Tipsheet: 2024 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

May 14th, 2024

An octet of sophomore fillies will travel 1 1/8 miles on the Pimlico dirt in Friday’s $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2)

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Picks

  • #7 Corposo
  • #5 Gun Song
  • #3 Lemon Muffin
  • #6 Whocouldaskformo

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Wagers

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Contenders

#1 JEANNE MARIE: Stakes-winning daughter of Speightster has been first or second in each of her four lifetime tries and gets the rail for her local debut. This Butch Reid pupil was a stakes second in a prep for this affair, and she has some exotics appeal with Mychel Sanchez in the stirrups. 

#2 RINGY DINGY: Dialed In filly will make her seasonal debut in this offering for conditioner Danny Gargan. The stakes heroine flashed a lot of potential as a two-year-old, and she will be in the mix to grab a share if she runs to her juvenile form. Katie Davis has the call. 

#3 LEMON MUFFIN: Honeybee S. (G3) queen has been outrun in two straight while facing better and will relish the measure of class relief in the contest. The D. Wayne Lukas trainee will handle the distance with ease, and she gets a nice rider upgrade to Flavien Prat, as well. The daughter of Collected will stalk the pace in the early going. 

#4 CALL ANOTHER PLAY: Michael Trombetta trainee has romped home in three straight by a combined 14 lengths and will make her first run on the Pimlico strip. This peaking daughter of Audible has obviously never been better, and she will be a major contender with another step forward. Regular pilot Jaime Rodriguez will be in the irons. 

#5 GUN SONG: Talented miss from the Mark Hennig shedrow dueled for the lead before tiring to fourth in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) most recently and will receive a more favorable trip on Friday. The Gun Runner chestnut is a bit of a question mark at two turns, but she is training well and might find herself on the front end in this endeavor. John Velazquez retains the ride. 

#6 WHOCOULDASKFORMO: Suncoast S. second has failed to hit the board in two straight graded outings, but she is not impossible in the event from off of the early tempo. The dark bay daughter of Uncle Mo will make one run in the lane with Luis Saez taking the reins. 

#7 CORPOSO: Top pick was a clear third behind a superb winner in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2) last time out and I expect her to take a big step forward in her second graded attempt. The Peter Eurton trainee has solid tactical speed in a field lacking multiple pace players, and the move to nine furlongs should be right in the wheelhouse of the Vino Rosso filly. Tyler Gaffalione inherits the mount

#8 RECHARGE: Fantasy S. (G2) fifth will dispute the lead from the break and might be the one to catch turning for home if she clears early. This Steve Asmussen pupil suffered her first setback from four tries at Oaklawn Park last time out, but she has trained well in the interim and wouldn’t be a surprise in the well-matched cast. Joel Rosario picks up the mount.