YESTERDAY’S NEWS: Stakes bonanza
Long Lake Stable & Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds’ Tammy the Torpedo launched a furious stretch rally to run by All in Fun late in the lane to capture the Grade 3, $100,000 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon.
Trained by Chad Brown, Tammy the Torpedo covered the mile and an eighth over firm turf in 1:49.60 and paid $12, $4 and $2.20 in the field of six fillies and mares. Sweet Acclaim, who originally placed third, was moved to second upon the disqualification of runner-up All in Fun, who impeded odds-on favorite and pacesetter Isabella Sings in the stretch. The exacta came back $55.60 with the runner-up paying $4.60 and $2.60. Isabella Sings returned $2.10 to show. All in Fun was placed fourth.
“My filly broke really sharply, but I knew the three horse [Isabella Sings] has a lot of speed so there was no point in letting her run with her early,” said winning jockey Antonio Gallardo. “I just put her in behind horses and tried to get her to relax and save up for the last three-eighths. When I asked her to run, she took off.”
A 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready from the War Chant mare Search and Seizure, Tammy the Torpedo is now 5-1-1 from 11 starts, good for earnings of $355,530…
At Parx Racing, scratches left just five runners in the $200,000 PTHA President’s Cup going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. And that suited War Dancer just fine. The six-year-old son of War Front, last early, rallied stoutly in the lane to wear down Uncle Dave and win by three parts of a length. Running time for the nine furlongs on firm turf was 1:52.31.
War Dancer, the winner of the apparently final running of the Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs back in 2013, now has won six of 29 career starts, and the winner’s share made him a millionaire with $1,066,925 in career earnings. He is trained by Bill Mott for Diamond M Stable…
Check out our Delaware Page for recaps of Delaware Park’s six Owners Day stakes…
Check out our Maryland Page for recaps of the six stakes at Laurel Park yesterday…
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BY THE NUMBERS: HANDLE
- Laurel Park: $2,666,563
- Monmouth Park: $3,042,849
- Delaware Park: $860,482
- Parx Racing: $1,191,711
- Penn National: $490,817
- Charles Town: $902,460
- Tracks in action: Monmouth Park, Laurel Park, Parx Racing
- A pair of maiden special weight tests for juveniles highlight Laurel Park’s Sunday card. In the first, carded as race seven, a full field is slated to zip 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Jerry Robb trainee Boys from Boston (2-1) is favored and will have Eric Camacho in the irons. He most recently was fourth, at 37-1, in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs. One race later, another full field will race six furlongs on the main track. Mike Trombetta trainee Cape Lookout (4-1) is the coolest of lukewarm favorites off a third-place finish on debut. The winner of that race, Holiday Bonus, was a near-miss second in the Sapling Stakes in his follow-up.
- For full-card handicapping of Laurel Park, check out The GQ Approach.
- Monmouth Park has several allowance races on the agenda today, topped by a $41,000 second-level test going 1 1/16 miles on the lawn. Jason Servis trainee Boss Man (2-1) is favored and has enjoyed a profitable visit to the Shore, with a first and a second from two starts.