Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From Staff Reports

YESTERDAY’S NEWS: BOWMAN’S BEAST IS BEST

For a horse that’s never placed in, much less won, a stake, Bowman’s Beast has cobbled together a pretty nice career, winning nine times from 33 starts and amassing almost $340,000 in earnings.

Yesterday at Parx Racing, under jockey Roberto Alvarado, Jr., the seven-year-old Patricia Farro trainee rallied from the back of the pack to pip 3-5 favorite Souper Lucky at the wire in the day’s featured, $60,000 open allowance going a mile.  Edge of Reality finished third, another 1 1/2 lengths back.

It was the first start in 2016 for Bowman’s Beast.

Elsewhere…

Bobcat made a dazzling debut at Laurel Park yesterday.  The three-year-old Orientate gelding thrashed a maiden special weight field by 10 lengths under jockey Jevian Toledo, who later won the Ben’s Cat Stakes aboard Sonny Inspired.  The Dale Capuano trainee was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnes, who also bred Sonny Inspired.  Running time for the six furlongs was a solid 1:12.56 over a good, sealed track.

 

LOOKING AHEAD: TODAY’S RACING

At Laurel Park today…

  • Start Jumping is a lukewarm (7-2) favorite in the sixth, a rugged $7500 starter allowance going seven furlongs.  He’s won his last two and enters off earning a 91 Beyer while beating similar easily…
  • Ghost Bay, winner of the 2014 Maryland Juvenile Futurity, makes his first start in nearly a year in race seven today, a first allowance going six furlongs.  He’s 5-1 and will have Forest Boyce in the irons.  The son of Ghostzapper was last seen when fourth in the Federico Tesio Stakes last April, behind Bodhisattva…
  • Conniver winner Candida H. is the 5-2 favorite in the eighth race, a second level allowance.  Following her January Conniver win, she was beaten a head at this level.  Julian Pimentel will ride for Mike Trombetta…

At Parx Racing today…

  • Fort Rosalie is the 9-5 favorite in the day’s top race, a maiden special weight event going as race six.  She’s been second or third in all three of her career starts to date for trainer Kathleen De Masi…