Charlie Cooper’s Black-Eyed Susan Picks


Here are Charlie Cooper’s picks for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes card at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is the annual three-year-old filly race that is held on the eve of the Preakness Stakes:

No.; Horse; Jockey; Comment; Odds

Race 8: 6 Furlongs; MISS PREAKNESS STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies; 3 YO

8-I’m Mom’s Favorite; Russell; Duplicate of last wins this; 8-5

5-Blueeyesintherein; jockey not listed; Should rate for victory; 3-1

2-Tread; Rosario; Beaten a nose in three races; 9-2

9-Lighthouse Bay; Carmouche; Needed last, dangerous today; 8-1

1-Cheetah Pants; Napravnik; 12-1

10-Jewel of a Cat; DeCarlo; 12-1

7-Flattering Bea; Whitacre; 20-1

6-Sense of Reality, jockey not listed; 30-1

3-Mellonbrook; jockey not listed; 30-1

4-Big Sky Country; Arroyo; 30-1

11-Livin Peace; Albarado; 10-1

Race 9: 5 Furlongs; JIM McKAY TURF SPRINT; Purse $100,000; 3 YO and Up

7-Ben’s Cat; Pimentel; The one to beat; 9-5

2-Bridgetown; Velazquez; Runs well fresh; 8-5

3-Night Officer; Lezcano; Could run them down late; 5-1

8-Super Chunky; Russell; Capable of upset; 15-1

1-Spring to the Sky; Castellano; 10-1

4-Zabarajad; Karamanos; 10-1

6-Kens Cape; Rodriguez; 12-1

5-Sneaking Uponyou; Centeno; 20-1

Race 10: 1 1/8 Mi; BLACK-EYED SUSAN STAKES; Purse $500,000; Fillies; 3 YO

3-Fiftyshadesofhay; Rosario; Adds blinkers after sharp try; 2-1

7-Emollient; Smith; Completes the exacta; 9-5

6-Maracuya; Velazquez; Undefeated thus far; 8-1

5-Walkwithapurpose; Lezcano; Has never finished off the board; 5-1

1-Manuka Honey; Prado; 10-1

9-Marathon Lady; Albarado; 12-1

8-Toasting; Castellano; 20-1

4-Petit Trianon; Carrasco; 20-1

2-Lady Banks; Pimentel; 30-1

Race 11: 5 furlongs; VERY ONE STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

3-Sensible Lady; Serpa; Wins with clean trip; 6-1

13-Sweet Cassiopeia; Lezcano; Scratched for this stakes; 5-2

7-Sounds of the City; jockey not listed; Had trouble while closing fast; 6-1

14-There Is No Limit; Napravnik; Can win on any surface; 8-1

4-Nechez Dawn; Stevens; 10-1

10-Spun Cap; Rosario; 5-1

9-Colony Club; Boyce; 20-1

8-Mosaicist; Trujillo; 15-1

12-Queen Chatanika; Perez; 20-1

6-Hidden Ball Trick; Castellano; 15-1

11-Too Clever by Half; Russell; 15-1

5-Nastar Medalist; Monterrey; 30-1

1-Donna Getyourgun; Garcia; 20-1

2-Quality Lass; Cruz; 20-1

Race 12: 1 3/16 mi.; PIMLICO SPECIAL STAKES; Purse $300,000; 3 YO and Up

7-Last Gunfighter; Castellano; Goes for sixth win in a row; 7-5

4-Eighttofasttocatch; Boyce; In top form; 9-5

5-Richard’s Kid; Napravnik; Much better than last, blinkers off; 7-2

3-Brimstone Island; Perez; Steady money maker; 12-1

2-Indian Dance; Garcia; 15-1

6-Concealed Identity; Serpa; 15-1

1-Avenida Paseo; McManigell; 30-1

Race 13: 1 1/16 Mi. Turf; HILLTOP STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies; 3 YO

5-Premier Steps; Castellano; Back on turf; 5-1

1-Kitten’s Point; Prado; Will be rolling late; 5-2

11-Miss Lucky Sevens; Napravnik; Had prep, dangerous today, 10-1

10- Summer of Fun; Lopez; Could sit the perfect trip; 4-1

4-Birdlover; Krigger; 5-1

6-Emotional Kitten; Rosario; 8-1

2-Zenzara; Elliott; 12-1

9-Le Fascinator; Velazquez; 15-1

7-Listen Boy; Lezcano; 20-1

3-Hold Our Destiny; Cruise; 20-1

8-The Tea Cups; 30-1