Entries and J’s Picks for Saturday’s Graded Stakes Races  

The Breeder’s Cup “Win and Your In” races on Saturday include Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, The Champagne Stakes, First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, and Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes.

Greenwood Cup Stakes (G3) at Parx. For three- year-old and up at 1 1/2 miles on the dirt. Purse $200,000. 

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Asphalt Paving  Wesley Torres Trevor Gallimore 30/1
2 His Royal Majesty  Mychel J. Sanchez Marcos Zulueta 15/1
3 War Story  Frankie Pennington Jorge Navarro 3/1
4 Adventist  John Bisono Uriah St. Lewis 20/1
5 Marconi  Trevor McCarthy Todd A. Pletcher 4/5
6 Lemonade Thursday  Daniel Centeno Arnaud Delacour 5/1
7 Navy Commander  Angel S. Arroyo Robert E. Reid, Jr. 10/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

    • Marconi – Best “Place” bet of the day
    • War Story
    • Lemonade Thursday

Race 6. Matron Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park. For two-year-old fillies at six furlongs on the turf. Purse $500,000.
Entries: 

PP Filly  Jockey  Trainer M/L
1 Alms  Jose Lezcano Michael Stidham 1/1
2 A Freud of Mama  Ricardo Santana, Jr. Michael J. Maker 8/1
3 Time Limit  Manuel Franco Michael J. Maker 10/1
4 Pure Wow  Luis Saez John P. Terranova II 10/1
5 Karak  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Wesley A. Ward 7/5
6 Classy Sadie  Eric Cancel Gary C. Contessa 15/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Alms
  • Karak
  • Time Limit

Race 8. Hill Prince Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park. For three-year-old at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Purse $400,000. 

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Henley’s Joy  Dylan Davis Michael J. Maker 8/1
2 A Thread of Blue  Luis Saez Kiaran P. McLaughlin 7/2
3 Taos  Junior Alvarado Jean-Claude Rouget 15/1
4 Bourbon War  Jose Lezcano Mark A. Hennig 4/1
5 Digital Age  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad C. Brown 9/2
6 Seismic Wave  Kendrick Carmouche William I. Mott 6/1
7 Standard Deviation  John R. Velazquez Chad C. Brown 5/1
8 Neptune’s Storm  Ricardo Santana, Jr. Richard Baltas 8/1
9 Uncle Benny  Manuel Franco Jason Servis 10/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • A Thread of Blue 
  • Bourbon War
  • Seismic Wave

Race 9. Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park. For three-year-old and up at 1 1/2 miles on the turf. Purse $500,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Zulu Alpha  Channing Hill Michael J. Maker 6/1
2 Channel Cat  Luis Saez Todd A. Pletcher 9/2
3 Ya Primo  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad C. Brown 6/1
4 Cross Border  Manuel Franco Michael J. Maker 20/1
5 Arklow  Junior Alvarado Brad H. Cox 3/1
6 Sadler’s Joy  Jose Lezcano Thomas Albertrani 5/2
7 Channel Maker  John R. Velazquez William I. Mott 7/2

J’s Top Three Picks:

 

  • Arklow
  • Channel Maker
  • Channel Cat

 

 

Race 10. Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. For two-year-old at 1 mile on the dirt. Purse $500,000.

 Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Alpha Sixty Six  John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 5/1
2 Truculent  Kendrick Carmouche Jack Sisterson 30/1
3 Green Light Go  Junior Alvarado James A. Jerkens 8/5
4 Three Technique  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Jeremiah C. Englehart 7/2
5 Gozilla  Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steven M. Asmussen 6/1
6 Big City Bob  Christopher P. DeCarlo Jorge Duarte, Jr. 20/1
7 Tiz the Law  Manuel Franco Barclay Tagg 5/2

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Green Light Go
  • Alpha Sixty Six
  • Tiz the Law 

Race 8. Mazarine Stakes (G3) at Woodbine. For two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on all weather track. Purse $125,000. 

Entries:

PP Filly Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Take Charge Eh  David Moran Nicholas Gonzalez 8/1
2 Skygaze  Jerome Lermyte Mark E. Casse 8/5
3 Curlin’s Voyage  Eurico Rosa Da Silva Josie Carroll 9/5
4 Glorious Gizmo  Leo Salles Denyse McClachrie 20/1
5 Special Honor  Kazushi Kimura Mark E. Casse 6/1
6 Roman d’Oro  Rafael Manuel Hernandez Mark E. Casse 4/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Skygaze
  • Curlin’s Voyage
  • Roman d’Oro

Race 6. Woodford Stakes presented by Keeneland Select (G2T) at Keeneland. For three-year-old and up at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Purse $200,000.
Entries:

PP Horse Jockey  Trainer M/L
1 Seven Trumpets  Robby Albarado Dale L. Romans 15/1
2 Extravagant Kid  Jose L. Ortiz Brendan P. Walsh 3/1
3 Imprimis  Paco Lopez Joseph F. Orseno 2/1
4 Stubbins  Joel Rosario Doug F. O’Neill 6/1
5 Win Lion Win  James Graham Allison Ramsay-Banks 30/1
6 Smart Remark  Javier Castellano Victoria H. Oliver 5/1
7 Fareeq  Florent Geroux John Alexander Ortiz 12/1
8 Satellite Storm  Leandro D. Goncalves Valorie Lund 15/1
9 Leinster  Tyler Gaffalione George R. Arnold, II 5/1
10 Royal Commish  Christopher A. Emigh Paula M. McCanick 30/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Imprimis
  • Extravagant Kid
  • Leinster

Race 7. Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. For three-year-old fillies and mares at six furlongs. Purse $250,000.
Entries:

PP Filly/Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Ours to Run  Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones 7/2
2 Razorback Lady  Julien R. Leparoux Patrick L. Biancone 20/1
3 Spiced Perfection  Javier Castellano Peter Miller 7/2
4 Danuska’s My Girl  Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 6/1
5 Dawn the Destroyer  Tyler Gaffalione Kiaran P. McLaughlin 8/1
6 Mia Mischief  Joel Rosario Steven M. Asmussen 9/2
7 Talk Veuve to Me  Jose L. Ortiz Rodolphe Brisset 10/1
8 Chalon  Paco Lopez Arnaud Delacour 3/1
9 Pretty Greeley  Florent Geroux John Alexander Ortiz 30/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Spiced Perfection
  • Mia Mischief
  • Chalon

Race 8. First Lady Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland. For three-year-old fillies and mares at 1 mile on the turf. Purse $400,000.  
Entries:

PP Filly/Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Conquest Hardcandy  James Graham Michelle Nihei 50/1
2 Awesometank  James Doyle William J. Haggas 15/1
3 Juliet Foxtrot  Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox 8/1
4 Uni  Joel Rosario Chad C. Brown 4/1
5 Marina’s Legacy  Jesus Lopez Castanon Aaron M. West 50/1
6 Vasilika  Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 5/1
7 Indian Blessing  Jamie P. Spencer Ed Walker 12/1
8 Mitchell Road  Julien R. Leparoux William I. Mott 12/1
9 Simply Breathless  Brian Hernandez, Jr. Neil D. Drysdale SCR
10 Storm the Hill  Adam Beschizza Philip D’Amato 20/1
11 Rushing Fall  Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown 9/5
12 Ms Bad Behavior  Jose L. Ortiz Richard Baltas 15/1
13 Just Wonderful  Wayne Lordan Aidan P. O’Brien 12/1
14 Hanalei Moon  Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse 30/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Rushing Fall
  • Uni
  • Vasilika

Race 9. Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. For two-year-old at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Purse $500,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Tap It to Win  Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse 3/1
2 By Your Side  Corey J. Lanerie Eddie Kenneally 6/1
3 Life On the Road  Shaun Bridgmohan Steven M. Asmussen 12/1
4 King Theo Flavien Prat Carlo Vaccarezza 15/1
5 Enforceable  Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse 15/1
6 Maxfield  Jose L. Ortiz Brendan P. Walsh 12/1
7 American Butterfly  Miguel Mena D. Wayne Lukas 12/1
8 Ajaaweed  Joel Rosario Kiaran P. McLaughlin 3/1
9 January Won  Brian Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth G. McPeek 20/1
10 Gouverneur Morris  Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher 5/2

J’s Top Three Picks:

 

  • Gouverneur Morris
  • Tap It to Win
  • Ajaaweed

Race 10. Shadwell Turf Mile (G1T) at Keeneland. For three-year-old and up at 1 mile on the turf. Purse $1,000,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Next Shares  Corey J. Lanerie Richard Baltas 8/1
2 Van Beethoven  Wayne Lordan Aidan P. O’Brien 10/1
3 Bandua  Adam Beschizza Jack Sisterson 6/1
4 Valid Point  Javier Castellano Chad C. Brown 5/1
5 Bowies Hero  Flavien Prat Philip D’Amato 8/1
6 Admission Office  Jose L. Ortiz Brian A. Lynch 8/1
7 Diamond Oops  Julien R. Leparoux Patrick L. Biancone 30/1
8 Vintager  James Doyle Charles Appleby 10/1
9 First Premio  Miguel Mena Mark E. Casse 12/1
10 Robin of Navan  Florent Geroux Harry Dunlop 10/1
11 March to the Arch  Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse 12/1
12 Suedois  Jamie P. Spencer David O’Meara 8/1
13 Divisidero  Julian Pimentel Kelly Rubley 12/1
14 Real Story (KY) Joe Bravo Ignacio Correas, IV 15/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Suedois
  • Next Shares 
  • Divisidero


Race 5. L.A. Woman Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park. For three-year-old fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt. 

Entries:

PP Filly/Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Flor de La Mar  Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert 6/1
2 Lady Ninja  Drayden Van Dyke Richard Baltas 5/2
3 Streak of Luck  Tyler Baze Matthew Chew 12/1
4 Anonymity Victor Espinoza Richard  Mandella 2/1
5 Show It N Moe It  Rafael Bejarano Gary Sherlock 12/1
6 Selcourt  Joseph Talamo John W. Sadler 8/5

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Anonymity
  • Lady Ninja
  • Selcourt

Race 8.City of Hope Mile Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park. For three-year-old and up at 1 mile on the turf. 

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey  Trainer M/L
1 Ohio  Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Michael W. McCarthy 12/1
2 Synchrony  Joseph Talamo Michael Stidham 5/1
3 True Valour  Drayden Van Dyke Simon Callaghan 10/1
4 Restrainedvengence  Martin Garcia Val Brinkerhoff 15/1
5 Big Score  Mike E. Smith Tim Yakteen 10/1
6 Catapult  Rafael Bejarano John W. Sadler 5/1
7 River Boyne  Ruben Fuentes Jeff Mullins 4/1
8 Kingly  Mario Gutierrez Bob Baffert 20/1
9 Prince Earl  Geovanni Franco Philip D’Amato 7/2
10 Andesh  Abel Cedillo Philip D’Amato 20/1
11 Bolo  Tyler Baze Carla Gaines 6/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

Race 9. Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) at Santa Anita Park. For three-year-old and up at 6 furlongs on the dirt. Purse $300,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 One Flew South  Evin A. Roman Doug F. O’Neill 30/1
2 Omaha Beach  Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella 8/5
3 Shancelot  Emisael Jaramillo Jorge Navarro 4/5
4 Flagstaff  Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler 4/1
5 California Street  Drayden Van Dyke Patrick Gallagher 15/1
6 Horse Greedy  Martin A. Pedroza John W. Sadler 15/1

J’s Top Three Picks:

  • Shancelot
  • Flagstaff
  • Omaha Beach

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