Entries and Our Picks for Stake Races at Indiana Grand on August 7, 2019

Race 6. Governors Stakes. For three-year-old at 1 mile and 70 yards on dirt. Purse $150,000.

Entries: 

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Wherewegoin  Eduardo E. Perez Michael E. Lauer 12/1
2 Toss of Fate  Malcolm Franklin Jeffrey L. Greenhill 5/2
3 Cap de Fuego  Angel Rodriguez Antonio Duran 20/1
4 Snicker Cookie  Gabriel Saez Philip A. Bauer 7/2
5 Ace of Aces  Jon Kenton Court Bernard S. Flint 3/1
6 Fever Temple  Leandro Goncalves Brandi Steele 15/1
7 Flowerpecker  Rodney A. Prescott Gary Patrick 8/1
8 Barefootbootlegger  Fernando De La Cruz John Haran 15/1
9 Twobirdsonestone Marcelino Pedroza Michael E. Lauer 6/1

Ace of Aces enters after winning the Snacks Stakes going 1 mile at Indiana Grand on July 17. He went gate-to wire in that race and likes to be on the lead. His has started 8 times in his career, all at Indiana Grand and has a record of 5-2-1. He will be setting the pace and should finish on the board. 

Toss of Fate enters after running third in the Snacks Stakes. He won the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stake going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. He should handle distance and stalk the pace setters until the top of stretch. He should finish in the top three.

Snicker Cookie has a career record from 5 starts of 2-1-0. He won the Sagamore Sired Stakes at Indiana Grand going 6 furlongs on dirt. He finished sixth in the Hoosiers Breeders Sophomore Stakes at Indiana Grand going 1 1/16 miles on dirt on June 19. He should finish in the top six.

Twobirdsonestone has a career record from 12 starts of 1-1-2. He enters after running sixth in the Snacks Stakes. His prior race, an allowance race, he ran second. He ran fourth in the Hoosiers Breeders Sophomore Stakes. He should be near the rear of field going down the backstretch. He has a late kick and will be passing tried horses down the lane. He should finish on the board. 

Flowerpecker enters off a third place finish in an allowance race at Indiana Grand on July 12. This will be his first stakes race and his first race at the distance. His last three races have all been sprint races at Indiana Grand. He should be forwardly place but the distance will be his biggest obstacle. He should finish off the board.

Wherewegoin enters after running sixth in the Snacks Stakes. He won a 1 mile 70 yards race at Indiana Grand on July 19. He will be forwardly place and try to set slow fractions. If a speed duel develops down the backstretch he will have a tough time finishing in top six. 

Our Top Three Picks:

Race 7. Indiana First Lady Stakes. For three-year-old fillies at 1 mile and 70 yards on dirt. Purse $150,000.

Entries:

PP Filly Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Wondrshegotthundr  Fernando De La Cruz Brad Cox 2/1
2 Blonde Moment Hector Diaz, Jr. Rudy Rodriguez 5/2
3 Beentheredonethat  Jack Gilligan Michael Lauer 10/1
4 The Beauty’s Tale  Joseph D. Ramos Genaro Garcia 30/1
5 Moves Like Magic  John McKee Jeffrey Greenhill 4/1
6 Black Sapphire  Virginia Tormey Barbara McBride 15/1
7 Krunch  Marcelino Pedroza Randy Klopp 12/1
8 Drinkatthecreek  Jon Kenton Court Michael Lauer 30/1
9 Fireball Baby  Gabriel Saez Philip Bauer 8/1
10 Pretty Assets  Rodney A. Prescott Gary Patrick 15/1

Wondrshegotthundr is 2 for 2. She won the Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes at Indiana Grand on July 17. She broke her maiden at Indiana Grand on June 11. She likes to stalk the field and flash her kick turning for home. She should finish in top three.

Blonde Moment broke her maiden at Monmouth Park on May 11 going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. She ran firth, last, in her most recent start the Wonder Again Stakes(G3) at Belmont on June 6 going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. She likes to be mid-pack down the backstretch and start her kick heading for home. She should finish on the top six. 

Moves Like Magic has 5 starts in 2019 and a career record for 7 starts 4-2-0. She ran third in her most recent race the Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes. She won the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes on June 19 at Indiana Grand. She likes to forwardly placed. She should be on the board. 

Drinkatthecreek has competed in allowance races at Indiana Grand. She ran second in her most recent race at Indiana Grand on July 23 going 11/16 miles on the turf. She likes to stalk the leaders and launch a kick around the final turn. She should finish in the top six.

Fireball Baby has two starts in 2019. She ran third in her most recent outing the Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes on June 19 going 11/16 miles on the turf. She ran fourth in the Swifty Stakes. She like to be forwardly placed and start moving at the leaders down the lane. She should be on the board.

Our Top Three Picks:

    • Wondrshegotthundr
    • Fireball Baby
    • Blonde Moment

 

 

 

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