$500,000 Prince of Wales Worth Betting on Tuesday
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Mon 27/07/2015 - 06:07 EDT
With seven Canadian-bred three year-old colts lined up to contest the 1 3/8 mile classic at Fort Erie, 7/5 morning line favorite Shaman Ghost is on a four-race winning streak for trainer Brian Lynch, including consecutive wins in the Grade 3 Marine Stakes and Queen’s Plate on synthetic footing. The son of 2004 U.S. Horse of the Year Ghostzapper is already a proven commodity on dirt, winning a maiden special weight race at Gulfstream and an allowance race at Keeneland in the spring.
Danish Dynaformer tries dirt
Danish Dynaformer is another familiar name in the field as the 9/5 second favorite for trainer Roger Attfield. A winner over the turf at Gulfstream and Keeneland, Danish Dynaformer also ran third in the Grade 3 Marine Stakes at Woodbine before breaking through with a stakes victory June 14 in the Plate Trial. In his last start, the son of Dynaformer ran second in the Queen’s Plate Stakes July 5. The looming question for Danish Dynaformer will be his ability to transfer his form to the dirt as he tries the surface for the first time. Veteran Woodbine pilot, Patrick Husbands, retains the mount while breaking from post 5.
Conquest Boogaloo takes another crack
Conquest Boogaloo (4/1) ran behind the top two choices in both the Marine and Queen’s Plate while finishing third in both events. Starting for the well-regarded Mark Casse barn, the colt must improve to make up ground on his primary rivals.
One of the most historic - and controversial - editions of the Kentucky Derby is in the books and the next leg of the US Triple Crown moves to Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course for the running of the Preakness Stakes. The 1 3/16 test over the Pimlico dirt track is drawing a wide-open field of three-year-old thoroughbreds gunning for the $1.5 million purse.
Led to the gate by pre-race morning line favorite Omaha Beach, a full field of 20 are set to line up for the 145th Kentucky Derby on late Saturday afternoon. They're running for a total purse of $3 million on the 1 1/4 mile Churchill dirt course and making their bid to follow 2018 winner Justify as Triple Crown champions.
The $100,000 Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes July 2 at Churchill Downs features a field of nine up-and-coming two year olds in a race that may be as confusing as it is competitive.
With the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster the centerpiece of a stellar Downs After Dark racing card June 18 at Churchill Downs, the expected field of seven older runners presents an interesting handicapping puzzle.