Forza Di Oro Favored at Monmouth Park in Grade 3 Stakes Race Saturday

Chris Adams

Forza Di Oro was installed as the morning line favorite in the Philip H. Iselin stakes at Monmouth Park. Highly Motivated may have something to say about that.

Monmouth Park- Race 1

Post: 12:15 PM ET; $27.5k Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 8

  • #1 ANALYZETHISANDTHAT (6-1) gets the top selection going out for the Englehart barn and gets Worrie in the irons.
  • #5 BABY BOOMER (5-2) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #7 TRILOGY (3-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #8 GREAT BLAKE (7-2) has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 1 – 5 – 7 – 8

Monmouth Park- Race 2

Post: 12:42 PM ET; $30k Starter Allowance going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #2 MIDTOWN ROSE (5-2) is the top pick. She has races good enough to beat this group. .
  • #1 RAY AREWETHEREYET (4-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #4 WEDONTBELIEVEHER (7-2) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #3 D' TIGER LILY (6-1) isn't without hope. She seems to fit well enough here. This one should be part of the early pace in this spot.

Selections: 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

Monmouth Park- Race 3

Post: 1:09 PM ET; $34k Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #5 VIKRAM (5-2) looks best here. He comes into the race in really good form.
  • #2 YO NESSROUNDONKERN (3-1) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #1 RIDGEPOINTE (3-1) comes into the race in really good form. This one could get the right setup in this race.
  • #4 CAERUS (8-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 5 – 2 – 1 – 4

Monmouth Park- Race 4

Post: 1:35 PM ET; $55k Maiden Special Weight going 5 furlongs on turf; Entries: 8

  • #3 GUN OF GOLD (6-1) should improve off the first start and gets the top selection. She makes sense on speed figures.
  • #4 STONE IN LOVE (8-1) makes the 2nd career start and could be in with a shot in this race. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 EXCLUSIVE ROSE (6-1) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #8 NAVY GOAT (5-2) debuts here and has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.

Selections: 3 – 4 – 5 – 8

Monmouth Park- Race 5

Post: 2:03 PM ET; $30k Starter Allowance going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #5 CLOUT CHASER (5-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #1 RATTRAPANTE (2-1) goes out for the Hollendorfer barn and gets Rowland in the irons.
  • #2 JOE MIKE JIM (5-2) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #7 MAZAL EIGHTEEN (20-1) is a price horse and is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.

Selections: 5 – 1 – 2 – 7

Monmouth Park- Race 6

Post: 2:31 PM ET; $24k Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 9

  • #9 LULI'S DANCER (3-1) looks best here and may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #1 R GIRL FAITH (6-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #5 MAGIC SURPRISE (6-1) has to be respected going out for the combination of Camejo and Rendon.
  • #8 STILL DOING TIME (5-1)goes out for the Tessore barn and gets Hernandez in the irons.

Selections: 9 – 1 – 5 – 8

Monmouth Park- Race 7

Post: 2:58 PM ET; $22k Claiming going 1 mile 70 yards on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 LADY FOX (2-1) has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #7 TEN PIN ALLY (7-2) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #5 HOLMDEL PARK (3-1) has to be respected going out for the combination of Brown and Lopez.
  • #6 SHEKNOWSTHEDRILL (6-1) has races that fit with this group of runners.

Selections: 2 – 7 – 5 – 6

Monmouth Park- Race 8

Post: 3:26 PM ET; $57.5k Allowance going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 9

  • #5 THERE ARE NO WORDS (5-2) is the top pick. He should be part of the early pace in this spot and shouldn't have trouble with the distance.
  • #7 AGENT CREED (9-2) will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #8 CREDIT RIVER (5-1) will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.
  • #6 SHADIZAAR (10-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race based on the runners faced recently.

Selections: 5 – 7 – 8 – 6

Monmouth Park- Race 9

Post: 3:54 PM ET; $250k Philip H. Iselin S. going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 6

Forza Di Oro | Coglianese Photo
  • #1 FORZA DI ORO (8-5) looks best here. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Hollendorfer and Lopez.
  • #3 HIGHLY MOTIVATED (9-5) appears to be a major player in this race. He comes into the race in really good form. This is a talented horse.
  • #2 PROMISE KEEPER (5-2) may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #5 RIDIN WITH BIDEN (8-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 1 – 3 – 2 – 5

Monmouth Park- Race 10

Post: 4:22 PM ET; $27.5k Claiming going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 13

  • #2 TIL THE END (9-2) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #8 UNLEVERAGED (5-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 ON THE COUCH (5-2) has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 BIRD'S EYE VIEW (4-1) comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 2 – 8 – 1 – 4

Monmouth Park- Race 11

Post: 4:50 PM ET; $19k Maiden Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 SCHOOL OF THOUGHT (9-2) looks to be the class of the field and may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #1 DUSTED (7-2) is well bred for this spot.
  • #7 FREEDOM'S ALLURE (3-1) should improve off the first start and feels like a contender here.
  • #3 ANOTHER SAUCY SIX (3-1) has races good enough to beat this group and may benefit from a hot pace up front.

Selections: 4 – 1 – 7 – 3

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.