Masochistic Tops Field of Seven For $300,000 Triple Bend

Masochistic Tops Field of Seven For $300,000 Triple Bend

Category : News - Fri 26/06/2015 - 00:36 EDT

Masochistic has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Ron Ellis. A gelded son of Sought After bred in California, the five-year-old has won five of his seven starts and is a perfect two for two this year. Last time out, he stepped up to graded stakes competition for the first time and delivered as the heavy favorite in the Kona Gold Stakes (G2). He has had a bullet workout since that race and will have Tyler Baze back aboard from post position five.

Sahara Sky trying to return to form second off the bench

Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Sahara Sky for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A seven-year-old son of Pleasant Tap, the eight-time career winner has had one start since a sixth-place finish in the Triple Bend (G1) last summer and that was a third-place finish in the Kona Gold (G2). He has been training steadily since his comeback effort and will have Rafael Bejarano in the irons from post four.

San Onofre trying to break string of seconditis 

Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is San Onofre for trainer Karen Headley. A five-year-old gelded son of Surf Cat, the California-bred has been first or second in all eight starts since his debut in 2012. He has been second in all three starts this year and has been the favorite in two of those races. Alex Solis will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position two as he goes for his first win of the year. 

Category : News

Leave a comment

More articles...
News - 10/05/19

Preakness Stakes 2019 Early Race Preview

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.

Read this article
News - 02/05/19

Kentucky Derby 2019 Full Field and Picks

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.

Read this article
News - 01/07/16

Stars of Tomorrow Set for Bashford Manor at Churchill

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.

Read this article
News - 15/06/16

Contenders to Consider in Grade 1 Stephen Foster

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.

Read this article