Global View, Storming Inti Top Penn Mile
Photo: Rick Samuels
Global View during the American Turf.
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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 weekendin 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.

$500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (race 4, approximate post time 7:31 p.m. EDT) 3YO, 1 Mile, Turf
P.P., Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Global View (KY), G L Stevens, 122, T F Proctor
2. Sing the Dream (NY), W P Otero, 116, C Crane
3. Laddie Boy (KY), C Landeros, 116, C Peery
4. Bobby's Kitten (KY), J Castellano, 122, C C Brown
5. Storming Inti (PA), A Garcia, 122, C C Brown
6. Mr Brioni (PA), K Carmouche, 116, R Allen
7. Coastline (KY), S Elliott, 116, M E Casse
8. Divine Oath (KY), C P DeCarlo, 116, T A Pletcher
 

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