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.
Players trying to look beyond prohibitive favorite Tepin in the September 17 Woodbine Mile will surely have their work cut out for them as the superstar mare tackles seven rivals on the grass.
The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown goes Tuesday night from Fort Erie race track, where Sir Dudley Digges will try to take another step toward Canadian racing history.
On Sunday, Woodbine will host the $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes, Canada’s most prestigious race. Restricted to horses foaled in Canada, the classic mile and a quarter contest has drawn a field of thirteen three-year-olds.
A spectacular card of graded stakes action has been assembled for Saturday at Belmont Park and the $1 million Ogden Phipps is shaping up to be one of the most competitive races of the day. The Grade 1 event for fillies and mares will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth.