http://classic.drf.com/feeds/articles-of-track en Coal Front holds off Copper Bullet in Razorback Handicap http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/coal-front-holds-copper-bullet-razorback-handicap Coal Front overcame post 14 and a fast-closing bid by Copper Bullet to win his two-turn debut as the highweight in the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap on Monday at Oaklawn. Race Recap All Out Blitz Coal Front Copper Bullet Lone Rock M G Warrior Nanoosh Nun the Less Rated R Superstar Remembering Rita Rocking the Boat Sonneteer Souper Tapit Thirstforlife Tiz He The One Coal Front holds off Copper Bullet in Razorback Handicap 1550535727 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-02-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:12:"Oaklawn Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"OP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:22:07 +0000 Mary Rampellini 457750 at http://classic.drf.com Coal Front paid $4.60 with his victory in the R Coady Photography <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coal Front holds off Copper Bullet in Razorback Handicap </div> </div> </div> <p>HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Coal Front overcame post 14 and a fast-closing bid by Copper Bullet to win his two-turn debut as the highweight in the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Handicap on Monday at Oaklawn.</p> <p>Coal Front won by a neck over Copper Bullet, who was 1 1/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Rated R Superstar.</p> <p>The Razorback was one of three stakes on the card, with Super Steed upsetting the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes at 62-1 and She’s a Julie delivering as the favorite in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bayakoa.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/coal-front-holds-copper-bullet-razorback-handicap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mucho Unusual pulls away unchallenged in California Cup Oaks http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/mucho-unusual-pulls-away-unchallenged-california-cup-oaks The expected challenge against the speedy Mucho Unusual never materialized in Monday’s $200,351 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita. Mucho Unusual led narrowly after a half-length midway through the one-mile turf race, and pulled away from eight rivals in early stretch to win by three lengths. Race Recap Lakerball Lippy Mucho Unusual Mucho Unusual pulls away unchallenged in California Cup Oaks 1550534103 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-02-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:11:"Santa Anita";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"SA";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"5";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:55:03 +0000 Steve Andersen 457747 at http://classic.drf.com Mucho Unusual returned $23.80 with the California Cup Oaks triumph. Barbara D. Livingston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mucho Unusual pulls away unchallenged in California Cup Oaks </div> </div> </div> <p>ARCADIA, Calif. - The expected challenge against the speedy Mucho Unusual never materialized in Monday’s $200,351 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita.</p> <p>Mucho Unusual led narrowly by a half-length midway through the one-mile turf race, and pulled away from eight rivals in early stretch to win by three lengths. The proceedings left jockey Joel Rosario slightly surprised, but content with the outcome.</p> <p>“I know she had speed,” Rosario said. “I let her do what she wanted to do. I thought I would follow someone if they wanted the lead.”</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/mucho-unusual-pulls-away-unchallenged-california-cup-oaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> She's a Julie breaks clear late in Bayakoa http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/shes-julie-breaks-clear-late-bayakoa She’s a Julie showed her class in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bayakoa on Monday at Oaklawn Park when she moved clear of the field in the later stages for a 2 3/4-length win in her first start at 4. Race Recap Auspicious Babe Dutch Parrot Holiday's Angel Moonlit Garden Promise of Spring Remedy Rose of Malibu She's a Julie Smart Emma Sydney Freeman She's a Julie breaks clear late in Bayakoa 1550534183 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-02-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:12:"Oaklawn Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"OP";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"7";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:32:29 +0000 Mary Rampellini 457743 at http://classic.drf.com She's a Julie's triumph in the Bayakoa returned $4.80. Coady Photography <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> She's a Julie breaks clear late in Bayakoa </div> </div> </div> <p>HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - She’s a Julie showed her class in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bayakoa on Monday at Oaklawn Park when she moved clear of the field in the later stages for a 2 3/4-length win in her first start at 4.</p> <p>Promise of Spring rallied for second, finishing 1 1/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Moonlit Garden.</p> <p>The Bayakoa was the first of three stakes on the card at Oaklawn.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/shes-julie-breaks-clear-late-bayakoa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Galilean makes easy work of California Cup Derby http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/galilean-makes-easy-work-california-cup-derby Galilean recorded his third win in four career starts when he won the $188,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita on Monday. Race Recap Feeling Strong Galilean Irish Heatwave Loud Mouth Whooping Jay Galilean makes easy work of California Cup Derby 1550533210 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-02-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:11:"Santa Anita";s:16:"field_track_code";s:2:"SA";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"4";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:25:01 +0000 Jay Privman 457740 at http://classic.drf.com Galilean paid $2.10 with his victory in the California Cup Derby. Barbara D. Livingston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Galilean makes easy work of California Cup Derby </div> </div> </div> <p>ARCADIA, Calif. – Galilean has been brought along methodically, his connections taking advantage of his being a California-bred to run him in four straight stakes without having to go against open company.</p> <p>But after recording his third win in four career starts, this time on Monday in the $188,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita, Galilean appears ready to see if he can step up and follow in the footsteps of another Cal Cup Derby winner, California Chrome, and find out if he’s good enough to make the Kentucky Derby.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/galilean-makes-easy-work-california-cup-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bavaro brushes off shaky start to win Hollie Hughes Stakes http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/bavaro-brushes-shaky-start-win-hollie-hughes-stakes Bavaro is fast, but after a less-than-perfect start in the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes at Aqueduct on Monday, he found himself several lengths off the pace in fourth. Apparently not happy with his position, Bavaro went after the front-runners before reaching the far turn of the six-furlong race, and the result was a one-length victory. Race Recap Bavaro Blue Grass Express Build to Suit Celtic Chaos Eye Luv Lulu Honor Up Runaway Lute Sudden Surprise Syndergaard Tribecca Bavaro brushes off shaky start to win Hollie Hughes Stakes 1550529306 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-02-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:8:"Aqueduct";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"AQU";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"8";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:35:06 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 457737 at http://classic.drf.com Bavaro returned $4.90 with his win in the Hollie Hughes on Monday. Chelsea Durand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bavaro brushes off shaky start to win Hollie Hughes Stakes </div> </div> </div> <p>Bavaro is fast, but after a less-than-perfect start in the $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes at Aqueduct on Monday, he found himself several lengths off the pace in fourth. Apparently not happy with his position, Bavaro went after the front-runners before reaching the far turn of the six-furlong race, and the result was a one-length victory.</p> <p>Bavaro bobbled at the start of the Hollie Hughes and then brushed with Bluegrass Express to his outside. Tribecca, meanwhile, went to an open lead while being stalked by Eye Luv Lulu.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/bavaro-brushes-shaky-start-win-hollie-hughes-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from February 12 - February 14 http://classic.drf.com/news/harness-sharp-horses-and-track-trends-february-12-february-14 Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Mohawk, Dover, Yonkers and others. Harness Harness: Sharp Horses and Track Trends from February 12 - February 14 1550526528 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:48:48 +0000 Bob Pandolfo 457734 at http://classic.drf.com <h2 align="center"> <strong>MOHAWK</strong></h2> <p>2/14: 1w, ++ closers, off track was slow and tiring</p> <p><strong>VALIDUS DEO –</strong></p> <p>Left and was parked to the lead in 27 3/5, which was the fastest first quarter of the night, set the pace against a strong bias over a tiring off track and held the show</p> <h2 align="center"> <strong>NORTHFIELD</strong></h2> <p>2/13: 6w, no bias</p> <p>2/12: 10w, + speed</p> <h2 align="center"> <strong>MIAMI</strong><strong> VALLEY</strong></h2> <p>2/12: 4w, no bias, sloppy track</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/harness-sharp-horses-and-track-trends-february-12-february-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Northfield: Wednesday 2/20 Analysis + Pick Four Tickets http://classic.drf.com/news/northfield-wednesday-220-analysis-pick-four-tickets Jeremey Day's analysis of the Wednesday 2/20 card at Northfield Park. Harness Northfield: Wednesday 2/20 Analysis + Pick Four Tickets 1550522818 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:46:58 +0000 Jeremey Day 457728 at http://classic.drf.com <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Best Bet</b> <b>(3 - 6 / $12.00): </b>SECRET TRAINER (6th)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Spot Play: </b>RANGER ALERT (12th)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Race 7 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Race 11 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool</b></p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/northfield-wednesday-220-analysis-pick-four-tickets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enchanted Ghost triumphs in Maryland Racing Media Stakes http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/enchanted-ghost-triumphs-maryland-racing-media-stakes Enchanted Ghost turned in a strong, determined effort over a muddy track in the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park on Monday to defeat Indy's Lady by a half-length in the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares. Race Recap Enchanted Ghost Indy's Lady Timeless Curls Enchanted Ghost triumphs in Maryland Racing Media Stakes 1550522226 a:5:{s:15:"field_race_date";s:19:"2019-02-18T00:00:00";s:16:"field_track_name";s:11:"Laurel Park";s:16:"field_track_code";s:3:"LRL";s:17:"field_race_number";s:1:"5";s:13:"field_session";s:1:"D";} Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:37:05 +0000 Jim Dunleavy 457726 at http://classic.drf.com Enchanted Ghost paid $15.20 with Monday's victory. Jim McCue / Maryland Jockey Club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enchanted Ghost triumphs in Maryland Racing Media Stakes </div> </div> </div> <p>Enchanted Ghost turned in a strong, determined effort over a muddy track in the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park on Monday to defeat Indy's Lady by a half-length in the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares.</p> <p>Enchanted Ghost went right to the lead from post 2 and jockey Jevian Toledo was able to slow down the pace through fractions of 24.50 and 49.12 seconds.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/enchanted-ghost-triumphs-maryland-racing-media-stakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monomoy Girl has first work of year http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/monomoy-girl-has-first-work-year Monomoy Girl, champion 3-year-old filly of 2018, worked for the first time in 2019 when she breezed three furlongs in 37 seconds Sunday morning at Fair Grounds. Track Notes Monomoy Girl Monomoy Girl has first work of year 1550525471 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:10:04 +0000 Marcus Hersh 457722 at http://classic.drf.com Monomoy Girl's last start was a win in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Debra A. Roma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-alternate-title"> <div class="field-label">Alternate title: </div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monomoy Girl has first work of year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcus Hersh </div> </div> </div> <p>NEW ORLEANS – Monomoy Girl, champion 3-year-old filly of 2018, worked for the first time in 2019 when she breezed three furlongs in 37 seconds Sunday morning at Fair Grounds. Monomoy Girl picked up her pace in the homestretch after going at a two-minute-per-mile clip, and she breezed from the quarter pole past the wire and out to the seven-furlong marker, according to trainer Brad Cox.</p> <p>“Really good,” Cox said.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/preview/monomoy-girl-has-first-work-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Happy Victory a threat in Tai Po Handicap http://classic.drf.com/news/happy-victory-threat-tai-po-handicap Two races into his Hong Kong career, Happy Victory may be rounding into the form needed to win Wednesday’s $175,852 Tai Po Handicap at five furlongs on turf at Happy Valley Racecourse. International Happy Victory Happy Victory a threat in Tai Po Handicap 1550520280 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:04:40 +0000 Steve Andersen 457718 at http://classic.drf.com <p>Two races into his Hong Kong career, Happy Victory may be rounding into the form needed to win Wednesday’s $175,852 Tai Po Handicap at five furlongs on turf at Happy Valley Racecourse.</p> <p>This will be Happy Victory’s first start at Happy Valley. A 4-year-old Australian-bred colt, Happy Victory was third in his first two starts in Hong Kong – in five-furlong handicaps on the straightaway at Sha Tin on Dec. 29 and Jan. 20.</p><p><a href="http://classic.drf.com/news/happy-victory-threat-tai-po-handicap" target="_blank">read more</a></p>