Paul Quigley's US Racing Preview

Paul has selections with analysis for Saturday night's stateside action from Belmont Park, Keeneland and Laurel Park - live on Sky Sports Racing.

PAUL'S ANALYSIS FROM Belmont Park, Keeneland and Laurel Park for Saturday 19 October 2019


The graded stakes action Stateside on Saturday comes from Keeneland. The rest of the other stakes events featured are for locally bred horses from New York and Maryland (bred or sired). Both Belmont Park and Laurel Park have cards crammed packed with state bred stakes. I have concentrated on the later ones (after Wolverhampton has finished) and just given selections for the ones that may clash with Sky Sports Racing’s coverage of Dunstall Park earlier in the evening.


Laurel Park Race 2 (5.30pm)
The Maryland Million Nursery – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – 2 year olds - 6 Furlongs – Dirt

PAUL'S SELECTION
Tommy Shelby (8)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Ournationonparade (6) and Tommy Shelby (8)

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Belmont Park Race 2 (5.53pm)
The Maid of the Mist – A stake for New York breds – 2 year old fillies – 1 Mile - Dirt

PAUL'S SELECTION
Naked Avenger (2)
EXOTIC BETS
No Exotics

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Laurel Park Race 3 (6.00pm)
The Maryland Million Distaff Handicap – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – Fillies and Mares - 3 year olds and upwards – 7 Furlongs – Dirt

PAUL'S SELECTION
Anna's Bandit (1)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Anna's Bandit (1) and Majestic Reason (11)

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Belmont Park Race 4 (6.59pm)
The Mohawk – A stake for New York breds – 3 year olds and upwards – 1 1/16 Miles - Turf

PAUL'S SELECTION
Voodoo Song (3)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Voodoo Song (3) and Offering Plan (4)

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Laurel Park Race 6 (7.30pm)
The Maryland Million Ladies – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – Fillies and Mares - 3 year olds and upwards – 1 1/8 Miles - Turf

PAUL'S SELECTION
My Sistersledge (1)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) My Sistersledge (1) and Ghoul's Night Out (6)

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Belmont Park Race 5 (7.32pm)
The Empire Classic Handicap - A stake for New York breds – 3 year olds and upwards – 1 1/8 Miles - Dirt

PAUL'S SELECTION
Pat On the Back (3)
EXOTIC BETS
No Exotics

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Laurel Park Race 7 (8.00pm)
The Maryland Million Lassie – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – 2 year old fillies – 6 Furlongs - Dirt

PAUL'S SELECTION
Stickingtogether (3)
EXOTIC BETS
Combination (Boxed) Exacta (6 Bets) Stickingtogether (3), Gifted Heart (8) and Hello Beautiful (12)

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Belmont Park Race 6 (8.05pm)
The Hudson Handicap - A stake for New York breds – 3 year olds and upwards – 6 ½ Furlongs - Dirt

PAUL'S SELECTION
Eye Luv Lulu (3)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Build to Suit (1) and Eye Luv Lulu (3)

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Laurel Park Race 8 (8.30pm)
The Maryland Million Turf – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – 3 year olds and upwards – 1 Mile - Turf

Taxable Goods (12) comes off a series of good tries both locally and at Parx. In the latest, he ran third in a deep stake for Pennsylvania breds last month. He has a fine record over course and distance too. The four year old does have a tricky wide post and maybe a pair drawn towards the inner have more upside. No Bull Addiction (3) ran his best race of only a trio of starts this year when losing by a nose at Delaware last month. Even more playable is Street Copper (1) who breaks from the fence. He’s not run a bad one since returning from an extended lay off, winning here under allowance conditions last time. The mount of Danny Centeno plots to get a ground-saving trip.

Cannon's Roar (8) is holding his form well. Love You Much (9) is interesting making a rare start over two turns. Mr. d'Angelo (5) and Pretty Good Year (14) could be late players.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Street Copper (1)
EXOTIC BETS
Combination (Boxed) Exacta (6 Bets) Street Copper (1), No Bull Addiction (3) and Taxable Goods (12)

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Belmont Park Race 7 (8.40pm)
The Iroquois - A stake for New York breds – Fillies and Mares - 3 year olds and upwards – 6 ½ Furlongs - Dirt

Carrera Cat (9) was used up on the speed in a Grade 2 last month. Not only does she drop in class but draws far better here. Only Filibustin (6) seems as quick as her early on and even if that mare is gunned for the lead, Rajiv Maragh can resort to stalking tactics. That’s what he did in a similar event at Saratoga in August where she won by two plus lengths. Holiday Disguise (1) and Jc's Shooting Star (4) filled the places that day. The first named did win a stake the last time she raced here at Belmont. She is a danger from off the pace.

Pauseforthecause (3) is a player probably from stalk mode. She came back to form with a wide margin victory in an allowance event over course and distance last month. In last year’s renewal, she ran third. Almost two lengths in front of her was the late running Satisfy (7). She ran poorly on her belated seasonal reappearance at Monmouth last month. In fairness, six furlongs on that speed-favouring strip was never going to suit her. It will be no surprise if she comes to life second time back and returning to Belmont.

Last time winners Fair Regis (2) and More Mischief (8) get class tests but go for trainers who don’t win at a high rate by over-facing their horses.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Carrera Cat (9)
EXOTIC BETS
Combination (Boxed) Exacta (6 Bets) Holiday Disguise (1), Satisfy (7) and Carrera Cat (9)

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Laurel Park Race 9 (9.00pm)
The Maryland Million Sprint Handicap – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – 3 year olds and upwards – 6 Furlongs - Dirt

Lewisfield (3) won this race by almost nine lengths last year. By and large, he’s run well this term although he’s had a lighter campaign. He has an adaptable running style. An absence since August should not be an issue as he has fired fresh in the past. He and Laki (6) have beaten and lost to each other many times over the last couple of years. That six year old is a player from just off the early speed. Like his old rival, he seems to leave his best for Laurel winning over 50% of his starts locally.

Jason Servis’s Call Paul (7) is a new face to Maryland and an improving three year old. He was far from disgraced in a Grade 1 at Saratoga before taking a state bred stake at Delaware last month. That three length victory was a career best but there may be better to come bearing in mind who trains him.

Taco Supream (2) has run a quartet of big races on this strip since he returned in June. He has placed claims here.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Laki (6)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Lewisfield (3) and Laki (6)
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Laki (6) and Call Paul (7)

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Belmont Park Race 8 (9.13pm)
The Sleepy Hollow - A stake for New York breds –2 year old fillies – 1 Mile - Dirt

The first three from a similar event run over seven furlongs here last month renew rivalry. Only a head separated Cleon Jones (5), Three Jokers (2) and favourite City Man (1). It’s hard to make a strong case for one over the other two. They all look like an extra furlong will suit. City Man does race with lasix for the first time and he rates a slight edge.

Of the rest, two of them won their only starts to date. Captain Bombastic (4) won convincingly here last month. Less so Harris Bay (3) but he won in a swift time. Moreover, he also beat a decent standard setter who came back to win a stake by double-digit lengths next time. Another couple of furlongs shouldn’t be an issue and he should be forwardly placed in a race where they may not go too quick early on.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Harris Bay (3)
EXOTIC BETS
No Exotics

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Laurel Park Race 10 (9.30pm)
The Maryland Million Classic – A stake for Maryland bred or sired horses – 3 year olds and upwards – 1 1/8 Miles - Dirt

Saratoga Bob (1) won this race in 2018. He may be all the better for over three months freshening but this looks a stronger renewal. In fact, he was well beaten by Cordmaker (12) in April. He’s had a fine year winning five times and going close in a Grade 3. He had Clubman (4) well beaten when winning a stake at Delaware last month. The son of Curlin has a fine record at Laurel. The biggest negative is out of his or his rider’s control. He is only a reserve for this event. Fellow also-eligibles Top Line Growth (13) and back in form Bonus Points (14) also rate a long look if they get in this event. The first named is Grade 3 placed and won well over a mile here last month. Bonus Points came back to near his best when third in allowance event at Belmont last time.

Torch of Truth (11) has looked much improved since claimed by trainer Jamie Ness. He beat Trifor Gold (9) two starts back. He is worth a look along with Forest Fire (7). He’s won back to back allowance events at Parx. Tappin Cat (8) is The X Factor here stretching out from sprints.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Cordmaker (12)
EXOTIC BETS
No Exotics

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Belmont Park Race 9 (9.48pm)
The Ticonderoga - A stake for New York breds – Fillies and Mares - 3 year olds and upwards – 1 1/16 Miles - Turf

Fifty Five (4) is going for a hat-trick of victories in this event. Her only two losses in five starts this year have come narrowly in graded stakes company. The late runner overcame slow fractions up front to win a stake here last month and will be hard to beat at a short price today.

War Canoe (3) has solid place claims. She got close to Fifty Five last time. She like the favourite and the third Wegetsdamunnys (8) are late runners and if something is going to turn over Chad Brown’s mare, it may be something that can pinch a few lengths in the early part of the race. That could be Dream Passage (5). She slammed a starter allowance field here last month. She’s never been in a stake before and this is a big step up in class but she may have the right pacey style to cause an upset.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Fifty Five (4)
EXOTIC BETS
Reversed Exacta (2 Bets) Fifty Five (4) and Dream Passage (5)

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Belmont Park Race 10 (10.20pm)
The Empire Distaff Handicap - A stake for New York breds – Fillies and Mares - 3 year olds and upwards – 1 Mile - Dirt

Bonita Bianca (2) won this race last year by six lengths. She’s not shown much lately but her victory in 2018 came after a heavy defeat. She could rebound at a price. Midnight Disguise (9) has finished ahead of her twice this term. She’s not raced since running third in a stake here in June. Her barn mate Newly Minted (1) will take money here. She’s won four of her five career starts, slamming fellow three year olds by nine lengths in stake on her return in late August.

Ratajkowski (10) is a five year old who didn’t make her career debut until May. She made it three wins from five when winning an allowance event by double-digit lengths last month. Although there is other speed on here, Jose Ortiz should have tactical options from her wide draw. She gets a tepid vote here.

No Hayne No Gayne (5) has been freshened up since outfinishing Might Be (3) in a stake a Finger Lakes in August.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Ratajkowski (10)
EXOTIC BETS
Combination (Boxed) Exacta (6 Bets) Newly Minted (1), Bonita Bianca (2) and Ratajkowski (10)

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Keeneland Race 9 (10.30pm)
The Raven Run (Grade 2) – 3 year old fillies – 7 Furlongs - Dirt

This is a deep renewal so a filly who wired only three rivals on her only start to date is hardly an automatic play. Indian Pride (3) did win by eight lengths at Saratoga on a swift time. If Chad Brown thinks she’s up to a Grade 2 second time at the sports, who are we to argue? She has already run as fast as the standard setters. Besides Free Cover (5), none of her rivals have any early speed. If she breaks on terms, she could easily handle the class hike.

Royal Charlotte (1) is a barn mate of Indian Pride. She has only lost once in her career. At Saratoga in late August, she got back on track taking a Grade 2. She is the standard setter in terms of class along with the comebacking Restless Rider (6). She’s not raced since a non effort in The Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks in May. Prior to that, she lost The Grade 1 Ashland here by a nose. That was over two turns but she was Grade 1 placed over today’s distance as a juvenile. She’s been working well.

First Star (8) is unbeaten in two career starts both at Del Mar. Her allowance win came over a mile but her debut victory was over six and a half furlongs. Her trainer Ron Ellis doesn’t ship many horses to Kentucky so her presence here is a big hint she’ll go well. She has the form to contend. So has Horologist (9) who was a Grade 3 winner at Monmouth in August.

PAUL'S SELECTION
Indian Pride (3)
EXOTIC BETS
No Exotics

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