Race 4. Birdstone Stakes. For three- year-old and up at One And Three Fourth Miles on dirt. Purse $100,000.
|1||Hard Study||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||3-5|
|2||Carlino||Jose Lezcano||Mark Hennig||4-1|
|3||You’re to Blame||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||7-2|
|4||Archanova||Manuel Franco||Ian Wilkes||10-1|
|5||Big Dollar Bill||Chris Landeros||Ian Wilkes||6-1|
Featured race of the day is named after Birdstone.
Hard Study is 2 for 3 in 2018 with earnings of $138,000. He won this race last year. He is dropping down in class after finishing third in the Brooklyn Invitational ,Grade II, and is clearly the best in this field.
Carlino finished fifth in the Brooklyn Invitational, Grade II, at 1 1/2 miles at Belmont Park on June 9th. He should find a spot on the board.
You’re to Blame starts without blinkers. He has the running style that should allow him to stretch out to a mile and three quarters.
Big Dollar Bill likes to sit off the pace. He should like the longer distance and has been running well. In 2018 he has five starts with a record of 1-2-0.
Archanova appears to be out classed in this race. He finished seventh in his last race an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Churchill Downs on June 23rd. His claiming price was $80,000.
Our Top Three Picks:
- Hard Study
- You’re to Blame