Check out all the latest podcasts including Blinkers Off and The Magic Mike Show
Check out all the big upcoming stakes races
BALTIMORE, MD – Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This dug in deep when headed and proved to be a game winner of Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes (G2) at Pimlico.
Bet down to 4/5 favoritism, Factor This broke well from the far outside post 7 under Florent Geroux and crossed over to the rail heading into the clubhouse turn.
Given an uncontested lead, Factor This posted opening fractions of :24.28, :48.74, and 1:13.61 while Somelikeithotbrown and Irish Strait gave closest watch.
Somelikeithotbrown tipped out to make a two-wide bid near the top of the stretch and met Factor This’ gaze momentarily, but the pacesetter dug in gamely and fended him off.
Drawing away inside the final 1/16 of a mile, the Brad Cox trainee crossed 2 3/4 lengths clear while completing the 1 1/16-mile yielding turf route in 1:46.17.
Despite his failed bid for the lead, Somelikeithotbrown crossed with his runner-up placing intact, while Hembree took third over Doctor Mounty by a 1/2-length.
True Valour, O Dionysus, and Irish Strait completed the order of finish.
Factor This’ win was his fifth of the year and avenged a last-out second in the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes (G1), a defeat which ended his 4-race win streak at the time. The 5-year-old son of The Factor now sports a record of 32-12-4-4 with $1,242,780 earned.
Factor This returned $3.60 to win, $2.40 to place, and $2.10 to show. Somelikeithotbrown brought back $3 to place and $2.40 to show, while Hembree paid $2.60 to show.
The Magic Mike Show guys recap the graded stakes action… Read More
The Racing Dudes preview the final graded stakes of the… Read More
The Magic Mike Show guys preview and give their tickets… Read More
With Mike still on vacation, Aaron Halterman of the Racing… Read More
The Racing Dudes celebrate Thanksgiving by previewing the $750,000 Clark… Read More
Welcome to the 2021 Divisional Rankings! Each week, we rank… Read More
Welcome to Free Pick 4 Tuesday. Today, we have Pick… Read More
Aaron gives his second round of way too early 2022… Read More
Magic recaps the race results of Mo Donegal edging Zandon… Read More
Looking to cash in big?
Be the first to access our daily free and premium horse racing picks, articles, podcasts, and more!