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Bing Crosby Stakes at a Look



Whereas a few of the high sprinters on the East Coast shall be going through off within the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga, the very best of the West shall be on show Saturday within the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, a Grade 1 take a look at that gives a free assured spot within the Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Dash. A full discipline of 12 was entered for a race that guarantees to mix velocity, pleasure, and a few glorious betting alternatives.

1. Hoist the Gold (15-1 morning-line odds): Heads west off some sharp East Coast type, together with a second to Cody’s Want within the Churchill Downs Stakes Introduced by Ford. Ought to work out a superb journey from the rail and appears like an fascinating chance on this discipline.

JOCKEY: Brian J. Hernandez Jr.; TRAINER: Dallas Stewart

2. Spirit of Makena (4-1): Seeks a fourth straight win and has climbed the ladder with wins within the allowance ranks, then a Grade 3 stakes, and most lately a Grade 2 stakes. Appears as prepared as he’ll ever be for a Grade 1 task and owns a win on this racetrack. Very a lot a serious participant right here.

JOCKEY: Joe Bravo; TRAINER: George Papaprodromou

3. Todo Fino (20-1): Was a superb third within the Smile Dash Stakes off an 8 1/2-month layoff. Ought to transfer ahead off that race however appears a minimize beneath the highest contenders.

JOCKEY: Edwin Maldonado; TRAINER: Amador Sanchez

4. The Chosen Vron (4-1): He owns seven straight stakes wins, however they had been all in races restricted to California-breds. His final loss got here when he took on Grade 2 competitors final yr within the Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar. He definitely has some skill however is he prepared for top-level competitors? We’ll discover out right here.

JOCKEY: Hector Berrios; TRAINER: Eric Kruljac

5. Child Corleone (20-1): Posted a pleasant allowance win off an 8 1/2-month break and has sufficient velocity to be an element within the early levels, however the Cal-bred shall be hard-pressed to be an element within the last furlong.

JOCKEY: Tiago Pereira; TRAINER: Doug O’Neill

6. Get Her Quantity (15-1): In all probability needs extra distance however he will get Corridor of Famer Mike Smith within the saddle and that’s at all times an enormous plus in a Grade 1 stakes. If the tempo is sizzling sufficient, he may make his presence felt within the stretch.

JOCKEY: Mike Smith; TRAINER: Peter Miller

7. Anarchist (4-1): Was a superb second to Elite Energy within the True North Stakes at Belmont Park and that’s him in a nut shell. In 10 begins, he’s been second six instances. Whereas that bodes properly for utilizing him in exactas and trifectas, a win wager at his anticipated odds looks like poor worth.

JOCKEY: Ramon Vazquez; TRAINER: Doug O’Neill

8. C Z Rocket (12-1): Undecided what he was doing in a one-mile and 70-yard stakes final time, however six furlongs is his forte as proven by a second in final yr’s Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Dash. The gap ought to deliver out the very best within the gallant 9-year-old gelding.

JOCKEY: Kent Desormeaux; TRAINER: Peter Miller

9. Sibelius (6-1): Appeared fairly spectacular in touring to the Center East and profitable the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen for a 3rd straight win. Disillusioned with a distant fourth in a Churchill Downs stakes in his return to the USA, however the confidence his connections are displaying in transport him cross-country bodes properly for a bounce-back effort right here.

JOCKEY: Mario Gutierrez; TRAINER: Jeremiah O’Dwyer

10. American Theorem (8-1): Final yr’s Bing Crosby winner confirmed little in his 2023 debut when fifth behind Child Corleone and the 6-year-old will most likely want one other begin to return to high type.

JOCKEY: Umberto Rispoli; TRAINER: George Papaprodromou

11. Dr. Schivel (7-2): Fizzled towards Cody’s Want within the Met Mile however loves it right here at Del Mar and appears to be poised for an enormous effort that would produce an encore of his 2021 Bing Crosby win.

JOCKEY: Juan Hernandez; TRAINER: Mark Glatt

12. Peaceable Waters (20-1): Been away since April at Keeneland and has sufficient velocity to make some noise early, however the outdoors put up and the truth that that is his stakes debut weigh towards him.

JOCKEY: Antonio Fresu; TRAINER: John Sadler

THE PICK: Sibelius

LIVE LONGSHOT: Hoist the Gold

SUPERFECTA: 9/11-2-1



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