Focus Group should get first Grade I score in United Nations

The Grade I, $300,000 United Nations Stakes will bring some top turf runners together at Monmouth Park this Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile heat drew a field of eight. Post time for the United Nations, Race 11 of a scheduled 13, is approximately 5:28 p.m. ET. #4 FOCUS GROUP (2-1, morning-line favorite) was empty late in…

Zulu Alpha heads competitive Man o’ War field

The first Grade I of the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park, the Man o’ War, is set for this Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile turf event pits a field of nine in pursuit of a $700,000 purse. Post time for the Man o’ War, Race 10 on a stakes-laden 11-race program, is 6:24 p.m. ET. Betting…

Zulu Alpha looms large in Elkhorn

Saturday’s feature race at Keeneland is the Grade II, $250,000 Elkhorn Stakes. The 1 1/2-mile event takes place on the lawn and attracted 10 runners. Post time for the Elkhorn, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 5:30 p.m. Eastern. #10 ZULU ALPHA (8-5, morning-line favorite) goes for his third straight stakes victory in…

Fountain of Youth undercard selections, 3/2/19

In addition to the Grade II, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes for Kentucky Derby hopefuls, Gulfstream Park features eight graded stakes on a 14-race Saturday program. We’ll preview a pair of those races here. Gulfstream Race 7 (Post time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern) The Grade III, $150,000 The Very One Stakes 1 3/16th-miles on turf Several of…

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…