2017 GI Man O’ War, GIII Peter Pan, GII Ruffian and Beaugay Stakes – Results and Replays

Track Condition: Sloppy
Winning Time: 1:51.62

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Timeline Javier Castellano 2.90 2.30 2.10
Meantime Jose L. Ortiz   4.20 2.70
Impressive Edge Luis Saez     3.30

Also ran were:
6 – Take Your Guns , 1 – Master Plan , 5 – Lookin At Blessing

Track Condition: Yielding
Winning Time: 1:48.91

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Hawksmoor (IRE) Julien R. Leparoux 9.60 5.00 3.00
Dacita (CHI) Irad Ortiz, Jr.   3.90 2.50
Time and Motion John R. Velazquez     2.90

Also ran were:
1 – Rainha Da Bateria , 5 – All in Fun , 2 – My Sweet Girl
Scratched horses:
Miss Temple City  (Trainer) , On Leave  (Trainer)

Track Condition: Yielding
Winning Time: 2:25.31

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Zhukova (IRE) John R. Velazquez 3.80 3.40 2.40
Taghleeb Jose L. Ortiz   6.10 3.60
Sadler’s Joy Julien R. Leparoux     3.00

Also ran were:
2 – Charming Kitten , 3 – Wake Forest (GER)
Scratched horses:
Highland Sky  (Trainer) , Twilight Eclipse  (Trainer) , Patterson Cross  (Trainer)

Track Condition: Sloppy
Winning Time: 1:39.05

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Highway Star Angel S. Arroyo 12.00 4.20 2.60
Bar of Gold Joel Rosario   3.10 2.10
High Ridge Road Jose L. Ortiz     2.10

Also ran were:
2 – Verve’s Tale , 4 – Indulgent


Imagining to defend GI Man O’ War Stakes Title – Entries, M/L Odds, Picks, Posts, Free PP’s

Imagining - having another Belmont turf "moment in the sun" winning today's GI Man o 'War Stakes in a wire to wire score
(Imagining) – looks to have another Belmont turf “moment in the sun” win in Saturday’s GI Man o ‘War Stakes title defense!

Race #9 – Man o’ War S. (Grade I) Post Time – 5:28 PM EDT, Saturday at Belmont Park!

Purse $400,000. For Four- Year- Olds And Upward at One And Three Eighth Miles. (Turf)

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Our Selections – 1,3,4,6 exacta box for this L/D Turfer!

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Imagining (KY) 7/H L I Ortiz, Jr. 121 C R McGaughey III 9/5
2 Hyper (KY) 8/H L J R Velazquez 115 C C Brown 10/1
3 War Dancer (KY) 5/H L J Lezcano 115 W I Mott 12/1
4 Twilight Eclipse (KY) 6/G L J Castellano 115 T Albertrani 3/1
5 Comes the Dream (KY) 5/G J Alvarado 115 G Weaver 30/1
6 Hardest Core (KY) 5/G L L Saez 124 E L Graham 4/1
7 Dynamic Sky (ON) 5/H L C H Velasquez 121 M E Casse 5/1

Imagining goes coast to coast in GI Man o’ War Stakes win – Results and Replay

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Imagining - having another Belmont turf "moment in the sun" winning today's GI Man o 'War Stakes in a wire to wire score
Imagining – having another Belmont turf “moment in the sun” by winning today’s GI Man o ‘War Stakes in a wire to wire score

Imagining, found the home cooking at Belmont Park much to his liking again by scoring a “wire to wire” a ¾ length win in today’s $400,000, GI Man o’ War Stakes , for 4yo’s&up l/d turfers, at 1 3/8 mile, over “Good” going out on the Belmont Park inner turf course!

Real Solution , who hung badly in the stretch finished back that ¾ length distance to settle for the runner’s up spot! 3rd went to Grandeur, back ½ length more with Frac Daddy, filling out today’s super and was back 2¾ lengths more at the line!

(Winning Time) – 2:14.33

“Race Payouts”

Prgm# Horse Win Place Show
#2 Imagining $8.50 $4.50 $2.90
#6 Real Solution $5.00 $3.50
#1 Grandeur $4.00
Also ran were: #4 – Frac Daddy , #3 – Vertiformer, #5 – Amira’s Prince , (Scratched Horse – Lucayan)
Wager type Winning Numbers Payoff
$2 Exacta 2-6 $35.60
$2 Trifecta 2-6-1 $134.00
$2 Superfecta 2-6-1-4 $569.00
$2 Daily Double 6-2 $35.20

GI Man O’ War Stakes to headline a big Mother’s Day Card at Belmont Park – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

The GII New York Stakes, for the Older Gals is on tap this Saturday at Belmont Park
The GI Man o’ War Stakes is the GI feature at Belmont Park this Mother’s Day, Sunday

Belmont Park offers 3 big graded stakes races on its Sunday, Mother’s Day card climaxing with the $400,000, GI Man O’ War Stakes, for 4yos and up turfers, going 1 3/8 mile over the Belmont Park inner turf course on Sunday!

Free Past Performances

A very good field of “7” older turfers will trod the Belmont inner turf course sod this Sunday in this 3-turn turf tussle!

Imagining, 5/1, who has always done well over this strip, makes his first outing since a solid last out 2¾ lengths back 2nd in the GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp. way back in Feb. He also won the GIII Red Smith at Aqueduct last fall, to bolster his graded stakes resume. So he seems to be at the top of his game right now and with a nearly 3 month layoff he should have fresh legs in here! He can lead, stalk or close as needs be, as well!

Vertiformer, 8/1, 2nd by just a head to Newsdad last out in the GII Pan American Hcp also at G/P this winter. He was 3rd, 2 back in the GIII John B. Connelly Stakes at Sam Houston Park in Jan finishing just 3/4 of a length off that winner. So, he seems at the top of his game, as well, as he is a closer type looking for the right field to close into!

Amira’s Prince, 5/2, was a nice 3rd, 2 back in that same GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp and was a gaining 2nd, just off a neck last out at the Fair Grounds in the GII Mervin H. Muniz Hcp. on the Louisiana Derby undercard! Tends to be a stalker type but that might not be the way to go here on Sunday with this group of closers.

Lucayan , 6/1, is a top west coast l/d turfer coming off 3 top finishes in his last 3, GII starts out there. He too, seems to be in the best form of his career now, but the trip east will probably take a toll. Love the distance and loves to close!

Frac Daddy , 15/1, who had only modest success on the 2013 Derby and Triple Crown trails last year, found a home turfing in the 2nd half of 2013. Last out he won the very last GIII Ben Ali Stakes to be run over the Keeneland poly track which is probably now on its way to making tires or something as Keeneland will spring for a new “dirt” main over the summer! This one’s an up and coming turf star but he’ll get the acid test here on Sunday as he goes 1 3/8’s for the first time!

Real Solution, 3/1, who got nipped at the line in the GI Arlington Million last summer only to be bumped up to 1st on a dq of the euro winner but hasn’t really fared all that well since! In his last 2 outs he was a weak 9th in the B/C Turf and a no response 4th in that same GII Mervin H. Muniz Hcp last time out. He is a Kitten’s Joy, out of the Ramsey’s barn so you can’t ignore him here, just don’t solo him on top anywhere! Needs to find his GI winning touch again here!

Grandeur, 4/1, finished 7th in that same GI Arlington Million last summer, then has been running overseas since to some good successes too. He has won the GII Holtrf Cup here at the end of 2012 so he is no stranger to North American style turfing! He might be just a step or 2 off some in here!

So, Belmont’s got another good GI Man o’ War Stakes field here this Sunday in this $400,000, 3-turn, GI turf test!

Post Time for Race #9 – 5:43 pm edt

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Grandeur J R Leparoux 121 J Noseda 4/1
2. Imagining J Rosario 121 C R McGaughey III 5/1
3. Vertiformer J Bravo 115 C Clement 8/1
4. Frac Daddy A Garcia 117 K G McPeek 15/1
5. Amira’s Prince J R Velazquez 121 W I Mott 5/2
6. Real Solution J Castellano 124 C C Brown 3/1
7. Lucayan J Lezcano 121 N D Drysdale Scr’d

“Our Picks Are” – 2,3,5,7 in an exacta box, with the 4 or 6 at the back-end of a super play!