War Story, winning the Brooklyn at Belmont in June of 2017, runs today at Pimlico.
War Story, winning the Brooklyn at Belmont in June of 2017, runs today at Pimlico.|NYRA

Throughbreds Friday: RT picks the card at Pimlico, as he gears up for the Preakness.


Pimlico Friday, May 17th
Fantastic card today

$50K MSW
F&M 3yo+ 6f
8 – Fleeterthan (3/1) coming right back with Mr. West Point Math Whiz’s pick, in this sprint. Fleetherthan gets class relief today and has the tandem of Joel Rosario aboard and Ron Moquette training, who have a 29% win ratio. Front runninmg type is dropping from a $90K msw last out.
1 – China Cat (4/1) with yesterdays speed not holding, look for this Malibu Moon filly to be flying in the stretch. Leading rider Trevor McCarthy (29%) is an ace at rating his horse and the others’ pace.
Race 3 Bets:
8 - $25/w $50/p
$2 Exacta Box 8-1

$40K MCL
3yo+ 5f Turf
8 – Railmaster (8/1) lightly raced 5 year old gets a positive jockey switch to Alex Cintron (29% last 10 days). This Point Given filly charged hard two back after getting wide at Laurel. Was benched for 3 months and returned to a dull effort. This spot fits her well and she will make her presence known down the lane if given a clean trip.
5 – Ready To Run (15/1) speedy Woodbine shipper has been on sabbatical since last fall and his workouts have been conspicuous as his front running style suits this distance well. We’ll see if the pack catches up to him.
9 – Time Flies By (8/5) Trevor McCarthy/Michael Stidham team up and move this 4yo gelding to the dirt. Stidham 22% route to sprint, 38% msw to mcl and 38% overall in maiden claimers. He has a pressing style and will be making his move entering the stretch.
Race 4 Bets:
8 - $25/w $50/p

$52K Allowance
F&M 3yo+ 6f
11 – Disclude (5/1) Johnny V and Todd P have a go again for her second time. Disclude crushed it in her only outing in October closing out her last 2.5 furlongs in :28.9. Coming into the stretch, she neared, then eyeballed Mertz, the 2nd place finisher, and found a whole new gear. It was most impressive. Pletcher an ace at bringing horses off a layoff, her pressing style works well against the front pace and the added distance will all click well today.
Race 5 Bets:
11 - $100/w $200/p

The Rest of the card

$52K Allowance
NW Other Than 3yo+ 1 & 1/16th Mile
8 – Eons (3/1)
2 - Hard Fought (8/1)

$100K Skipat Stakes
F&M 3yo+ 6 Furlongs
3 – Chalon (6/5)

$150K Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes
3yo Fillies 6 Furlongs
4 – Please Flatter Me (8/1)
11 – Fighting Mad (4/1)

Race 9 $100K Hilltop Stakes
3yo Fillies 1 Mile on the Turf
12 – Orra Moor (10/1)
1 – Primela (20/1)
2 – Nova Sol (7/2)

Race 10 $300K Pimlico Special Stakes
3yo+ 1 ¼ Miles
1 – War Story (6/1)
2 – Rally Cry (9/2)
4 – Carlino (12/1)

Race 11 The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes $250K
3yo Fillies going 9 Panels
7 – Brill (5/1)
4 – Cookie Dough (3/1)

Race 12 $100K Jim McKay Turf Stakes
3yo+ 5f Turf
3 – Bound For Nowhere (1/1)
8 – Pure Sensation (7/2)

Race 13 $150K Allaire DuPont Distaff
3yo+ F&M 1 & 1/16th Miles
5 – Another Broad (7/2)
2 – My Miss Lilly (7/2)

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