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Ten 3-Year-Olds Entered In Saturday's Private Terms Stakes
LAUREL, MD. 03-07-12---Dynamic Strike goes for four wins in a row, including two stakes, in Saturday’s $150,000 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park.
The promising son of Smart Strike is trained by Dickie Small and has known no other rider than Forrest Boyce in his four lifetime starts. Last time out, in the one mile Miracle Wood Stakes on February 9, Dynamic Strike (5-2) was allowed to settle seven lengths off the pace before sweeping up to post a driving, one length victory. In his two previous victories, the colt won while racing close to the lead. He gets to go around two turns this time and gets an added furlong to launch his attack on Saturday.
“I was really pleased about the last win because he did it a little differently,” Boyce said. “He is tough. He makes you work for everything. He still has a lot of growing up to do but each time he seems to learn more and more. I don’t think we have gotten to the bottom of him, which is promising.”
Battier (4-1) has won three races in a row for trainer Pablo Andrade, all at Parx Racing. His tactical speed will play to his advantage on Saturday as he makes his first stakes attempt. Angel Castillo retains the mount.
Bill Mott trains Mr Palmer (5-1), a maiden winner at Aqueduct last time out. He posted an 86 Beyer speed figure in that test, the highest among the ten who are entered in the Private Terms. Junior Alvarado will accompany the Pulpit colt from New York.
Seventeenohsix (5-1) has won two-of-seven starts, including a score against allowance runners at Parx in his most recent outing. However, the Dance With Ravens colt has finished off the board in three stakes attempts. Kendrick Carmouche has the riding assignment for trainer John Servis.
Mike Trombetta will saddle Where’s Dominic (6-1), who finished a length behind Dynamic Strike in the Miracle Wood. Julian Pimentel will be aboard the Midnight Lute colt, who defeated the favorite in mid-October.
Seconds in both the Tri State Futurity and Maryland Juvenile Championship are the best black type performances by Hanky Doodle (10-1), a Gary Capuano trainee. Trevor McCarthy rode him for the first time on February 27 and helped the son of Cherokee’s Boy surge to victory over optional claimers. McCarthy retains the mount.
Lunar Rock (10-1) has finished in the money in 10-of-11 lifetime starts, including four third place finishes in stakes company. Sheldon Russell will be aboard on this son of Cherokee’s Boy, who is trained by Gary Capuano’s brother, Dale.
Completing the field are Yougotthatgoinforu (20-1), Arrive (20-1) and Tru Greek (20-1).
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.