Turfway Park Saturday: Leonatus Stakes Features Solid Favorite

By | January 19, 2023

The Saturday card from Turfway Park features the Leonatus. Funtastic Again is the morning line favorite and is a major player in the race.

Turfway Park- Race 1

Post: 5:55 PM ET; $22k Claiming going 1 mile on all weather track; Entries: 14

  • #1 BEOCCA (5-1) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #8 MEMPHIS PRAYER (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #11 GO NUTS (8-1) should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 MASETA (5-2) comes into the race in really good form and should have plenty of stamina here.

Selections: 1 – 8 – 11- 5

Turfway Park- Race 2

Post: 6:25 PM ET; $70k Maiden Special Weight going 6 1/2 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 12

  • #3 AMERICAN HEIGHTS (4-1) is the top pick. She makes sense on speed figures. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #11 HEY THERE (8-5) could be in with a shot in this race. She will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 1/2 furlong distance.
  • #9 LITTLE SISTER SUE (6-1) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #8 VOTARY (20-1) is a price horse and has to be respected going out for the combination of Peach and Mojica.

Selections: 3 – 11- 9 – 8

Turfway Park- Race 3

Post: 6:55 PM ET; $30k Maiden Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 11

  • #9 EL MUZN (12-1) is a price horse and looks best here. He could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #11 HE GOTS TO GO (9-2) should improve off the first start and feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.
  • #2 PACE (15-1) seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 GOD OF WINE (8-1) should improve off the debut and has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 9 – 11- 2 – 3

Turfway Park- Race 4

Post: 7:25 PM ET; $14k Claiming going 6 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 12

  • #11 MIRACLE DRUG (5-2) gets the top selection. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #4 BLUE GRASS ANNA (3-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #1 C V THUNDER (6-1) has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #10 ECLIPSED (7-2) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance.

Selections: 11- 4 – 1 – 10

Turfway Park- Race 5

Post: 7:55 PM ET; $70k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on all weather track; Entries: 14

  • #11 VARSITY BLONDE (6-1) is the top pick. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #4 POPNFIZZ (8-1) should improve off the first start and should be competitive in this spot. She has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #8 CASH ‘EM IN (7-2) debuts here and could be a factor in this race. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Cox and Landeros.
  • #5 SHEWILLGHOSTU (6-1) shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. This one has races good enough to beat this group.

Selections: 11- 4 – 8 – 5

Turfway Park- Race 6

Post: 8:25 PM ET; $125k Leonatus S. going 1 mile on all weather track; Entries: 9

Funtastic Again | Blood Horse
  • #3 FUNTASTIC AGAIN (5-2) looks best here. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Ward and Corrales.
  • #6 ITZOS (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 RAISE CAIN (3-1) looks to be a player in this spot. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 MENDEL’S SECRET (5-1) isn’t without hope. He should be part of the early pace in this spot. The question will be his stamina in the final strides.

Selections: 3 – 6 – 8 – 5

Turfway Park- Race 7

Post: 8:55 PM ET; $76k Allowance going 1 1/16 miles on all weather track; Entries: 10

  • #7 WIN THE DAY (5-2) gets the top selection. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 COOL RAGS (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #9 RUPP N READY (6-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He will be sitting in the middle of the pack and make his move as they turn for home. This one goes out for the Pitts barn and gets Cannon in the irons.
  • #10 BULLSEYE BUN (5-1) isn’t without hope. He could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end. This one makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 7 – 5 – 9 – 10

Turfway Park- Race 8

Post: 9:25 PM ET; $32k Claiming going 1 mile on all weather track; Entries: 14

  • #9 HAIG POINT (7-2) is the top pick. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #13 MY BOY PADDY (8-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 EMPIRE BUILDER (4-1) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one has hit the board at this level before.
  • #2 MILITARY FORCE (9-2) has races good enough to beat this group. This one will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.

Selections: 9 – 13- 5 – 2

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