OffTrackBetting.com - Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania will be the scene of the Grade 2 Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes on Monday, July 4. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will take to Parx's turf track and race 1 1/16 miles for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
A field of nine have been confirmed for the Fr. James Penny Memorial Stakes - race 8 on Parx's holiday Monday card. Post time is 4:04 PM. Let's take a peek at the past performances of all nine combatants for this Independence Day Grade 3 stakes.
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Tuttipaesi 5-2 - Irish bred Bill Mott trained mare won three of five starts at home before shipping. She debuted in North America in March, 2013 and finished third in the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride Stakes and followed that with a second in the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes a month later. She was off for 20 months before returning with a sixth in an Allowance in November, 2014. She enters off a terrific win in the Grade 2 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita back on March 26 after a respectable third in the Grade 3 Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream January 9 and a two race win streak - the minor South Beach Stakes December 12 and the minor Suffolk Downs Distaff Turf in October. Jockey Tuttipaesi has posted three wins and a third in her last four starts and tries to keep the impressive run going from gate 8. Christopher DeCarlo will try to accomplish that goal on the lone graded stakes winner in the field and obvious morning line favorite.
Zipessa 3-1 - has six career starts for trainer Michael Stidham with three wins and a third place finish. Last time out was an OK third in the Grade 3 Mint Julep Stakes at Churchill Downs June 11 after as fourth in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Turf Mile May 7, an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Fair Grounds in March and an eighth in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks last August. Zipessa has been just OK and hopes for her first graded stakes score Sunday. Florent Geroux has been tabbed to ride the morning line second choice from post 5.
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Tammy the Torpedo 7-2 - lightly raced Chad Brown trained filly has eight career starts with four wins and a third place finish. She enters off a disappointing fifth in the Grade 2 Honey Fox Stakes at Gulfstream April 2. It followed a career best effort - a win in the Grade 3 Suwannee River Stakes at Gulfstream February, a nice win in the minor Tropical Park Oaks in December, a sixth in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes in November and an Allowance score at Belmont Park in October. Tammy the Torpedo won two straight before her dud last time out and looks for a strong bounce back from gate 4. Javier Castellano has the mount on the third betting choice. She is cross-entered in the Perfect Sting Stakes July 2 at Belmont Park.
Tiger Ride 5-1 - Graham Motion trained filly has five wins, a second and a third place finish in 12 career starts. She posted a respectable second in the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream Park March 19 and a career best effort - a victory in the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes in October. She hasn't been great in two starts since. Last time out was a sixth in the Grade 3 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico May 21 after an eighth in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland in April. She also had a nice win in the minor Indiana Grand Stakes September 9, a fourth in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks and another minor stakes win - the TaWee Stakes last July. Tiger Ride was good at this time last year and hopes to rediscover that form from gate 6 Monday with Edgar Prado in the irons.
Inside Out 8-1 - lightly raced Arnaud Delacour trained filly has just six career starts with three wins, second and a third place finish. She makes her stakes debut Monday on the heels of a two race win streak. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Pimlico June 11 after a year away from the track and an Allowance win at Delaware Park June 29, 2015. She makes just her second start in a year but steps up in decent form. Daniel Centeno gets the call from the rail.
Devilwentogeorgia 12-1 - has 19 career starts for trainer Eduardo Rojas with three wins, a second and four third place finishes. She makes her graded stakes debut off a career best effort - a win in the minor Lyphard Stakes at Penn National May 28 which followed a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Tampa Bay April 30 and off-the-board finishes in her previous four. Devilwentogeorgia arrives in career-best form and departs from gate 2 with Dana Whitney aboard.
Keystone Kelly 12-1 - Ramon Preciado trained mare makes her graded stakes debut Monday having recorded four wins, two seconds and a third place finish. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score here May 14 after an OK third in the minor Mrs. Penny Stakes on this track in September and consecutive sixths including the minor Northern Fling Stakes at Presque Isle Downs in July. She steps up in decent form and will look to build on a nice win last time out from post 7.Joshua Navarro is scheduled to ride.
Navajo Kitten 15-1 - has just two wins, four seconds and a third place finish in 19 career starts for trainer Mertkan Kantarmaci. He races in graded stakes company for the first time Monday and has four straight starts on this track. Last time out was a sixth in an Allowance June 19 after a second in a similar race May 25, a fourth in the minor My Juliet Stakes May 7 and a Claiming score in April. She steps up in so-so form and will have Silvestre Gonzalez in the reins from post 3.
Serious Happiness 20-1 - has 22 career starts for trainer Uriah St. Lewis with just three wins, a second and two third place finishes. She races in stakes company for the first time Monday off a seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming here June 5, an Allowance Optional Claiming score on this track April 25 and a fifth in a similar race at Aqueduct in December. Serious Happiness hasn't been great but hopes for a major breakthough from the outside post 9. Jose Luis Flores will be in the saddle.
2016 Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 8 on Parx Racing's Monday card with a Post Time of 4:04 PM.
|1||Inside Out||8-1||Daniel Centeno||Arnaud Delacour|
|2||Devilwentogeorgia||12-1||Dana Whitney||Eduardo Rojas|
|3||Navajo Kitten||15-1||Silvestre Gonzalez||Mertkan Kantarmaci|
|4||Tammy the Torpedo||7-2||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown|
|5||Zipessa||3-1||Florent Geroux||Michael Stidham|
|6||Tiger Ride||5-1||Edgar Prado||H. Motion|
|7||Keystone Kelly||12-1||Joshua Navarro||Ramon Preciado|
|8||Tuttipaesi (IRE)||5-2||Christopher DeCarlo||William Mott|
|9||Serious Happiness||20-1||Jose Flores||Uriah St. Lewis|