Indiana Grand Stakes Races for May 23 Picks

Race 6. Sagamore Sired Stakes. For Indiana bred three-year-olds at 6 furlongs on dirt. Purse $100,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Instant War Alex Canchari Robert Dobbs, Jr. 7/2
2 Mike the Man Deshawn Parker Mort Shirazi 4/1
3 I Tweet Santo Sanjur Michelle Elliott 15/1
4 Stone Sober Samuel Bermudez Marvin Johnson 3/1
5 Rectified Jose Riquelme Michelle Elliott 30/1
6 Its Just Fate Rodney Prescott Wayne Mogge 7/5
7 Santisteban Marcelino Pedroza Antonio Duran 30/1
8 Mr. Antonio Leandro D. Goncalves Aaron West 20/1

This race is full of speed. Its Just Fate, Morning Line 7/5 favorite, appears to be the horse with the best early speed. Instant War and Stone Sober will provide early pressure on Its Just Fate down the backside. Instant War and Stone Sober competed against each other in their 2018 debut on April 25 in a 5 ½ furlong Allowance race at Indiana Grand. Instant War was 1 ¼ lengths ahead of Stone Sober at the wire. Its Just Fate set the pace in a 5 ½ furlong race on April 28. He finished second in that race to Interference. Mike the Man won his 2018 debut going one mile by 11 ¼ lengths at Indiana Grand on May 1. He will try to close on the leaders down the lane. Its Just Fate should be able to hold on and win the 2018 Sagamore Sired Stakes.

Our top three picks are:

Its Just Fate

Stone Sober

Instant War

Race 8. Swifty Sired Fillies Stakes. For Indiana bred three-year-old fillies at six furlongs on the dirt. Purse $100,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Ideal Sky Jesus Lopez Castanon Wayne D. Mogge 7/5
2 Making Rainbows Leandro Goncalves Leandro Goncalves 9/2
3 Shyla Alex Canchari Genaro Garcia 12/1
4 Polarizing Fernando De La Cruz Michelle Elliott 30/1
5 Sue Samuel Bermudez Marvin Johnson 30/1
6 Just Ellie Rodney Prescott Michael Nance 30/1
7 Entrusted Marcelino Pedroza Michael Lauer 8/1
8 Paisley Santo Sanjur Marvin Johnson 20/1
9 Blue Hen Hockey Richard Bracho Anthony Granitz 5/2
10 Prompted Malcolm Franklin Randy Klopp 15/1

Making Rainbows and Polarizing should set the early pace. Ideal Sky will challenge for the lead heading the backside. Ideal Sky and Making Rainbows should be near the front around the turn for home. Paisley will be running late and should be on the board. Ideal Sky should be able to hold off Making Rainbows and Paisley to win the 2018 Swifty Sired Fillies Stakes.

Our top three picks are:

Ideal Sky

Making Rainbows

Paisley

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