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Saturday, June 1, 2019
Penn National Racecourse
Race: 10 (7:15 PM EST Post)
Penn Oaks
Regal Glory absolutely towers over this field in just about every statistical category. After winning her first two starts, this stretch running filly by Animal Kingdom posted back to back solid second place finishes in her last two vs. better than what she will be facing in this spot. Logical choice and down the road here…………………Ionic was very impressive dominating maidens first time out. Filly by City Zip was then the recipient of a ridiculously wide trip vs. optional NW1Xs yet was still only beaten by a whisker…....figures bang up here……….The odds makers at Penn National has it right as third choice in the morning line Alasaayil looks the best out of a very weak rest.

Race: 11 (7:50 PM EST Post)
Penn Mile
Forty Under probably wasn’t at his best, yet still finished a very good second in his last, as the favorite as it was his first start in almost six months. This son of Uncle Mo was beaten by less than five lengths in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last year and was a Grade: 3 winner in N.Y. prior to that. Should be tighter for this, plus his trainer is winning at a whopping 31% clip with beaten favorites (in their prior races) next time out…………………I’m going to try to beat what should be a solid post time favorite in A Thread of Blue in this race, which might prove futile. This very handsome, very speedy, $430,000 son of Hard Spun, who boasts an 8-4-2-1 career record, will clearly have a tactical advantage as draws towards the rail and cuts back in distance. He is the “speed of the speed” here and could easily make every pole a winning one……………..Real News has done very little wrong thus far in his career as his 4-2-2-0 record would indicate, including recording a pair of very good seconds vs. Stakes company in his last two. His speed figures say he’s a contender as does the strong work two weeks ago……………………….Honorable Mentions: I’m not sure how Empire of War is going to make up the almost six lengths he was beaten by my top pick last time out. Perhaps this being his second start off the layoff will have him fitter, plus he has run well in both previous turf outings, including a Stakes win in N.Y., in his career………………Moon Colony was quietly making up ground late in the Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream in his last and he did beat mid level optionals prior to that while coming home the last quarter in a very good :23.2. Could better this rating at what will probably be a square price too……………………Casa Creed was overmatched in his last but he finished right behind A Thread of Blue two starts back…………………The $410,000 son of More Than Ready, Fluminense clearly has talent, but it looks like his best game is sprinting on the dirt and not a mile on the turf.

Santa Anita Park
Race: 8 (7:30 PM EST Post)
Santa Maria Stakes
Not sure why I’m doing this race as it looks like an absolute slam dunk for two time Grade: 1 winner Paradise Woods. This mare by Union Rags has seen better days, but went back in time a bit when winning the Santa Margarita last time out by a colossal margin while her rider had her in a headlock in deep stretch. I’m not sure what caused such a big turnaround that day, it could have been the relatively weak field she was facing or perhaps, like my editor Denise, she should took a liking to “Big Money Mike”. In any event, down the road for this horse………….…Although her last five races were on the grass, Tapped possesses a strong late run but seems to come up short more times than not as her 11-2-4-0 record states. That said, note she is 0 for 9 on the turf yet 2 for 2, not only on the dirt, but also on this oval……………….La Force is just 2 for 24 but it must be noted she’s spent a lot of time chasing the likes of Unique Bella (twice), Vale Dori and superstar Monomoy Girl. Even with Paradise Woods’ tour de force win last time out, this mare meets no such rivals here.

By: Gerard Apadula
Director of Equine Operations and Development
Knights of the Round Stable Thoroughbred Racing Team

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2019- Record: 28-91 = 31%
2018- Record: 107-261= 41%
2017- Record: 92-235 = 39%
2016- Record: 91-229 = 40%
2015- Record: 67-180 = 37%
2014- Record: 29-73 = 40%
2013- Record: 20-59= 34%
2012 -Record: 24-73= 33%
2011 –Record: N/A
2010- Record: 24-74= 33%

Little Bets N’ Pieces
**** Superstar Enable’s comeback delayed until the Coral Eclipse at Sandown July 6.
The John Gosden trained five year old has not run since winning the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in November, and an attempt to win a historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October remains on the top of her list this season for 2019.
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to ownebreeder Khalid Abdullah, said Wednesday: "Following a piece of work on the Limekilns (in Newmarket) this morning, both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori feel Royal Ascot will come too soon for her. She will now be aimed at the Eclipse at Sandown on July 6. Her main target remains the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe."
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