Why I’m betting Forty Under in the 2019 Penn Mile

Forty Under training at Churchill Downs - © Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM Saturday’s $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (G2) at Penn National is stacked with accomplished 3-year-old turf runners, but despite the competitive look of the race, I’m expecting #5 Forty Under to deliver a winning performance. After he finished ninth in his debut sprinting on dirt at Saratoga last summer, Forty Under switched to turf, stretched out to 1 1/16 miles and promptly sprung a 20-1 upset in another [...]

Keying Hawkish in the Penn Mile Stakes

Maraud winning the American Turf Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (gr. II) at Penn National has only been run five times, but with a list of winners that includes the Breeders’ Cup champions Bobby’s Kitten and Catch a Glimpse, the one-mile turf race has already stamped itself as a quality event worthy of its Grade 2 status. In my opinion, the 2018 renewal is shaping up to be a [...]