Stopchargingmaria (3,f, Tale of the Cat/Exotic Bloom) will break from post position 4 on Friday in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico. Listed as the morning line favorite at 7/2, the three year old filly looks to get back in the winner’s circle after a 4th place finish in the G3 Fantasy Stakes on April 5th last time out. Stopchargingmaria has 3 wins in 7 lifetime starts and earnings of $574,000.
Please Explain (3,f, Curlin/Lizzy’s Bluff) will break from post position 1 in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Friday at Churchill Downs. Please Explain is owned and bred by Michael Niall and Donard Niall and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm.
Dannhauser (Johannesburg/Hatpin) won by two lengths yesterday in Allowance Optional Claiming Race at Tampa Bay Downs. With the win, the six year old now has 7 wins in 24 lifetime starts and earnings of $263,482. He was bred in Virginia by Audley Farm and is a 2009 Keeneland September Sales graduate.
Rise Up (3.c. Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) cruised to a 10 and 3/4 length win on Saturday night in the Robert Hilton Memorial Stakes at Charles Town. The three year old colt now has 5 wins in 9 lifetime starts with earnings of $873,433. He was bred in Kentucky by Cottonwood Stables LLC.
Draw Two (4,c, Macho Uno/ Belle Watling) found his way back in the winner circle yesterday at Keeneland as he drew away in the stretch to win by 3 and 3/4 lengths. In just 10 starts the colt now has earnings of $218,340. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and is a 2011 Keeneland September graduate.
Twinkling Time (3,f, Roman Ruler/Cuscowilla) broker her maiden yesterday at Calder. The three year old filly was bred in Kentucky by Tommy G. Ligon and is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale.
Bluegrass Genius (3,f, Bluegrass Cat/Coral Genius) broke her maiden yesterday at Calder by going wire to wire. The three year old filly was making her third start and now has earnings of $16,603. She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm for the breeders International Equities Holding Inc. She is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland January Sale.
Brookdale raised duo Please Explain (3,f, Curlin/Lizzy’s Bluff) and Stopchargingmaria (3,f, More Than Ready/Exotic Bloom) will face off against each other on Saturday in the G3 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Please Explain is coming off a 2nd place finish in the Honeybee Stakes (G3) over this track less than a month ago. She now has earnings of $93,200 in just 6 lifetime starts. Stopchargingmaria is looking to bounce back after a fifth place finish in the Davona Dale (G2). In 6 starts, the filly has earnings of $554,000.
Candy Kitty (3, f, Lemon Drop Kid/ Worthy Cat) is entered to run in Saturday’s Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. She finished 2nd last time out in the Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3). Candy Kitty has earnings of $224,000 in just 8 lifetime starts.
Rise Up (3,c, Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) will break from post 8 on Saturday in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at the Fair Grounds. Rise Up has 4 wins in 7 lifetime starts with earnings of $814,633. This is a key prep race for the Kentucky Derby as the winner will be awarded 100 points, 40 for second place, 20 for third, and 10 for fourth place.