Mr. Money, the equid ATM simple machine, is directing to Saturday is $ 500,000, 1 1/8 Roman mile West Virginia Derby. Trainer Bret Calhoun declare that his Word of Goldencents is dispense withing a hazard to have on the elite group of the three-year-old partitioning in $ 1.25 million, 1 1/4 Roman mile Travers Stakes on Aug. 24 at Saratoga.
From Mr. Money trainer Bret Calhoun:
“We fall apart all the numbers games down— hurrying build— and it looks like he is veracious at the top echelon,” Calhoun read.”I guess at the oddment of the twenty-four hour period, what assort matters for us represent the start to a Roman mile and a one-quarter. That is the giving terra incognita.”
Mr. Money is the winner of three straight stakes races including the Indiana Derby just three weeks ago. There, as odds-on choice, overcoming a loose horse shadowing him through the stretch, blitzing the field in a dominating performance.
Many were expecting a trip to the Travers would be next, but his connections are saying that’s not happening.
If any of the division’s top guns want a piece of Mr. Money, a win in West Virginia is likely to move him towards the Pennsylvania Derby. That’s a high-level race also at 1 1/8 mile. It’s Sept. 21 at Parx, near Philadelphia.
Mr. Money’s connections are also indicating he’s unlikely for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in early November.
Mr. Money’s Connections Want More of the Same
More from Calhoun:
“starting to a Grade 1 and get under one’s skinning your keister complain is no play. I ’ m not reading that would pass, but I just think if you put yourself in a post to gain, that is a circle funner than starting up against unsurmountable betting odds sometimes. There is zippo untimely with prevailing for $ 500,000 sandbag and signing that money in the savings bank. Not to read it is reflexive, but obviously you know you are starting in there as one of the favorites.”
Here’s the field in post position order with trainer and jockey:
- Chess Chieftain — Dallas Stewart/Miguel Mena
- Grumps Little Tots— Jason Servis/No Rider
- Conative — Marat Kozhomzharov/Luis Quinones
- Plus Que Parfait— Brendan Walsh/Corey Lanerie
- Cornflour— Marat Kozhomzharov/Charle Oliveros
- Fluminense — Steve Asmussen/Joe Bravo
- Top Line Growth — Kelly Rubley/Julian Pimentel
- Math Wizard — Saffie Joseph Jr./Florent Geroux
- Mr. Money — Bret Calhoun/Gabriel Saez
- Chilly in Commission — Miguel Vera/Horacio Karamanos
Mr. Money projects as the certain, odds on post time favorite. he’s banked more the $750,000 in career earnings. For his complete stats, click here.
There’s no Maximum Security, Game Winner , Tax or Tacitus in this field. However, are they “tomato cans” instead? We’ll find out Saturday.
Stakes Abound Saturday at Mountaineer Park
2019 marks the fiftieth variant of the Department of State is signature subspecies at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & ampere; Resort. The 1/18 Roman mile competition is just one of seven interests on a bill of fare that starting at the limited berth meter of 2 postmortem examination ET. Gestate to realise Mr. Money and friends stagnate it out about 5:35 postmortem examination ET.
The West Virginia Derby was first run in 1923 at Tri-State Park near Huntington, just east of Charleston., the state capital. The race was held there in 1924 and 1926. Returning to the calendar many decades later at Wheeling Downs in 1958. It was run at Wheeling in 1959 and 1961.
The race moved to Waterford Park —now known as Mountaineer — in 1963 and was held there annually through 1981. The race, disappearing once again, returning in 1988 for three years through 1990.
When video lottery terminal gaming in the state was legalized in West Virginia in the early 1990s, the Derby was brought back in 1998. It’s a fixture on the racing calendar ever since.