The 34th run of the Privacy Clause at about 1 1/16 mile is the next step in the 3-year-old Laurel’s stake chain after the one-mile Miracle Wood Stake on February 18 and before the Federico Stake $125,000 Tesio takes place 1 1/8 mile April 15 ‘Win and Enter’ qualifying for Triple Crown nominees for Preakness Stakes (G1) May 20 at Racecourse Pimlico.
A total of five stakes worth $450,000 in wallets will be offered in Saturday’s 10 race program, including $100,000 Beyond the Wire Stakes for 3-year-olds en route to Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) 99th on May 19, and the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson memorial bet goes to older men. The following two races are a mile away from the slide.
Campaigned by Fred Wasserloos, Anthony Geruso and coach John Salzman Jr., Coffeewithchris will not face its main rival in Private Terms, trained Brittany Russell Prince Jericho , who’s sitting out here waiting for Tesio. Coffeewithchris defeated Prince of Jericho in the Miracle Wood and Heft Stakes on December 30 and placed second behind him in the January 21 Spectacular Bid Stakes auction.
The Miracle Wood is the longest race for Coffeewithchris, the favorite son of 2014 Preakness and Arkansas Derby (G1) runners-up Ride on Curlin .
“He was a bad horse at the age of 2, and we ended up (polishing) him, and that made all the difference in the world. The blinkers seemed to have helped and ( jockey) Jaime Rodriguez didn’t hurt him, either. It all just came together at the right time for him. He’s a good horse. I like him,” Salzman said.
Videotapes: Miracle Wood S. (BT)
While Russell is resting Prince of Jericho until Tesio is available, she will be represented in the Privacy Statement by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds’ round the sewer a Maryland hybrid nominated by the Triple Crown is entered to launch its shares.
Via West Bank out of the mare Cozzene Who is cozy , Circleing the Drain has two wins in four starts, both coming at a separate Terms gap. He graduated with a seven-stage lead in his second-ever first-time claim on December 9, and exited a two-way rally option claim victory on February 20.
Jevian Toledo received a call back from post 3.
The other horse nominated for the Triple Crown in the Privacy Statement is a cross from Dixiana Farm Hayes attack , coached by Preakness and Belmont Stakes (G1) award-winning coach Kenny McPeek. Hayes Strike got his first one-mile win last summer at Ellis . Park for his credit and, also at the age of 2, he was second to Two Phil in Street Sense Stakes (G3) and ranked third after Instant coffee in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2), horses are ranked 13th and 9th respectively on the current Kentucky Derby (G1) points standings.
Of the other $100,000 stake on the card, Thomas Coulter’s Class Nimitzback-to-back bet winner at Laurel in his last two starts, back in Harrison E. Johnson, where he will face 2022 Kelso Handicap (G2) winner Double crowns And Lady Lowery head to Laurel for a mile-long Beyond The Wire Stakes after a few quality efforts on synthetic surfaces at Race Park.
Laurel ParkSaturday, March 18, 2023, Race 9
- Approximately 1 1/16m
- 100,000 USD
- 3 years old
- 4:33 pm (local)
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