The undulating course in Franklin, Kentucky is one-of-a-kind. It is the only European turf course in the states, and the purses have drawn quite a bit of attention from the big outfits. Daily purses hovered in the $900,000 range, and the rider colony was second to none. With that in mind, Winning Ponies is serving up a little sampling of the E-Z Win Forms on closing day. Best of luck, and enjoy the action!
The weather calls for 80 degrees and a 50% chance of a storm. – For closing day, the weather looks to have some moisture in the forecast. Winning Ponies is changing the weather tab from firm to good anticipating rain.
Race #1 – Mdn Sp Wt – 6f on the turf – 1:35 p.m. ET
#7 – Raised on Robbery (6-1) = Rosie Napravnik in the irons for Kellyn Gorder, and they are winning 25% on the year. She replaces Dylan Davis, and repeats at this short boutique race meet. She was steadied and blocked last out, and was a beaten favorite. She owns the ” Should Improve” icon banner, and her Last Race Rating is 68+ with a field best Turf Class Rating of 12.7.
Race #11 – Alw $96,000 – 6 1/2 f on the turf – 6:15 p.m. ET
#11 – Gator Zone (5-1) = Shawn Bridgmohan up for Steve Margolis, and they have teamed up to win 27% in 2013. This daughter of Smart Humor owns the “Monster Workout, Dropping in Class, and Layoff of 180 days” icons. She ran very nicely at the Fair Grounds over soft going, and sports a Last Race Rating of 50, and a 54 Composite Rating. She has a field best 24.6 Turf Class Rating, and should improve with the time off for a barn that is ITM 44% with fresh legs.
Race #13- Starter Alw $8,000 – 1 1/2f on the turf – 7:11 p.m. ET
#12 – Forever Sure (9-2) = Malcolm Pierce gets the nod in the last race of the season for Kim Hammond. He is at home on the greensward, and she wins at a 22% clip on the weeds. He owns the “Dropping in Class” icon, and a Last Race Rating of 66. The Turf Class Rating is 12.5, and that is the best in the last race of the day.
The meet was over in a blink of an eye, and there is even more incredible racing coming your way this weekend. The change of track condition feature is just one of the many great tools. Everything is in real time, and there is no more hopping from site-to-site for all of your racing needs. You can find weather, scratches, and changes. Winning Ponies has your back, and be sure to check back to prepare for a huge weekend! Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies!