GII Penn Mile Stakes – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

The $500,000, GII Penn Mile Stakes is up this Saturday evening at Penn National Racecourse!

RACE 9 Penn Mile S. (Grade II) POST TIME – 7:45 PM (ET) 

Purse $500,000. For Three-Year-Olds. One Mile. (Turf)
S/C# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Coltandmississippi (KY) 3/C L J Rosario 116 T A Pletcher 8/1
2 Encumbered (KY) 3/C L M Gutierrez 122 S Callaghan 6/1
3 Maraud (KY) 3/C L J R Velazquez 122 T A Pletcher 5/2
4 Therapist (NY) 3/C L I Ortiz, Jr. 122 C Clement 3/1
5 Way Early (NY) 3/G L1 K Carmouche 116 G Weaver 10/1
6 Hawkish (KY) 3/G L M Franco 118 J J Toner 5/1
7 Smart Remark (KY) 3/G L J Lezcano 116 V H Oliver 12/1
8 He’s Bankable (FL) 3/G L T Gaffalione 122 M E Casse 6/1


GIII Penn Mile highlights a $Million evening of top racing at Penn National this Saturday

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Penn National – at dusk, will host a $Million evening of  top thoroughbred action this Saturday!

The $500,000, GIII Penn Mile will be the centerpiece race of a $Million evening of top thoroughbred action at central Pennsylvania’s hidden jewel of horse racing action, Penn National!

Live Streaming from Penn National – First Post 6:00 pm ET, Saturday!

5 very nice Stakes races are on tap for your consideration including –

(PP’s are under each race title!)

 Penn Oaks, $150,000, 3yo f, 8f (Turf)

Race #1, breaks from the gates with Chad Brown’s, Strict Compliance , who’ll be skipping the GI American Oaks at Santa Anita this weekend to race here, while 2/1 race favorite in Quality Rocks , for Bill Mott is a graded winner and was a good 2nd to Feathered in the GIII Edgewood Stakes at Churchill last out! Prize Exhibit , a euro import, owns an alw win and a trio of 4th place finishes in top West Coast turf outings in her 4 U.S. starts, including last Fall’s B/C Juvy Fillies Turf test! Red Sashay , a daughter of Big Brown and was a last out winner of the Honey Ryder Stakes turfer down at Gulfstream Park!

Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup S., $150,000, 3&up, 5f (Turf)

Where Ben’s Cat  and Bold Thunder, will square off again at 5 fast furlongs on the Penn National turf course in a rematch of that thrilling GIII Jim McKay Stakes finish at Pimlico just a few weeks ago will be Race #2 here on this Saturday’s Penn National card!

Mountainview H., $200,000, 3&up, 9f

Finds Albano, Golden Lad , Kid Cruz  and East Hall , all set for a Hcp Division dust-up at 9f’s over the Penn National main and goes as Race #3 on this $Million card!

Penn Mile (G3), $500,000, 3yo, 8f (Turf)

Is Race #4 on this $million race card as Kentucky Derby runner and Graded winner in Ocho Ocho Ocho , getting a Mike Smith ride, will be challenged by Chad Brown’s Night Prowler , with Javier Castellano on board. Double west coast stakes winner in his last 2 outs in Papacoolpapacool , ships east for some graded turf glory while the highly touted Granny’s Kitten , for the Mike Maker, Kitten’s Joy – Ramsey’s connections is undefeated coming into this GIII turfer here on Saturday!

Lyphard S., $75,000, 3&up f&m, 8.5f (Turf)

Is Race #5 for the local top P.A. Lady turfers, going 2-turn out on the Penn National turf course in a big 12 horse, but very evenly matched field making it a solid wagering race to boot!

So, A big evening of top thoroughbred action is at hand here at Penn National this Saturday evening with a $Million worth of purses up for grabs!

So, all you Philly, Pittsburgh and mid Atlantic  handicappers head on out to Harrisburg, then about 10 minutes east on US Rte #81 for free parking and free track access to a great evening of top Thoroughbred and Casino action with great food at central PA’s hidden jewel, Penn National Racecourse!

Bobby’s Kitten made 8/5 favorite in Penn Mile Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Bobby's Kittten - goes out for the Ramsey's this Saturday in the $500,000, Penn Mile Stakes at Penn National Racecourse
Bobby’s Kittten – goes out for the Ramsey’s this Saturday, as the favorite, in the $500,000, Penn Mile Stakes at Penn National Racecourse

Bobby’s Kitten , will be the 8/5 M/L favorite for Saturday’s $500,000, Penn Mile Stakes, for 3yo’s, at a mile over the Penn National turf course as they’ll offer an evening of Stakes racing here with purses totaling more than $1 Million!

Free Past Performances,

Bobby’s Kitten, who showed so much promise with a good 3rd in last fall’s B/C Juvy Turf tussle, but finished a very poor 12th last out in the GI Bluegrass Stakes after shadowing the early leader that day but then tiring quickly after the 3rd call! He’s got something to prove here on Saturday!

Global View and Storming Inti , are the 1-2 finishers last out in the GII American Turf Stakes at Churchill where only a neck separated the pair at the line. Looks for these 2 to hook up again in the stretch.

Divine Oath , 2nd in the GIII Lexington Stakes last out but was 4 off Mr. Speaker that day. Only 3 starts on this one’s resume but it looks like he is more of a closer type!

Coastline, who was right there in the GIII Spiral Stakes finish 2 back then vied early last out in the GI Bluegrass Stakes only to falter down to a 10th finish! Tries turf for the first time here!

Laddie Boy, 2nd in the KJC Stakes last fall but has missed the board in his last 3 starts! Graded experience here but tends to like it up front early!

Mr Brioni , ships over from Parx, where it took 8 tries before breaking his maiden. Won a $35k Alw dust-up at a Mile there last out in a long drive for the up in time neck win. Not an early speed type here!

Sing the Dream , hasn’t raced since Dec 31st in an Aqueduct $75k 1x alw where he finished 5th. Does have a stakes win at Finger Lakes on his resume by more than 9 lengths, too! no turf form at all here and has never gone a mile before!

Post Time” – for Race #4, – 7:31 pm EDT!

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
imagesHPRI77LW Global View G L Stevens 122 T F Proctor 5/2
2 Sing the Dream W P Otero 116 C Crane 50/1
3 Laddie Boy C Landeros 116 C Peery 15/1
4 Bobby’s Kitten J Castellano 122 C C Brown 8/5
5 Storming Inti A Garcia 122 C C Brown 3/1
6_a Mr Brioni K Carmouche 116 R Allen 30/1
7 Coastline S Elliott 116 M E Casse 10/1
8 Divine Oath C P DeCarlo 116 T A Pletcher 6/1

Picks are – 1,4,5,8 exacta box with the 7 at the back-end of a dime super!

2014 $500,000, Penn Mile for 3yo’s – Probables with Free Past Performances

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Penn National by the Twilight and home to the $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes this Saturday!

This upcoming pre-Belmont Stakes weekend, we’ll travel to central P.A. and Penn National Racecourse for their million dollar day of racing that’ll be capped off by the $500,000, Penn Mile Stakes, for 3yo turfers, at, of course 1-mile over the Penn National turf course!

Free Past Performances,

With the 3yo turf season at Colonial Downs now in some real jeopardy this year, this race could take on added significance in the early 3yo turfing scene here in 2014, as races like the GII Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs may not happen at all this year!

2014 Probables are

Global View, winner of the GII American Turf Stakes at Churchill last out by a neck over,,,,

Storming Inti, winner of the Kitten’s Joy Stakes at G/P this past winter, was 3rd in the GIII Palm Beach, that 4th in the GIII Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland before that tight 2nd finish last out!

Bobby‘s Kitten, who showed so much promise with a good 3rd in last fall’s B/C Juvy Turf tussle. He finished a very poor 12th last out in the GI Bluegrass Stakes after shadowing the early leader that day but then tiring quickly after the 3rd call!

We Miss Artie, and Harry’s Holiday, the 1- 2 finishers in the GIII Spiral Stakes back in March, as both finished well out it in this year’s GI Kentucky Derby last out!

There are still more good top 3yo names left on the nomination’s sheet for the 2nd edition of this 1-mile turfer but, If just these 5 show you’ll have a truly solid core of runner’s for what will surely someday be a GIII or even a GII turfer for 3yo’s and a super start to the 3yo turfing season each year!