Yesterday and today: April 6 racing highlights

by | Apr 6, 2016 | Breaking, PA Racing, Pennsylvania, Racing, Regionwide

Monster Sleeping won an allowance at Laurel Park on April 3. Photo by The Racing Biz.

From Staff Reports


Miss Inclusive found the going a little bit too rough at Oaklawn Park and Gulfstream Park.

But the three-year-old Include filly sure likes it in the mid-Atlantic.  The John Servis trainee, who won at first asking at Laurel Park back in November, made a triumphant return to the region yesterday, posting a 1 1/4 length victory in a first-level allowance as the 7-10 favorite.

Under Joshua Navarro, a four-wide Miss Inclusive prompted the pace set by Spitfire Wind through a half-mile in 46.47 seconds.  She took control on the turn and gradually widened her lead through the lane while drifting out.  Queena Esther rallied late to be second, while Spitfire Wind was third.  A Wing and a Song completed the order of finish in the compact four-horse field.

Running time for seven furlongs was 1:25.96.

Miss Inclusive now has two wins from five starts, with earnings of $63,750.  She is owned by Main Line Racing Stable and Joshtylane Farm.

For trainer John Servis, it ran his week’s record at Parx Racing to a gaudy six-for-six over four days.


  • Trainer Robert Mosco won a pair on the day at Parx, the region’s only track in action yesterday.  He scored with Ask Chuck, Maria Remedio up, in a claiming race in the third and then again with Cinco y Cinco (John Bisono) in another claimer in the seventh.  The latter horse was claimed out of the race.
  • A total of 60 horses competed in the nine-race card, for an average of 6.7 horses per race.


  • The fifth race at Charles Town, a maiden special weight event for three-year-old West Virginia-breds scooting 4 1/2 furlongs, has attracted a field of 14 (only 10 will run), a bunch of which — four in the main body of the race and all four also-eligibles — are firsters.  Leslie Condon trainee Onthestraitanarrow is the 2-1 morning line favorite after three consecutive second-place finishes against similar.
  • Blame Me, a Kieron Magee trainee who saw his four-race winning streak snapped last out when up the track against starter allowance foes, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the seventh at Charles Town, a first-level allowance going seven furlongs.  But in a race with a lot of similar-looking horses — hard knockers that haven’t yet won an open allowance race — a longshot that bears a look is Contribution (10-1), a Crystal Pickett-trained Lemon Drop Kid gelding who won at first asking after a poor start left him scrambling to make up ground.
  • Mongolian King finally broke his maiden in his ninth start — winning by a length at Laurel Park — and that seems to have done the trick for his confidence.  Next out, the Munnings colt, trained at Belmont by Thomas Morley, just missed in a game effort against allowance rivals at Penn National. This evening at the same track, he’s the 2-1 favorite to annex the entry-level allowance condition going 1 mile 70 yards.  Forest Boyce will ride; her record aboard Mongolian King is 4-1-3-0.  One of the most curious records in the race is that of Freshman Phenom (12-1), who was eased in his debut before winning his next two starts; he’s been off over a year, though.