OffTrackBetting.com - Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pennsylvania will be the scene of the Grade 3 Penn Mile on Saturday, June 4. A nice purse of $500,000 will be on the line for horses three years old willing to go one mile on Penn National's turf track.
Seven three year olds will line up in the Penn Mile - race 4 on Penn National's Saturday schedule. Post time is 7:40 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all seven combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.
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Catch a Glimpse 2-1 - Canadian Sovereign Award winner for 2015 Horse of the Year, Champion Grass Mare and Champion 2 Year Old Filly has six wins (all on turf) in seven career starts for trainer Mark Casse and enters on the heels of a terrific six race win streak - the Grade 3 Edgewood Stakes last time out at Churchill Downs May 6, the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland April 14, the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream February 27, on the biggest stage - the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, by five lengths in the Grade 2 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine September 12, and an Allowance score in August on that same track. Catch a Glimpse has been on fire and will be after her seventh straight graded stakes score Saturday - this time against the males. Florent Geroux will be in the irons of the morning line favorite again from gate 4.
Beach Patrol 3-1 - Chad Brown trained colt has placed in all five career starts - two wins, two seconds and a third place finish. He made his stakes debut last time out and finished a respectable second in the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs May 7 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Santa Anita April 3 and a maiden win March 12. Beach Patrol has been competitive every time out and hopes for his first stakes score from post 3 Saturday with Joel Rosario aboard the second betting choice.
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Airoforce 7-2 - Mark Casse trained colt had a very good start to his career - three wins and a second place finish in his first four career starts including a nice win in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes in November, a second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and a win in the Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes in October. He hasn't looked great in three starts since however - a fourth last time out in the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs May 7 followed an eighth in the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes in April and a disappointing tenth, 40 lengths behind in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds February 20 - all as favorite. Airoforce had been a force before his last three starts and hopes to regain his early career form from gate 2. Trevor McCarthy rides the third choice.
Oscar Nominated 5-1 - Michael Maker trained colt has three wins and two second place finishes in eight career starts and enters off a seventeenth place finish as a longshot in the Kentucky Derby. He made his graded stakes debut April 2 and won the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park and also won the minor Black Gold Overnight Stakes at Fair Grounds February 27. Before that were consecutive runner-up finishes - the minor Keith Gee Memorial at Fair Grounds January 31 and an Allowance in November. Oscar Nominated has been OK, has a win and two seconds in three turf tries and will be out to avenge an uninspiring effort last time out. Kendrick Carmouche rides at an intriguing 5-1 odds.
Giant Run 6-1 - Thomas Albertrani trained colt has two wins and three seconds in eight career starts and has finished first or second in his last four starts overall. Last time out was a second in the minor English Channel Stakes May 7 after a nice win in the minor Cutler Bay Stakes Match 26, a second in his only graded stakes action to date - the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes February 27 and a maiden score in January. Giant Run has been very competitive in 2016 and could to be in the mix again Saturday. Joe Bravo has been tabbed to ride.
Unbridled Daddy 8-1 - Todd Pletcher trained colt has two wins and two third place finishes in six career starts. He finished third in the Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga in September and went on to a tenth in the Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland in October. He has just two starts since - an OK third last time out in the minor Woodhaven Stakes at Aqueduct April 23 followed an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Gulfstream March 19. Unbridled Daddy shoots for his first stakes score Saturday from the outside post 7. Javier Castellano will be in the saddle.
Silent Waters 30-1 - John Pimental trained gelding has placed in five of six career starts - two wins, two seconds and a third place finish. He makes his graded stakes debut on a two race win streak - an Allowance last time out May 8 and a maiden score April 15 - both results at Laurel Park. He has two career minor stakes starts - a seventh in the New York Stallion Series Stakes in December and the Norman Hall Stakes at Suffolk Downs in October. Silent Waters steps up in career best form and will be after his first stakes score from the rail Saturday. Alex Cintron gets the call.
2016 Penn Mile Entries & Odds
Race 4 on Penn National's Saturday card with a Post Time of 7:40 PM.
|1||Silent Waters||30-1||Alex Cintron||John Pimental|
|2||Airoforce||7-2||Trevor McCarthy||Mark Casse|
|3||Beach Patrol||3-1||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown|
|4||Catch a Glimpse||2-1||Florent Geroux||Mark Casse|
|5||Oscar Nominated||5-1||Kendrick Carmouche||Michael Maker|
|6||Giant Run||6-1||Joe Bravo||Thomas Albertrani|
|7||Unbridled Daddy||8-1||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|