII Super Derby win – Results and Replay

Departing - the easy 4-length winner of today's GII Super Derby At Louisiana Downs
Departing – the easy 4-length winner of today’s GII Super Derby At Louisiana Downs

Departing, did what heavy favorites are suppose to do as he ran off to a 4 length win in today’s $500,000, GII Super Derby, for 3yo only, covering a fast but sweltering 1 1/8 mile in 1:50.flat at a steamy Louisiana Downs!

Full Results, and Race Replay

Ruler of Love, was back those 4-plus lengths for 2nd, 3rd, went to Cameo Appearance, with Treasury Bill rounding out the top 4 finishers!

Payouts and Winning Time,

  Age Restriction: Three Year Old
  Purse: $500,000
  Distance: One And One Eighth Miles On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time: 1:50.08
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
7. Departing Robby Albarado 2.60 2.10 2.10
5. Ruler of Love Scott Spieth   5.80 4.00
6. Cameo Appearance Patrick A. Valenzuela     3.60
Also ran were: 4. – Treasury Bill , 3. – Runaway Stephen , 1. – Bashaar , 2. – Holiday Mischief

It’s Super Derby time again – Probables with Free Past Performances

Departing - winner of the GIII Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Park
Departing – winner of the GII West Virginia Derby last out

Well race fans, this Saturday at Louisiana Downs, they are readying their main track for the $500,000, GII Super Derby, at 1 1/8 mile and maybe adding another name to an already crowded 3yo of the year conversation!

Free Past Performances,

Departing, who seems to be following the 2011 Pray For Relief career path, as a win here and a win in the say in the GII Indiana Derby next could very well spin him off to a Santa Anita start on Nov 2nd in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. With all these GII wins plus his GIII Illinois Derby win and  his 3rd earlier this year in the GII Louisiana Derby could mean the B/C points could rapidly be adding up to a B/C Classic start, not to mention his being a millionaire 3yo already in 2013 alone!

Mylute, 2nd in that same GII Louisiana Derby this spring and 3rd in the GI Preakness found the Saratoga main not to his liking at all, finishing almost 20 lengths off of Palace Malice in the GII Jim Dandy Stakes back on July 27th last out. The pp’s say his Jim Dandy effort was an empty one but finishing almost 20 lengths back is pretty much being eased if you ask us, which to us means he hasn’t really run a serious race since mid-May. So is he a tired 3yo from all his Derby trail efforts this year or just not a horse for the Saratoga course, we might know more about this one’s fitness for the remainder of the season here by Saturday evening!

Bashaar, 3rd in the GIII Iowa Derby behind the brothers “Cool” and 4th last out at Saratoga in that same GI Jim Dandy Stakes behind 3 top 3yo’s in Belmont winner Palace Malice, Travers winner Will Take Charge and Travers runner-up by just a nose in Moreno! Not bad company to be 4th behind, as this one seems to be on a late season slow improve.

Ruler Of Love, was back those 8 3/4 lengths of Departing, last out in the GII West Virginia Derby after having the lead for most of that 2-turn tussle. He also finished 3rd to Forty Tales and Capo Bastone in the GIII Derby Trail Stakes at Churchill way back in April, so the boy does have some good graded places to chew on!

Holiday Mischief, winner of the $100k Prelude Stakes here last out, ( the local prep for the Super Derby) by a head over early Derby Trail fav Sunbeam and had a career best day in winning too!

Cameo Appearance, is a “poly” horse thus far in his career who has never been past a mile yet or raced on dirt but does have the obligatory Mdn and Alw career wins and was 3rd in the Straight Line Stakes at Arlington last out. Just don’t know if this one’s ready for graded company yet with just 4 career starts and no “dirt” starts!

Nutty Brown, finished 4th in that same $100k Prelude Stakes here last out but was 11 lengths back at the line!

Treasury Bill, is a 3 – time graded runner but with no real successes to speak of yet.

So, a big win here by Departing here on Saturday in the $500k, GII Super Derby might be enough to start mentioning his name too in all the 3yo HOY chatter and why not he’s a multiple 3yo graded winner and a millionaire too!