Shoemaker Mile Stakes & Triple Bend Handicap
Shoemaker Mile Stakes 2013
The Shoemaker Mile Stakes takes place on Saturday June 28, 2013 at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. The $300,000 one-mile turf race is for three-year-olds and up and is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Shoemaker is the 3rd race of the day with a 2:01 PM PDT post time.
Lady and The Track’s in-house expert predicts Obviously, with 4/5 odds, will cross the finish line first beating out Jeranimo, with 4/1 odds and who is the reining Shoemaker Mile Stakes champ. Obviously is described as a “mile specialist” and is our obvious pick. Obviously’s speed figures favor him and he looks better than the other contenders.
Lucayan, who one a G1 mile turf race in France, is predicted to at very least place in the 2013 Shoemaker Stakes. Lucayan will team up with jockey Julien Leparoux with 3/1 odds and break from post position #4 in the five horse field.
Shoemaker Mile Stakes 2013 Post Positions & Odds
1 Jeranimo 4/1 Gejarano/Pender
2 Za Approval 5/1 Espinoza/Clement
3 Wilkinson 8/1 Pedroza/Mullins
4 Lucayan 3/1 Leparoux/Drysdale
5 Obviously 4/5 Talamo/Mitchell
5, 2, 3, 1, 4
Triple Bend Handicap 2013
The $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap takes place on Saturday June 29, 2013 at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge race is for three-year-olds and up and is seven furlongs on an all-weather synthetic track. The Triple Bend Handicap is the 9th race of the day with a 5:00 PM PDT post time.
Morning Line is coming off a very long layoff and hasn’t raced in a year. Experts predict Morning Line doesn’t have what it takes to make a comeback in the Triple Bend Handicap. Morning Line teams up with jockey Julien Leparoux and will break from post position #1.
Comma To The Top, with 3/1 odds, has only raced five and six furlong races. Experts predict he will burn out immediately after he passes the six-furlong mark and will be beaten by most of the field.
Camp Victory, with 5/1 odds, is said to love Betfair Hollywood Park. He is the reining champ of the Triple Bend Handicap. Camp Victory is said to be a strong closer after six-furlongs. He teams up with jockey Joe Talamo for the Triple Bend and will break from post position #9. Camp Victory and Jimmy Creed, with 5/2 odds, are the Lady and The Track picks for the 2013 Triple Bend Handicap.
Triple Bend Handicap 2013 Post Positions & Odds
1 Morning Line 15/1 Leparoux/Shirreffs
2 Jimmy Creed 5/2 Stevens/Mandella
3 Rail Trip 8/1 Valdivia, Jr./Ellis
4 Comma To The Top 3/1 Maldonado/Miller
5 Drill 6/1 Bejarano/Baffert
6 Cyclometer 20/1 Smith/Headley
7 Centralinteligence 5/1 Espinoza/Ellis
8 Tres Borrachos Bisona/Jones Scratched
9 Camp Victory 5/1 Talamo/Mitchell
7, 4, 1, 5, 3, 6, 9, 2
In related news, Betfair Hollywood Park will close its doors after 75 years later this year. Betfair’s last race day is scheduled for December 22, 2013.