The ‘Family of Dragons’ – Illinois – Grade III

Sunday, January 12, 2020 — 12:40:00 PM EST
Illinois – Grade III – Purse : $150,000
8.5 Furlongs – Fast Dirt – Restricted to 3 Year Olds

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Post 1 – YOUARENOTSOFUNNY – 12/1

YOUARENOTSOFUNNY is sired by GRAYDAR and is running for the winningday stable.  YOUARENOTSOFUNNY has won in 3 times in 4 starts for a 75% win rate and will be ridden by jockey K Bowen.

12 Month Top Speed: 92 (11)

Post 2 – RUNNER IN THE NITE – 9/1

RUNNER IN THE NITE is sired by BERNARDINI and is running for the tcrowell stable.  RUNNER IN THE NITE has won in 2 times in 6 starts for a 33% win rate and will be ridden by jockey S Upertoy.

12 Month Top Speed: 95 (5)

Post 3 – OLDMOON’S MINE – 13/1

OLDMOON’S MINE is sired by MEAN SEASON and is running for the oldmoonpaladin2 stable.  OLDMOON’S MINE has won in 4 times in 5 starts for a 80% win rate and will be ridden by jockey M Grunhard.

12 Month Top Speed: 94 (8)

Post 4 – NEWHOLM – 8/1

NEWHOLM is sired by ARROGATE and is running for the atw0 stable.  NEWHOLM has won in 2 times in 6 starts for a 33% win rate and will be ridden by jockey L Buchta.

12 Month Top Speed: 95 (5)

Post 5 – THE ART – 24/1

THE ART is sired by THE UNITED STATES (IRE) and is running for the drsafbreds stable.  THE ART has won in 2 times in 9 starts for a 22% win rate and will be ridden by jockey L Blank.

12 Month Top Speed: 84 (14)

Post 6 – OUTBACK DALMATION – 6/1

OUTBACK DALMATION is sired by UNCLE MO and is running for the outback10 stable.  OUTBACK DALMATION has won in 2 times in 4 starts for a 50% win rate and will be ridden by jockey A Scott.

12 Month Top Speed: 95 (5)

Post 7 – MIRACLEMANN – 25/1

MIRACLEMANN is sired by GIANT GIZMO and is running for the rucks stable.  MIRACLEMANN has won in 2 times in 4 starts for a 50% win rate and will be ridden by jockey P Munoz.

12 Month Top Speed: 89 (13)

Post 8 – NEO SONG CHACHIN – 8/1

NEO SONG CHACHIN is sired by NEO UNIVERSE and is running for the astronomer stable.  NEO SONG CHACHIN has won in 3 times in 9 starts for a 33% win rate and will be ridden by jockey W Card.

12 Month Top Speed: 97 (2)

Post 9 – DUBAI DORTMUND – 13/1

DUBAI DORTMUND is sired by DORTMUND and is running for the dontbetonme6 stable.  DUBAI DORTMUND has won in 3 times in 10 starts for a 30% win rate and will be ridden by jockey Y Dunbar.

12 Month Top Speed: 96 (4)

Post 10 – UNJUSTIFY – 8/1

UNJUSTIFY is sired by JUSTIFY and is running for the canyongate stable.  UNJUSTIFY has won in 2 times in 4 starts for a 50% win rate and will be ridden by jockey H McCoy.

12 Month Top Speed: 97 (2)

Post 11 – CYAXARES – 16/1

CYAXARES is sired by EXAGGERATOR and is running for the lopo34 stable.  CYAXARES has won in 2 times in 5 starts for a 40% win rate and will be ridden by jockey W Alden.

12 Month Top Speed: 93 (10)

Post 12 – WAKHARO – 5/1

WAKHARO is sired by WAR FRONT and is running for the given0 stable.  WAKHARO has won in 5 times in 8 starts for a 63% win rate and will be ridden by jockey O Ridenour.

12 Month Top Speed: 99 (1)

Post 13 – MORE THAN WARS – 9/1

MORE THAN WARS is sired by WAR FRONT and is running for the nightracin stable.  MORE THAN WARS has won in 2 times in 6 starts for a 33% win rate and will be ridden by jockey F Leghorn.

12 Month Top Speed: 94 (8)

Post 14 – SECRET HIDEAWAYS – 13/1

SECRET HIDEAWAYS is sired by FORESTRY and is running for the indy1 stable.  SECRET HIDEAWAYS has won in 2 times in 7 starts for a 29% win rate and will be ridden by jockey B Larsen.

12 Month Top Speed: 92 (11)

BeerKeg’s Predictions

Holeshot: OLDMOON’S MINE and CYAXARES are the two I would project to break hard out of the gates and challenge for the early lead. I’m going to give CYAXARES the edge here as I believe OLDMOON’S MINE might be held back a bit to test his ability to sit just off the pace as he did at the ‘Club Stakes’ last time out.

The Middle: This race is packed with talent looking to sit just off of the lead and make their push coming into the final stretch, with 11 of the 14 horses expected to sit in this pack. NEO SONG CHACHIN and UNJUSTIFY are the favourites to challenge from the first group of stalkers while the odds-makers favourite WAKHARO may sit at the back of the mid-pack before making his push.

The Closer: DUBAI DORTMUND projects to be the sole closer in the field, unless WAKHARO is held back from the busy mid-pack.
DUBAI DORTMUND
will be hoping that the congestion in the middle slows up the pack allowing him to overtake the pack down the stretch as he battles to take the lead.

Favourite: WAKHARO (5-1)
Wildcard: DUBAI DORTMUND (13-1) + OLDMOON’S MINE (13-1)

2 thoughts on “The ‘Family of Dragons’ – Illinois – Grade III

  • January 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm
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    Thanks for the great preview. I think you pretty much nailed Oldmoon’s Mine. Got my fingers crossed for him.

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