Following a couple of discretionary asserting remittance races that Hall of Fame coach Shug McGaughey feels has her back on track, Stuart Janney III’s Grade 3-winning homebred My Impression comes back to stakes organization hoping to give her associations a third straight triumph in the $150,000 All Along, exhibited by Blackwell Real Estate, Saturday at Laurel Park in Maryland.
The 1/16-mile All Along for fillies and female horses 3 and more seasoned and the 56th running of the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup, introduced by Ourisman of Clarksville, for 3-year-olds and up going 1 ½ miles are among six stakes over Laurel’s reality class turf course that supplement the 27th running of the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) on a 13-race Fall Festival of Racing program.
Every one of the seven stakes, worth $900,000 in satchels, were rescheduled from Sept. 15 because of the risk of serious climate from Hurricane Florence. First race post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m.
McGaughey has won the All Along the previous two years with Janney homebreds On Leave in 2017 and Onus in 2016, when the race was kept running as the Lady Baltimore. My Impression, third by 1 ½ lengths going one mile Aug. 31 at Saratoga last time out, has had two slug works since that race incorporating a half-mile in 48.11 seconds Monday over Belmont Park’s internal turf.
“She worked great. She’s been doing truly great,” McGaughey said. “Her last race was a decent race at Saratoga. She may have required it a tad and she’s done extremely well from that point forward. The additional week presumably encourages her, as well. We will make a go and see what occurs.”
A 5-year-old little girl of Sky Mesa, My Impression is winless since taking the one-mile, 70-yard One Dreamer Stakes last September at Kentucky Downs. She finished a year ago running second by a neck in the Athenia (G3) and third by a head in the Forever Together Stakes previously getting the winter off.
My Impression completed off the board in a couple of stakes to open 2018 and additionally a one-mile discretionary guaranteeing remittance July 15 at Belmont Park. In her solitary past outing to Laurel, she won the 2016 Commonwealth Oaks (G3) – the solitary reviewed triumph among three profession stakes wins.
“I was endeavoring to discover a spot for her and I figured it would be a decent place to run her. She’s run well there previously and we’re anticipating bringing her down there,” McGaughey said. “She’s been really reliable. Her races have been great. Her first couple races this year weren’t nevertheless now I think I have her back destined for success so we’ll go from that point.”
Lobby of Famer Gary Stevens is named to ride My Impression at 120 pounds from Post 10 out of a field of 13 including fundamental track just participant Ready to Confess, one of four from the animal dwellingplace of coach Graham Motion.
Movement additionally entered The Elkstone Group’s Celestial Insight, Wertheimer and Frere’s Esquisse and Sam-Son Farm’s Mythical Mission with an end goal to win his third All Along. He won it as the Lady Baltimore in 2013 with Strathnaver and 2015 with Interrupted.
Every one of the Motion trio is searching for their first evaluated achievement. Legendary Mission, set seven times beforehand, at long last got through in a stakes with her gutsy nose triumph in the one-mile, 70-yard West Virginia Senate President’s Cup Aug. 4 at Mountaineer.
“I thought she was extremely amusement in that race. I entered her in Canada a week ago and the race came up extremely strong,” Motion said. “One reason I would not like to run her last week was the race was at a mile and an eighth and I think a mile, mile and a sixteenth is more her excursion. I believe she’s a strong, Grade 3-type filly so ideally she runs well. She’s done well.”
Heavenly Insight started her 5-year-old crusade running second by a neck in the Mint Julep Handicap (G3) June 9, her latest excursion at the All Along remove. She followed up off the board in the 1 3/16-mile Modesty Handicap (G3) at Arlington Park and 1/8-mile Violet (G3), the last Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.
“I truly was simply extremely confused by her last race. I truly don’t know very what to make of it,” Motion said. “She acts like a great pony and she ran extremely well first time out at Churchill. I think I committed an error of running her back too rapidly in Chicago and last time I was simply disillusioned. It’s somewhat of a head-scratcher, yet she left it well and that is the reason we wind up in this position.”
Esquisse is the just a single of her stablemates with involvement over the Laurel turf, having run third by a neck as the most loved in a 1/16-mile discretionary guaranteeing remittance Aug. 17, a race where she brought a short lead into the stretch however would never pick up partition from her opponents.
She won a minor stakes race the previous summer in France before going to the U.S. furthermore, will race with signals without precedent for the All Along with maneuver Jorge Vargas Jr. up.
“She’s a filly that we’ve generally thought was this bore. I know she got beat last time at Laurel in the stipend race, yet at times the turf course plays interesting and we just couldn’t get by the pioneer. We put signals on her for this race and she’s prepared well for it,” Motion said. “It’s something Jorge prescribed to me. He said it to me after he rode her that day, he thought she was shying far from the ponies a tad and figured this would encourage her. So we’ve worked her in them and he preferred the manner in which she went.”
Put four times in reviewed stakes, 2018 South Beach Stakes champ Stormy Victoria is entered to make her first begin for mentor Christophe Clement since completing seventh in the Intercontinental (G3) June 9 at Belmont. The 6-year-old Stormy River female horse will convey topweight of 122 pounds, two more than every one of her adversaries.
Broken Bridle, Lift Up, Not Taken, Quick Witted, So Innocent and Valedictorian finish the field.
Reviewed Winners Renown, Scuba Tangle in $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup
Merriebelle Stable’s Renown and DARRS, Inc’s. Scuba, reviewed stakes victors on various surfaces, top a field of 11 long-remove steeds entered in the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup.
Prestige can turn into the race’s initial two-time champ, having taken the 2016 release for mentor Elizabeth Voss. A year ago, the 7-year-old gelding was uniquely sent to the lead and opened up by seven lengths ahead of schedule before tiring to be third, beaten 3 ½ lengths.
“We attempted an alternate strategy a year ago and simply sent him, and he ran well,” Voss said. “I don’t need him too far back. I think we’ll attempt to be near the pace. I would prefer truly not to go out far in front yet I don’t need him to need to do excessively on the grounds that he’s not super brisk toward the end.”
Prestige is a six-time victor at 1 ½ miles including the Sycamore (G3) in his 2016 finale and the 2017 and 2018 Secretariat at Great Meadows. He has hustled only three times this year, most as of late completing third by a length however lifted to second in the John’s Call Stakes Aug. 22 at Saratoga.
“He ran well last time at Saratoga and just stalled out,” Voss said. “He’ll run throughout the day. We’ve quite recently had some little back issues that we’ve managed yet he’s doing awesome at this point.”
Scuba caught the 1 ¼-mile Hawthorne Gold Cup (G3) on earth to top his 2017 season and opened for the current year running third in the Mineshaft (G3) and New Orleans (G2) cripples over the winter at Fair Grounds. He hustled wide on the two turns and blurred to toward the end in the 1 3/8-mile Flat Out Stakes May 4 at Belmont and will make his first begin since.
Prepared by Brendan Walsh, Scuba has seven wins and $742,210 in handbag income from 28 vocation begins. His greatest year came in 2016 when he won the 1 ¾-mile Marathon (G2) at Santa Anita and 1 ½-mile Greenwood Cup (G3) at Parx, both on earth. He has one win in four past attempts on the grass.
“We will make a go and perceive how we do. He’s doing admirably and working great. He’s falling off a cutback, clearly, however we will switch it up a little it for him and perceive how he does on the grass. It’ll either open another entryway for us with him or it won’t,” Walsh said. “He kept running on it when he was a more youthful steed and he ran great. We’ll give it a go and at any rate it’ll enable him to get up to full wellness if nothing else.”
Scuba has arranged for his arrival with a relentless series of works at Churchill Downs. He has dashed once before at Laurel, taking a Dec. 13, 2014 stipend at 1/16 miles for past mentor Tony Dutrow.
“We simply upheld off of him after his last race and gave him a tad of a refreshing. He didn’t have any issues whatsoever; he only sort of lost his direction a smidgen when he kept running there at Belmont in the spring, however he resembles he’s back on track once more,” Walsh said. “On his day he can keep running with anyone, so we’ll perceive how it goes.”
Flying Pheasant Farm’s Barney Rebel will make his 60th vocation begin in the Turf Cup, with 10 wins and $264,259 in handbag profit. A large portion of his wins have come at Laurel including a 1/16-mile discretionary guaranteeing recompense on the grass June 24. He completed fifth in a focused off-the-turf open recompense going one mile Aug. 3.
“He’s been around. He’s a little pony, so it’s less demanding I think to keep those steeds sound. Since he’s littler and doesn’t measure much he doesn’t take the beating like a greater steed,” coach Mary Eppler said. “He left his last race great. It was an extreme race when it fell off. The race before he ran extremely well to win that day.”
Adjusting the field are 2017 American St. Leger (G3) victor Postulation; reviewed stakes put set Hello Don Julio, Final Copy and Tizzarunner; 2017 Tenacious Stakes champ Cooptado; Vintage Matters, sprinter up in the 1 ½-mile Cape Henlopen Stakes July 7 at Delaware Park; Decisive Triumph and Not in Charge.