Bayern got loose on the lead and was gone in GII P.A. Derby win, Chorme looses shine – Results and Replay

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(Bayern) – cruising to a front-running score in today’s GII P.A. Derby at Parx

Bayern, got loose on the lead and never looked back to take a wire to wire score in today’s $1 Million, GII Pennsylvania Derby, for 3yo’s, at 1 1/8 mile over a “fast” Parx Racing main track by 5 3/4 lengths!

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2nd – back those 5 3/4 lengths was Tapiture.

3rd, Candy Boy was back another head, but in front of California Chrome for the first time in his career.

4th, was a dead heat between  C J’s Awesome and Noble Moon!

4/5 favorite California Chrome, fell way off the board 6th with another Belmont like performance, stuck on the rail in the early stages and never really got off it very far!

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Winning Time: a crisp,1:46.96 (a Parx 1 1/8 mile “Dirt Track” Record)

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
4
Bayern Martin Garcia 9.00 3.60 4.00
7
Tapiture Rosie Napravnik   5.80 4.00
2
Candy Boy Joel Rosario     4.20
Also ran were:
5 – Noble Moon , 8 – C J’s Awesome , 1 – California Chrome , 3 – Protonico , 6 – Classic Giacnroll

California Chrome draws inside post for GII P.A. Derby – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

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(California Chrome) – winning the Kentucky Derby this past May at Churchill Downs

California Chrome, returns to his 3yo campaign after a brief pause to take on 7 other top 3yos in Saturday’s $1,000,000, GII Pennsylvania Derby, going 1 1/8 mile around the Parx Racing main track!

 

 

 

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California Chrome, at 1/1, drew post #1 as he looks to reestablish himself as the top 3yo in the land here on Saturday with a big win. With wins in the Derby, Preakness and a last out DH for 4th in the Belmont Stakes you’d already think 3yo HOY honors should be awaiting him. He looked sharp and fit in his past 3 workouts and this 1 1/8 mile is well within his resume sheet, too. He’ll probably stalk an early pace laying just to outside of the early leaders in the clear, then bust for home at the top of the lane. Stalker/Pouncer type!

GI Haskell and GII Woody Stevens Stakes winner in Bayern, at 7/2, found the 1 1/4 mile distance of the GI Travers Stakes last time out to not be his thing with a last place finish after handling the leader’s duties for the first 3/4 of a mile. 1 1/8 mile is probably his limit as he’ll look to steal this one with a hot early pace! Early speed here!

Tapiture – at 5/1, recent winner of the GII West Virginia Derby by a nose over Candy Boy. He has also won the GIII Southwest Stakes and GIII Matt Winn Stakes as well! Stalker/closer type here

Protonico – at 6/1, most recent winner of the GIII Smarty Jones Stakes here at Parx on Labor day that serves as the local prep race for the P.A. Derby each season winning with a big late surge! Not an early speed type but his in with some very fast company here and may be over his head here! Closer type!

Candy Boy at 12/1,who just missed winning that same GII event might be best known as California Chrome’s 2nd in the early west coast derby trail tests this season! Closer type for the most part!

CJ’s Awesome, at 12/1, who is a 1x alw winner up at Saratoga last out in a wire to wire score travelling 1 1/8 mile in a nice 1:49.24 to a 7 plus lengths win! More possible early speed here!

Noble Moon, at 15/1. winner of the GII Jerome Stakes way back on 01/04, then 6th in the GI Wood Memorial Stakes and last out was 4th in the GI Kings Bishop Stakes up at Saratoga back on the Travers card! He has only 3 starts this year as this son of Malibu Moon does have fresh legs for this race and that is always a plus this time of year! He can go early or rate!

Classic Giacnroll, at 15/1, was 2nd in the same GIII Smarty Jones Stakes here at Parx on Labor day who was nipped at the line by Protonico. He was also 4th in that same GII West Virginia Derby 2 back now. Closer type here too!

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PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
red button_1 California Chrome 3/C L Victor Espinoza 124 Art Sherman 1/1
white button_2alt Candy Boy 3/C L Joel Rosario 122 John W. Sadler 12/1
iblue button'_3al Protonico 3/C L Javier Castellano 122 Todd A. Pletcher 6/1
_4 Bayern 3/C L Martin Garcia 124 Bob Baffert 7/2
green button_5 Noble Moon 3/C L Irad Ortiz, Jr. 122 Leah Gyarmati 15/1
black button_6 Classic Giacnroll 3/C L Kendrick Carmouche 117 Lisa Guerrero 15/1
Orange button_7 Tapiture 3/C L Rosie Napravnik 122 Steven M. Asmussen 5/1
pink button_8 CJ’s Awesome 3/C L Edgar S. Prado 117 Kenneth G. McPeek 12/1

Picks are – 1,3,4,7 exacta box, with the 2,6, or 8 at the back-end of a super!

California Chrome heading for GII P.A. Derby Start this Saturday at Parx – Probables

California Chrome - Goes for Triple Crown Glory this Saturday in the $1.5 million, GI Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park!
(California Chrome) – returns to racing this Saturday in the $1,000,000 GII Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing!

California Chrome, the 2014 GI Santa Anita Derby, GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness winner whose last out was a dead heat 4th in the GI Belmont Stakes has been well rested since as this 1 1/8 mile P.A. Derby distance is right there in his wheelhouse! He should be a heavy favorite here!

“Other Probables”

Tapiture – recent winner of the GII West Virginia Derby by a nose over….

Candy Boy who just missed winning that same GII event might be best known as California Chrome’s 2nd in the early west coast derby trail tests this season!

Protonico – most recent winner of the GIII Smarty Jones Stakes here at Parx on Labor day that serves as the local prep race for the P.A. Derby each season!

Albanoalways a top 3yo early speed, was in the middle of all those graded 3yo early season tests at the Fair Grounds this year, has since come a good 2nd in the GI Haskell, then was a last out 3rd in that same GIII Smarty Jones Stakes here at Parx on Labor day!

Noble Moon – winner of the GII Jerome Stakes way back on 01/04, then 6th in the GI Wood Memorial Stakes and last out was 4th in the GI Kings Bishop Stakes up at Saratoga back on the Travers card!

CJ’s Awesome, who is a 1x alw winner up at Saratoga last out in a wire to wire score travelling 1 1/8 mile in a nice 1:49.24 to a 7 plus lengths win!

and quite possibly the GI Haskell winner in Bayern, who just might hop that east bound flight to Parx this week for the Bob Baffert barn!

The whispers of a possible Shared Belief vs California Chrome Parx showdown have turned out to be just that “whispers”, as Shared Belief will probably flex his muscles next in the Sept 27th GI Awesome Again Stakes against the older boys on Santa Anita’s opening weekend in a few weeks!

But fear not our Philly race fans, this year’s $1 Million GII P.A. Derby is shaping up to be another great one as Parx Racing should expect the Graded Stakes Committee to, later this year, upgrade the P.A. Derby to GI status having drawn top GI 3yo company for the past 3 seasons, now!

Tapiture takes GII West Virginia Derby by a late nose – Results and Replay

Tapiture -(on the outside here) nipping Candy Boy at the line in a thrilling GII West Virginia Derby Today at Mountaineer Park!
(Tapiture) – (on the outside here) nipping Candy Boy at the line in a thrilling edition of the GII West Virginia Derby today at Mountaineer Park!

Tapiture, rallied up late in deep stretch to nose out Candy Boy at the line for the win in today’s $750,000, GII West Virginia Derby, for 3yos, at 1 1/8 mile, over a “fast” main track today!

Full Results Chart

2nd – Candy Boy – just missing by that nose

3rd – Vicar’s in Trouble – 2 lengths more back

4th – Classic Giacnroll – 5 lengths further back

Payouts and Winning Time

Winning Time: 1:50.66 

Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show
5
Tapiture Rosie Napravnik 5.60 2.60 2.20
9
Candy Boy Corey S. Nakatani   2.60 2.20
4
Vicar’s in Trouble Alan Garcia     2.80
Also ran:
3 – Classic Giacnroll , 2 – For Goodness Sake , 7 – Divine View , 1 – Key for Success , 8 – Only I Know Scratched horses:
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