The one-two finishers in the American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs are set for a rematch in the $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes for 3-year-olds on the grass at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course the evening of May 31.
The Penn Mile, first run last year, is one of five stakes on a 10-race program that begins at 6:05 p.m. EDT. The others are the $200,000 Mountainview Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles; the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes at five furlongs on the turf; the $100,000 Penn Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on the turf; and the $50,000 Penn Dash for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs.
The Penn Mile, slotted as the fourth race, completes an all-stakes pick four wager. Post time for the Penn Mile is planned for 7:31 p.m. EDT.
Glen Hill Farm's Global View, trained by Tom Proctor, rallied from eighth place early to defeat front-running Storming Inti, owned by Santa Rosa Racing Stables and trained by Chad Brown, to win the 1 1/16-mile American Turf May 3 by a neck. Global View, a Kentucky-bred by Irish stallion Galileo, won the one-mile Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) at one mile at Hollywood Park last fall and has three wins and a second in four turf starts.
Gary Stevens, who has ridden Global View in his two stakes wins, has a return call in the Penn Mile. Global View will carry co-high weight of 122 pounds and break from post 1 in an eight-horse field.
Storming Inti, who has three wins, a second, and two thirds in six grass starts, will break from post 5 under Alan Garcia at 122 pounds. The Pennsylvania-bred colt by Stormy Atlantic won the Kitten's Joy Stakes on the grass in Florida this past winter and also finished a close third behind Gala Award and Mr Speaker —they both won turf stakes Memorial Day weekend—in the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby's Kitten , who also gets in at 122 pounds, finished a well-beaten 12th in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on Polytrack in his previous start. He returns to his favorite surface in the Penn Mile off a series of solid works at the Oklahoma training track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Brown also trains Bobby's Kitten, a Kentucky homebred by Kitten's Joy who should ensure an honest pace in Saturday's race. Regular rider Javier Castellano is named aboard Bobby's Kitten from post 4.