Review of Greenwood Cup Stakes , Grade III, at Parx Racing on September 3

Race 8. Greenwood Cup Stakes , Grade III . For three-year-old and up going 1 1/2 miles on dirt.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 War Story Kendrick Carmouche Jorge Navarro 8/5
2 Big Dollar Bill Chris Landeros Ian Wilkes 4/1
3 You’re to Blame Paco Lopez Todd Pletcher 5/2
4 Archanova Sheldon Russell Ian Wilkes 15/1
5 Hawaakom James Graham Wesley Hawley 12/1
6 Hard Study Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher 6/1
7 G Zap Frankie Pennington Robert Reid, Jr. 10/1

 

Hard Study is very consistent and benefits from distance races at Saratoga. He raced and been successful in even longer events. He ran second in the Birdstone at Saratoga. He won the Flat Out Stakes at Belmont on June 9.  He ran third in the Brooklyn Invitational on June 9, his only graded stakes race this year.

War Story pushed rapid fractions in Suburban and finished tenth. He finished second in the Brooklyn Invitational. His 2018 record is 1-2-0 with earnings of $1,017,000

Big Dollar Bill surprised similar company by winning the Birdstone at Saratoga on August 2. He has raced six times in 2018 with a record of 2-2- 0. He could be in top four.

Archanova ran third in the Birdstone Stakes at Saratoga on August 2. He has been on the board 11 times for his 22 race career. His last win was in an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Tampa Bay on April 6. This will be his fourth start in 2018.

You’re to Blame has a 2018 record of 2-0-2 with earnings of $137,550 from six starts. His last win / race was an Allowance Optional Claiming  at Saratoga on August 13.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Hard Study
  • War Story
  • Big Dollar Bill

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