MID-ATLANTIC THREE STARS: March 13
Plenty of racing action took place throughout the Mid-Atlantic this past week.
Here’s a look at the “three stars” of each track:
FIRST STAR: DISCO EBO. This Pennsylvania-bred daughter of WynOaks Farm’s Weigelia improved to 3-for-3 on Tuesday by winning the Penn’s Landing Stakes. She broke on top and left the field in the dust as the 3-5 favorite. She’s now a three-time stakes winner and has taken five of her last six starts in total. She’s owned by Cash is King LLC and LC Racing LLC, trained by Butch Reid, and ridden by Frankie Pennington.
SECOND STAR: TWISTED RIDE. Another rising Pennsylvania-bred star, he picked up his first stakes win of the year and second stakes victory lifetime, last Tuesday at Parx. Sent off as the 8-5 choice in the six-furlong Fishtown Stakes, he tracked Smooth B early on, then dueled with that rival down the stretch and got up for the win by a head. He bumped with Dreams Untold early on and caused that rival to check, causing the stewards to post the inquiry sign. However, no change was made. The winner is a son of Northview stallion Great Notion and was ridden by Andy Hernandez for owners Kasey K Racing Stable LLC, Michael Day, and Final Turn Racing Stable LLC and trainer Michael Moore.
THIRD STAR: NINETYPRCENTMADDIE. LC Racing and Butch Reid teamed up to win a stakes on Monday as well, as LC homebred Ninetyprcentmaddie took the City of Brotherly Love Stakes. He went off as the 1-5 favorite and ran like it, as he shook off early pace pressure and drew away to a 9 3/4-length score. He previously won the Whistle Pig Stakes on this track in August and was second to Recruiter in the Parx Juvenile his 3-year-old debut. Paco Lopez had the winning mount.
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FIRST STAR: MIT MAZEL. Improved to 3-for-4 on the year on Saturday with an impressive second-level allowance optional claiming win.
SECOND STARS: JEVIAN TOLEDO AND BRITTANY RUSSELL. Teamed up for three winners on Friday; Russell is second in the training standings with seven days to go, while Toledo is in third.
THIRD STAR: AXEL CONCEPCION. Won three races in a day for the first time in Maryland on Saturday, and narrowly missed a fourth winner.
Charles Town Races
FIRST STAR: ALPHA CHI RHO. Took them gate-to-wire to impressively win a first-level allowance optional claiming race on Saturday.
SECOND STAR: STORM BOARDER. Won a first-level race at odds-on without encountering any serious competition; he’s now hit the board in fifteen straight races.
THIRD STAR: SPEAK YOUR MIND. This Virginia-bred filly made it 3-for-3 on the year with a second-level allowance optional claiming victory.
FIRST STAR: DISCO EBO. Interested to see if she tries more challenging waters next out following a big win at Parx.
SECOND STAR: TWISTED RIDE. He’s started to come into his own lately, culminating in last Tuesday’s big win.
THIRD STAR: NINETYPRCENTMADDIE. We could see this one in the Wood Memorial next after his victory in the City of Brotherly Love.
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