Review of Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, Grade II, at Presque Isle Downs on September 17

Race 6. Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, Grade II. For three-year-old fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs on all- weather track. Purse $400,000.

Entries:

PP Filly / Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Browse Flavien Prat Claude R. McGaughey III 6/1
2 Crazy Sweet Erin M. Walker Glenn S. Wismer 8/1
3 Tulsa Queen Huber Villa-Gomez Ryan D. Walsh 50/1
4 Ami’s Mesa Luis Contreras Josie Carroll 7/2
5 Jean Elizabeth Jose Valdivia, Jr Larry Rivelli 20/1
6 Miss Gossip Albin Jimenez Eduardo Caramori 12/1
7 Let It Ride Mom Jerome Lermyte Mark Casse 10/1
8 Code Warrior Jesse Campbell Michael De Paulo 6/1
9 Hotshot Anna Antonio Gallardo Hugh Robertson 3/1
10 Princess La Quinta Carlos Marquez, Jr. James Gulick 15/1
11 Noted And Quoted Joe Bravo Michael Stidham 30/1
12 Lady Alexandra Jose Ortiz Graham Motion 8/1
13 Broken Bridle Jevian Toledo Gary Capuano 30/1
14 Lady Oak Addiel Ayala Glenn Wismer 50/1

 

Ami’s Mesa returned to the races from a five-month break in April and finished sixth, but beaten only 1 1/2 lengths, in the Grade 1 Madison Stakes on Keeneland’s dirt track. She has not started since but has posted solid work over the Woodbine course. She won the 2017 Presque Isle Masters Stakes.

Code Warrior has won 3 of 6 outings this year, including the Grade III Hendrie Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Let It Ride Mom and the Seaway by two lengths.

Let It Ride Mom won the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes to start her season but has lost her next three outings. She was second in the Grade 3 Hendrie Stakes, second in the Matron, and finished fifth-place in the Seaway.

Lady Alexandra made a promising return from a nine-month layoff in April, winning the License Fee Stakes on the Belmont Park turf. She then ran second against males in the Grade I Highlander Stakes in June at Woodbine, beaten just a neck by Long On Value.

Hotshot Anna won the Satin N Lace last month at Presque Isle. It was the third straight victory for Hotshot Anna. She won the Grade III Chicago Handicap at Arlington.

Princess La Quinta won the Grade 3 Matron Stakes in May at Arlington Park.

Stakes winner Jean Elizabeth, never worse than second, comes in off back-to-back Optional Claiming wins at Arlington.

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