Fast Anna the One to Beat in $300,000 Gallant Bob
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Thu 18/09/2014 - 15:31 EDT
The $300,000 Grade 3 Gallant Bob has attracted a field of seven three year-old sprinters going six furlongs on the main track September 20 at Parx as part of the Pennsylvania Derby day undercard.
Fast Anna is the deserving 8/5 morning line favorite for trainer Kathy Ritvo after falling just short of winning the Grade 1 King’s Bishop in just the third start of his career. As a son of 2006 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies victor Dreaming of Anna, Fast Anna has proven to have the game to go with the fancy bloodlines. Prior to making his stakes debut at Saratoga, Fast Anna crushed a maiden special weight field and an allowance field at Gulfstream Park.
Favorite Tale should grab another piece
Favorite Tale (5/2 ML) always seems to be right there at the wire. The Guadalupe Preciado trainee has recorded four wins in nine lifetime starts to go with two second place finishes and one third. In his last race, Favorite Tale ran second in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes August 16 at Monmouth Park. While getting the better of Fast Anna may be a tall order, Favorite Tale is consistent and could be used as key in exotic bets.
Pure Sensation looking to improve
Pure Sensation (4/1 ML) is just two for nine lifetime, but did manage to finish ahead of Favorite Tale in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens in June at Belmont. The Christophe Clement runner will have to show significant improvement, however, to have any impact.
Mighty Heart will attempt to become the first Canadian Triple Crown winner since Wando in 2003 when he runs in the Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine on October 24. The 1 1/2-mile race drew a field of 12.
Six group 1 races top a brilliant card at Longchamp in Paris, France on Sunday, October 4, headed of course by the 2020 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The great mare Enable is seeking to win her third Arc, a feat which has never been accomplished, after she ran second last year.
Free expert picks for the 2020 Woodbine Mile at Woodbine Racetrack on September 19. Preakness winner War of Will takes on unbeaten Shirl’s Speight in the one-mile turf race worth $1 million.
The 161st Queen’s Plate will be run September 12, 2020, after originally being scheduled for June. Clayton and Curlin’s Voyage are the favorites in a 14-horse field set to go 1 1/4 miles for $1 million.