Ticker
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 2 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 2 days ago

As Indicated: San Pablo vs. Marilyn's Guy

San Pablo, winner of three consecutive races at Aqueduct Racetrack, will attempt to make it four straight on Saturday when he competes in the one-mile, $75,000 As Indicated overnight stakes for 4-year-olds and up.

 

A 4-year-old, San Pablo has never finished outside the top three in seven starts and began his current winning streak with a 4 ¼-length victory in a one-mile, second-level optional claiming race on the Aqueduct main track November 20. After the switch to the inner track, the Burning Sand Stable color-bearer won a pair of two-turn overnight stakes against three opponents, posting a three-length success in the Flying Chevron on December 18 and a 4 ¾-length score in the Shots Are Ringing on January 14. Both stakes were contested at one mile, 70 yards.

 

Michael McCarthy, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, said he has seen San Pablo’s confidence rise.

 

“The horse has done well and has had a remarkable couple of weeks,” said McCarthy. “He worked well in company with [stablemate] Heart Butte [four furlongs in 49.05 on the Belmont Park training track on Sunday]. “It wasn’t the saltiest bunch he ran against last time and he was able to get away with some moderate fractions, but he went fast at the end.”

 

McCarthy hopes San Pablo’s will carry that that momentum into Saturday’s race.

 

“He’s won a few back-to-back now, and it shows in his attitude around the barn and in the way he trains,” said McCarthy. “I think that’s one of the perks of staying here for the winter: you don’t meet the heavy heads every time.”

 

Cornelio Velasquez will ride San Pablo, the 6-5 morning-line second choice, from post position 2.

 

Marilyn’s Guy, owned by Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables, LLC, will look to go one better after finishing second in Laurel Park’s Harrison E. Johnson Memorial on March 2. Not only will the As Indicated will be his first start in nearly 11 months, it will also be his first for trainer Tony Dutrow, who sent the 6-year-old gelding from Palm Meadows to Aqueduct earlier this month. Marilyn’s Guy turned in a 49.92 four-furlong breeze on the inner track on Monday.

 

C.C. Lopez has the assignment aboard Marilyn’s Guy, who was made the even-money favorite and drew post 4.

 

The field also includes Linebacker, who was haltered for $25,000 out of a runner-up effort in a Parx Racing optional claimer on February 7, and Isn’t He Perfect and Day of Destiny, a pair from the barn of Doodnauth Shivmangal.

 

The field for the $75,000 As Indicated:

PP

Horse

Jockey

Wgt

Trainer

Odds

1

Isn't He Perfect (KY)

I Ortiz, Jr.

118

D Shivmangal

6-1

2

San Pablo (KY)

C H Velasquez

123

T A Pletcher

6-5

3

Day of Destiny (KY)

E Castro

118

D Shivmangal

10-1

4

Marilyn's Guy (KY)

C C Lopez

120

A W Dutrow

Even

5

Linebacker (KY)

J L Espinoza

118

P Farro

10-1

 

 


 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories