Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grade One Probables

These next three weeks are almost like the equivalent of the playoffs in other sports. We recognize that it's not quite the championship yet but the next few weeks will shape and define the championships. A horse's last prep before the Breeders' Cup is a big deal. Hold Me Back already flubbed his last prep and is now being put away for the year. I'm always intrigued by the matchup's in the prep races. It can be tough task finding out who might be facing who. Below is my best guess on the probable entrants for the 23 G-1 events being run over the next three weeks. Some of this is conjecture but most of it was gleaned from various articles. Hopefully some of the matchup's on this list get you excited!

Vosburgh - Fabulous Strike, Munnings, Ready's Echo, Go Go Shoot

Flower Bowl
- Dynaforce, Caribbean Sunset, Criticism, Pure Clan, Lemonette, Leamington. Moneycantbuymelove, Queen of Hearts

- Icon Project, Music Note, Swift Temper, Unbridled Belle, Captain's Lover, Briecat, Copper State, Morena

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic
- Gio Ponti, Presious Passion, Grand Couturier, Telling, Al Khali

Jockey Club Gold Cup
- Summer Bird, Quality Road, Asiatic Boy, Dry Martini, Macho Again, Tizway, Sette E Mezzo

- She Be Wild, Beautician, Worstcasescenario

Breeders' Futurity
- Aspire, Aikenite

Oak Leaf
- Blind Luck, Always a Princess, Pure Class, Softly Singing, La Nez

- Lookin At Lucky, Dave in Dixie, Pulsion, John Scott, Court Mischief, Jung Man Scott, Smiling Tiger

- Hot Dixie Chick, Worstcasescenario, Awesome Maria

- Dublin, Gun Rock, Condemned, Not Macho Any More

- Courageous Cat, Take the Points

First Lady
- Forever Together, Tizaqueena

Shadwell Turf Mile
- Justenuffhumor, Mr. Sidney

- Indescribable, Mushka

Lady's Secret
- Zenyatta, Cocoa Beach, Life Is Sweet, Anabaa's Creation

Clement L Hirsch
- Spring House, Sir Dave, Artiste Royal

Ancient Title
- Gayego, Cost of Freedom, Talkin to Mom Roo, Atta Boy Roy

Yellow Ribbon
- Magical Fantasy, Black Mamba, Life Is Sweet, Internallyflawless, Gotta Have Her

- Tiago, Mine That Bird, Richard's Kid, Parading, Colonel John, Chocolate Candy

Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup
- Gozzip Girl, Miss World, Hot Cha Cha, Shared Account, Keertana, Lady Shakespeare

E.P. Taylor
- Princess Haya, Much Obliged, Points of Grace, Rutherienne, Salve Germania

Canadian International
- Marsh Side, Marchfield, Champs Elysees, Ask, Sariska, Just As Well, Casual Conquest, Buccelletti, Jukebox Jury

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