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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Philly Trio of Stakes

We close out the holiday weekend stake racing with a trio of races at Harrah's Philadelphia with the contesting of the Betsy Ross, Maxie Lee Memorial, and Dorothy Mullin for top trotters and pacers.  All three races seem to be competitive.

Let's take a look at the individual stakes.

Sunday, May 29

10th Pace - $200,000; Betsy Ross Mare Invitational
1   Yagonnakissmeornot (Dube, 7-1) - Toss last. Matchmaker champion draws well.  Expect her to leave.  Threat.
2   Sassa Hanover (Kakaley, 10-1) -  Been racing well, but may be in a little deep.  Share at best.
3   Venus Delight (Tetrick, 7-2) -  Expect change in tactics.  May land share with a good trip.
4   Devil Child (Sears, 5-2) -  Has hit her stride.  May take it all.
5   Katie Said (B Miller, 6-1) -  3 for 3 this year.  Looks to extend it to 4 for 4.
6   Waasmula (Henry, 20-1) -  Canadian shipper tries American company.  If 20-1, worth a stab.
7   Sell A Bit N (Stratton, 15-1) - Winner of last draws poorly.
8   Color's A Virgin (D Miller, 4-1) -  Has been racing better.  May get a price from post 8.
Selections: 8-5-4-1

11th Trot - $200,000; Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational
1  Obrigado (Macdonald, 5-1) - Been racing well.  May be in too deep.
2  Wind Of The North (Napolitano, 12-1) - Seems to be over-matched.
3  Gural Hanover (Kakaley, 20-1) - Broke twice in last.  Tossing.
4  JL Cruze (Callahan, 7-2) - Winner of 4 of last 5.  Loss came against comparable field.  Will need to show me here.
5  Il Sogno Dream (Zeron, 7-1) - Three sharp qualifiers.  Will need to be at best to score victory.
6  Shake It Cerry (D Miller, 5-1) - Back on lasix. Deserves another look.
7  Bee A Magician (Sears, 5-2) - Queen B looking for fourth straight win.  Threat here.
8  Maestro Blue Chip (Tetrick, 8-1) - Shocked in 4yo stakes.  This is a much tougher field.  Will pass despite 10 for 10 seasonal record.
Selections: 6-7-5-8

12th Pace - $200,000; Dorothy Mullin Inviatational
1  JK Endofanera (D Miller, 20-1) - Tough spot for him.  Pass.
2  Wiggle It Jiggleit (Teague, 2-1) - The one to beat.  Do you take low odds is the question? 
3  Rockin Ron (Kakaley, 6-1) - Tasted defeat first time last race.  May be worth a look if unwilling to take the odds on #2.
4  Rockeyed Optimist (B Miller, 12-1) - Lands share with a trip.
5  Mach It So (Tetrick, 9-2) - Steps back up.  Don't see here.
6  Mel Mara (Callahan, 10-1) - Seems to be in deep.  Pass.
7  Luck Be Withoyou (Napolitano, 9-2) - Hard to gauge.  Your guess.
8  Bit Of A Legend N (Stratton, 6-1) - Should find this group tough to handle.
Selections: 2-3-4-7

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