Hey there Racing Fans, it looks pretty much like it will be an all boy’s day out at the races this Saturday as the 3yo’s will return to the Derby Trail in the GIII Withers Stakesand GII Robert B. Lewis Stakesoffering up much-needed Derby Trail Points and the Handicap div. boys are really coming out in force this Saturday in the GII San Antonio Stakesand the big GI Donn Hcp. plus a little older boys sprinting action in the GIII Toboggan Stakes with a little bit of South Florida top veteran turfing action in the GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp, as well!
(For The 3yos Colts)
El Kabeir, winner of the GIII Jerome Stakeslast out, looks to pour some quick drying cement into one of the 20, 2015 Kentucky Derby starting gates this Saturday, as a win in the GIII Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday would give him 31 Derby Points and if he stays healthy, he would most probably be a shoe-in for a run in the “141st – Run for the Roses” on May 2nd!
Dortmund, winner of theGI Los Alamitos Futuritylast out also goes gunning for more derby points on Saturday in the GII Robert B. Lewis Stakesat Santa Anita where he’ll have to face the likes of Punctuate and an old foe in Firing Line, to claim that winner’s 10 Derby Points prize!
PP’s for this Race
(For the 4yos and Up, Boys)
This year’s GII San Antonio Stakesoffers a Breeders’ Cup Classic rematch between 2014 HOY California Chromeand his west coast nemesis in Shared Beliefwith Hoppertunityalso a probable for this $500,000, 1 1/8 mile, west coast handicap divisional dust-up!
The GI Donn Hcpat Gulfstream Park this Saturday is their signature handicap race of the winter season as defending champ Lea who looked so good in winning the GIII Hal’s Hope here last month is back for a Donn Hcp. title defense.
But, Liam’s Map, Constitution,Commissionerand Elnaawi will all be laying in wait for him here on Saturday along with the graded winners in Protonico, East Hall, upstart Catholic Cowboy and the graded millionaire veteranPrayer for Relief, who all look to be in the mix here on Saturday for this first big GI test of the 2015 older boys handicap divisional season!
The GIII Toboggan Stakes, will bring together Salutos Amigosand Dads Caps, once again for some good wholesome grudge match sprinting action over the Aqueduct inner track on Saturday “if the weather holds”
As the GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp. will offer the older male turfers their first GI action of the 2015 turf season at 1 1/8 mile, for $300k, over the Gulfstream turf course, where Mshawish,Imagining, and a revitalized Lochte, are some of the top turfing guns coming out onto the Gulfstream sod this Saturday!
So yes, Race Fans it is a big “boy’s day out” this Saturday in the thoroughbred racing world as we rev up the Big -Time 2015 racing season with some truly great graded action and classic match- ups this weekend just for the boy’s!
Lochte , at 39/1, and the longest shot on the board pulls off a stunning, rail skimming ride to win today’s, $300,000, GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp., for 4yo’s and up turfers, at 1 1/8 mile over the Gulfstream Park turf course by 2 3/4 lengths!