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Blacktype Keeps Rolling With G2 Commonwealth Turf Cup Triumph

Sets Course Record in $200,000 Stakes for Third Straight Victory
LAUREL, MD – Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype ran his win streak to three races with a record-setting performance, settling early and finding room along the inside down the stretch to capture the $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2) Saturday at Laurel Park.

$200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2) Quotes

Trainer Chad Brown (from Belmont Park): “It was a nice win. I’m really proud of Manny and the way he rode this horse. We’ve been really high on this horse and it’s nice to this this win following up his summer campaign. He got a great trip and a patient ride.”
Assistant trainer Dermot Magner (Deeply Undervalued): “He broke a little slowly but got nice position and made a nice run home. Manny (Franco) kept it simple. 

My Impression Finds Her Footing in G3 Commonwealth Oaks Win

LAUREL, MD – Stuart Janney III’s My Impression found her footing over a firm turf course at Laurel Park Saturday, surging to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

$200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2) Quotes

Trainer Christophe Clement (Blacktype): “I thought that there were three or four horses in the race with some speed so I wanted to be able to settle behind it. He was maybe a touch further back than what I was expecting but he was very comfortable and he got a great ride from Trevor McCarthy. He was able to save ground and finished very well on the inside.”

$150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3) Quotes

Stuart Janney III (owner, My Impression): “I thought she was very impressive. Obviously, he [Jose Ortiz] rode her beautifully, as he always does. He found that hole and she just had tremendous kick coming home. I couldn’t have been more pleased with what I saw.

Totally Drenched Takes Laurel Friday Feature; Multiple Carryovers for Saturday’s Commonwealth Day Program

Hot and Heavy Posts Front-Running Maiden Triumph
Carrasco Rides First Local Winner Since Return from Injury
Multiple Carryovers for Saturday’s Commonwealth Day Program

American Patriot Set for Show of Strength in G2 Commonwealth Derby; Commonwealth One of Three Graded Races, Eight Stakes Worth $850,000

Commonwealth One of Three Graded Races, Eight Stakes Worth $850,000
First Race Post 1:10 P.M.
LAUREL, MD – Beaten by less than a length in a Grade 1 stakes in his most recent start, WinStar Farm’s American Patriot will be viewed as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2) at Laurel Park.

Two Notch Road Aims for Knockout in $60,000 Punch Line

Away We Go Tops Field of 11 in $60,000 Oakley
Eleven Juveniles Share Spotlight in $60,000 Jamestown
LAUREL, MD – Three weeks after coming within a half-length of his first graded stakes victory, 9-year-old gelding Two Notch Road has his sights set on a third straight win in the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

Super Allison Trying New Ground in G2 Commonwealth Oaks; Stakes Winner Making Grass, Graded Debut in $150,000 Turf Test

Stakes Winner Making Grass, Graded Debut in $150,000 Turf Test
LAUREL, MD – Already this year Matt Shera’s Super Allison owns a stakes win and pair of victories against her elders from seven starts. She’ll face her toughest test yet Saturday at Laurel Park, making her grass and graded stakes debut in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

Force the Pass Seeks Return to Form in G2 Commonwealth Turf Cup

Grade 1 Winner Chasing First 2016 Victory in $200,000 Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ homebred Force the Pass had a 3-year-old season to remember in 2015, winning four of eight starts including the Belmont Derby Invitational (G1) and never finishing worse than third while banking more than $1.1 million in purse earnings.