Past the Wire Saturday Stakes Preview

November 21, 2020

Nine sizzling stakes, six graded, are featured across North America.

How to Watch

America’s Day at the Races Churchill Downs and Aqueduct on the Fox Sports family of networks:

Saturday: FS2 (12-5:30 p.m.) | MSG+ (12-6:30 p.m.) 

All other tracks available on TVG Trackside Live and NBC Sports Network affiliates. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Check local listings. All times Eastern. 

Saturday, November 21


10-race card, 11:50 a.m. ET first post. Entries 

$100k RED SMITH S (G3T), 3&up, 11f Turf, Race 9, post time 3:45 p.m. 

1. Real Factor (James Lawrence, Jorge Vargas, Jr., 50/1)

2.  Changi (Jeanne Marie Dolan, Ferrin Peterson, 50/1)

3. Postulation (Michael Matz, John Velazquez, 15/1)

4. Sadler’s Joy  (Tom Albertrani, Joel Rosario, 8/5)

5. North Dakota (Shug McGhaughey, Jose Lezcano, 10/1)

6. Tintoretto (GER) (Tom Albertrani, Junior Alvarado, 50/1)

7. Fame to Famous (John P. Mc Allen, Sebastian Saez, 50/1)

8. Ziyad (GB) (Graham Motion, Manny Franco, 9/2)

9. Aquaphobia (Mike Maker, Irad Ortiz Jr, 6/1)

10. Red Knight (Bill Mott, Jose Ortiz, 5/2)

11. Doctor Mounty (Shug McGhaughey, Dylan Davis, 15/1)

Sadler’s Joy wins 2019 Red Smith


10-race card, 1:00 p.m. ET first post. Entries

$100k CHILUKKI S (G3), 3&up f/m, 8f Dirt, Race 9, post time of 5:06 p.m.

1. New Roo (Brian Hernandez Jr., Tommy Drury, 20/1)

2. Finite (Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen, 8/5)

3. Grand Cru Classe (Tyler Gaffalione, Bill Mott, 5/2)

4. Whoa Nellie (Joe Rocco Jr., Larry Jones, 4/1)

5. Gold Standard (Florent Geroux, Brad Cox, 15/1)

6. Risky Mandate (Miguel Mena, Tom Amoss, 5/1)

7. Crazy Sexy Munny (Crystal Conning, Bill Morey, 50/1)

8. Unique Factor (Corey Lanerie, Peter Miller, 10/1)

9. Sanenus (Rafael Bejarano, Michael McCarthy, 20/1) 

The Chilukki is named after the three-time Churchill Downs stakes-winning filly. Trained by Bob Baffert, Chilukki set two track records beneath the Twin Spires – her 1999 4 ¼ furlong debut performance in :51 and a scorching one-mile clocking in 1:33.57, breaking the 31-year track record in this event in 2000.


9-race card, 12:30 p.m. PT first post. Entries

● $100k NATIVE DIVER S (G3), 3&up, 9f Dirt, Race 2, post time 1:00 p.m. 

1. Combatant (Umberto Rispoli, John Sadler, 8/1)

2. Stellar Sound (Flavien Prat, Mike McCarthy, 6/1)

3. Royal Ship (BRZ) (Mike Smith, Richard Mandella, 4/1)

4. Midcourt (Victor Espinoza, John Shirreffs, 4/5)

5. Extra Hope (Juan Hernandez, Richard Mandella, 3/1)

Midcourt just missed by a nose to Maximum Security in the San Diego Handicap in July.


9-race card, 12:35 p.m. ET first post. Entries

● $60k JUVENILE FILLIES TURF, 2yo f S, 8f Turf, Race 5, post time 2:33 p.m. ET 

1. Hero Up (Laura Cazares, Leonel Reyes 30/1)

2. Sassy But Smart (Kendall Condie, Luca Panici, 20/1)

3. Venezuelan Hug (Danny Gargan, Angel S. Arroyo, 5/1)

4. Sir Seamus (Carlos David, Emisael Jaramillo, 15/1)

5. Second Mate (Mike Maker, Miguel Angel Vasquez, 12/1)

6. Scraps (Juan Alvarado, Hector Isaac Berrios, 20/1)

7. Galleon Mast (David Fawkes, Paco Lopez, 3/1)

8. Monforte (Ruben Gracida, Edgar Prado, 3/2)

9. Muggsamatic (Mike Maker, Edgard Zayas)

10. Max K. O. (Edward Plesa, Jr., Cristian A. Torres, 10/1)

$60k MILLIONS TURF PREVIEW , 3&up S, 8.5f Turf, Race 7, post time 3:38 p.m. 

1. Viva La Reina (Carlos David, Samy Camacho, 9/2)

2. Quinoa Tifah (Juan Alvarado, Emisael Jaramillo, 3/1)

3. Double Blessed (Michael Dini, Angel S. Arroyo,15/1)

4. Sweet Souper Sweet (Michael Trombetta, Paco Lopez, 2/1)

5. Special Inclusion (Gilberto Zerpa, Cristian A. Torres, 20/1)

6. Yafa (Michelle Nihei, Victor Lebron, 5/1)

7. Emirates Affair (Michael Dini, Joe Bravo, 20/1)

8. Beach Chick (Lester Barbazon III, Marcos Meneses, 30/1)

9. Inthewinnerscircle (Edgard Zayas, Mark Casse, 12/1)

10. Tantalizing Gal (Kathleen O’Connell, Luca Panici, 10/1)


11-race card, first post 1:25 p.m. ET. Entries

$150k ONTARIO DAMSEL S, 3yo f R, 8.5f Turf, Race 3, post time 2:25 p.m. 

1. Curlin’s Voyage (Josie Carroll, Patrick Husbands, 7/5)

2. Merveilleux (Kevin Attard, Rafael M Hernandez, 8/5)

3. Afleet Katherine (Kevin Attard, Justin Stein, 7/2)

4. Ann of Cleves (Ricky Griffith, Keveh Nicholls, 20/1)

5. Avie’s Samurai (Josie Carroll, Daisuke Fukumoto, 8/1)

6. Justleaveitalone (Nicholas Gonzalez, David Moran, 15/1)

$125k ONTARIO DERBY (G3), 3yo, 9f AW, Race 8, post time 4:58 p.m.

1. Field Pass (Mike Maker, Kazushi Kimura, 2/1)

2. Belichick (Josie Carroll, Luis Contreras, 5/2)

3. Mnemba Island (Julia Carey, Emma-Jayne Wilson, 10/1)

4. Lucky Curlin (Mark Casse, Patrick Husbands, 6/1)

5. Deviant (Mark Casse, Jerome Lermyte, 20/1)

6. Mighty Heart (Josie Carroll, Rafael M Hernandez, 7/2)

7. Dune of Pilat (FR) (Brendan Walsh, David Moran, 20/1)

8. Malibu Mambo (Kevin Attard, Justin Stein, 8/1)

$175k KENNEDY ROAD S (G2), 3&up, 6f AW, Race 9, post time 5:28 p.m.

1. Souper Stonehenge (Mark Casse, Emma-Jayne Wilson, 12/1)

2. Ride a Comet (Mark Casse, Patrick Husbands, 5/2)

3. Eskiminzin (Carlos Grant, Darryll Holland, 20/1)

4. Silent Poet (Nicholas Gonzalez, Justin Stein, 2/1) 

5. Dixie’s Gamble (Josie Carroll, Luis Contreras, 15/1)

6. Roaring Forties (Daniel Vella, Kazushi Kimura, 20/1)

7. Pink Lloyd (Robert Tiller, Rafael M Hernandez, 7/5)

Ride a Comet wins the 2020 Del Mar Derby in September

$175k BESSARABIAN S (G2), 3&up f/m, 7f AW, Race 10, post time 5:58 p.m. 

1. Souper Escape (Michael Trombetta, Emma-Jayne Wilson, 3/1)

2. Boardroom (Josie Carroll, Luis Contreras, 10/1) 

3. Painting (Josie Carroll, Patrick Husbands, 2/1)

4. Artie’s Princess (Wesley Ward, Kazushi Kimura, 8/1)

5. Amalfi Coast (Kevin Attard, Justin Stein, 7/2)

6. Jakarta (Mike Maker, Daisuke Fukumoto, 6/1)

7. Our Secret Agent (Mark Casse, Rafael M Hernandez, 20/1)

8. Outburst (GB) (Eddie Kenneally, David Moran, 20/1)

All times, schedules and odds subject to change. Information and stats courtesy Equibase. 

Compiled by MbKalinich, Editor, Past The Wire

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