Conquest Typhoon poised to pounce in Spiral Stakes

3/20/2015 4:53 PM
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Saturday's 11th race (6:28pm ET) from Turfway Park is the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes for 3-year-olds traveling a mile and an eighth on Polytrack.

#9 Conquest Typhoon (5-1) has run well from 5.5f to 9f on good turf, firm turf, yielding turf, Tapeta, and Polytrack footing for trainer Mark Casse. Mike Smith sticks with the versatile sort and the 2-time graded turf winner can improve off a needed 3rd in the G3 El Camino Real Derby.

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#5 Another Lemon Drop (6-1) closed fast for the place in the grassy Black Gold last time and he graduated at this distance on turf. He's an interesting contender from off the pace on the surface switch under Drayden Van Dyke.

#11 Metaboss (4-1) exits back-to-back 9f wins including a smart score off the pace in the aforementioned El Camino Real. He leaves California for the first time, tries a different synthetic surface, and must overcome an outer post.

#1 Royal Son (7-2) romped in the local two turn prep for this (blinkers on) and looks like the one to catch again. The Pletcher-WinStar colt sports a strong pedigree and not look back.  

The Plays:

$10 Exacta Box 5, 9 ($20)

$5 Exacta 5, 9 over 1, 11 ($20)

analysis by Jarrod Horak

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Older Comments about Conquest Typhoon poised to pounce in Spiral Stakes...

12,9,10,8 o.o.f.
Naturally, I think the monkey should not have tried that shift with the 9, BUT the winner 12 was moving so well that probably the 9 would have just been closer in second. Of course with Dubai Sky there is the big bro connection for the family/pedigree fans. Best news is, no more cinder sweepin's graded stakes for another year. Way longshots under, 12,9, somebody, somebody else o.o.f.
9,11,3,5. 4 was my big upsetter under.
1 Royal Son 11 Metaboss 9 Conquest Typhoon 4 Wireless Future 5 Another Lemon Drop No way 5/1 on Conquest
Vic, Imperia scratched days ago, so he won't win.
2 1 could be the pacesetters for awhile, and MAYBE one hangs a little in the tri...have to wait for odds
No definitive early dominance: 6 Imperia 11 Metaboss 9 Conquest Typhoon 4 Wireless Future 6 11 9 stick out here.