Weekly jockey review, 3/13/19; Derby prep results, Santa Anita news and more

Most of thoroughbred racing’s preeminent winter meetings rolled on last week, with Santa Anita being a notable exception. Fortunately for fans and horsemen, “The Great Race Place” is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Mar. 22. Let’s go over the results from last week, paying close attention to racing from New York and Florida. Aqueduct Manny…

Aqueduct-loving Call Provision gets the nod in Red Smith

The Grade III, $200,000 Red Smith Stakes is the feature on Saturday at Aqueduct. There are 10 turf runners in the body of the field along with three AEs and three MTOs. Post time for the 1 3/8-mile Red Smith, the eighth of nine races on the day, is 3:47 p.m. EST. As always, feel…

Oscar Nominated seeks repeat score in Kentucky Turf Cup

The centerpiece of the five-day Kentucky Downs meet, the Grade III, $750,000 Kentucky Turf Cup, takes place this Saturday. A full field of 12 with an additional four also-eligibles has been entered for this 1 1/2-mile event. Post time for the Kentucky Turf Cup, the finale on a 10-race Saturday card, is 6:59 p.m. EST….

Hi Happy is a fearsome favorite in the Man o’ War

The Grade I, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes will be renewed this Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of 10 will test their mettle going 1 3/8-miles on the inner turf course. Post time for the Man o’ War, the finale on an 11-race card, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Plenty of points are on the…

Mike Maker quartet leads Kentucky Turf Cup

The Grade III, $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup headlines the Saturday action at Kentucky Downs. The 1 1/2-mile grass clash lured a full field of 12 and two also-eligibles. The Turf Cup goes as the last of 10 races; estimated post time is 6:42 p.m. EST. Plenty of top jockeys will make the trip this Saturday,…

Da Big Hoss holds big edge in Kentucky Turf Cup

The 1 1/2 mile Kentucky Turf Cup, a Grade III event worth $600,000, is the feature race at Kentucky Downs this Saturday. Nine turfers will line up for the ninth race on the program at approximately 6:39 p.m. EST. Several high-profile riders will be at Kentucky Downs on Saturday, so there will be plenty on…