Fast Anna the One to Beat in $300,000 Gallant Bob
Category : News
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.
With the Breeders’ Cup rapidly approaching at Santa Anita November 1 and 2, some of the future lines look too good to pass. This is particularly true with a wide-open Breeders’ Cup Classic field that seems to have oddsmakers perplexed.
With the 2019 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe looming Oct.7 at Longchamp, the entire racing world will be transfixed on Enable as the superstar filly will attempt yet another historic feat.
Representing the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, a field of 9 is set to break from the Woodbine starting gate at 5:42 ET Saturday, Aug.17 at Woodbine.
No one's won a Canadian Triple Crown in 16 years, can One Bad Boy finally break that dry spell? First, he'll need to deliver at the Prince of Wales Stakes. We have a complete betting guide to the upcoming race, including odds, tips, and picks!