Picks made for FAST track and ON turf.
1: Last Penalty: First-time starter on rail for leading owner doesn’t have much to beat in here.
2: Honest Angus: Another firster by fan favorite The Player; working well at Delta for this.
5: My Sweet Summer: Bet down at Saratoga for first start; makes comeback here; live today.
3: Conflicting Tales: Trainer Calhoun going for leading trainer; this one makes sense in here.
1: Cohere: Has run well sprinting at the level to offer some high value at the morning line price.
4: Bootsie’s Galaxy: Clearly the one to beat after winning last two easily for trainer Broberg.
5: Flying Carolina: First-timer from a barn who can win with these at big prices; don’t overlook.
6: State School Smart: Working steadily for first start for HOF trainer Asmussen; fits in here.
IF OFF TURF: 5-6
5: Cat Five: Seems to be rounding into some kind of form that could take this lower level race.
7: Midnight Hunter: Did get up for second in last going a bit shorter so this distance might fit.
5: First Defender: Have been impressed with this one from Day 1; Cox has three in here.
3: Bishops Bay: Another Cox who is the one to beat; highly impressive first-start win.
5: Promise Me a Ride: Another promising horse from the Cox barn making first start today.
1: Tapthedrum: Yet another Cox charge; looks to be the preferred barn pick with Geroux up.
IF OFF TURF: 1-5
7: Ann’s Storm: Throw out last effort and the form looks good especially on the drop in class.
5: Crider Chase: Another whose last can be tossed if willing to look beyond most recent effort.
Around the Track
A jockey debut of note in Race 6 today where TC Stevens gets his first mount of his career. It is notable because Stevens hails from a family of jockeys the most notable being his father Gary who is a Hall of Famer and winner of multiple Grade 1 races over his career. Stevens has been working for trainer Brad Cox as an exercise rider for the past nine years so he is getting a bit of a late start in chasing his dream of becoming a jockey so we wish him the best of luck today and beyond.
Our Best Bet will be in Race 8 — No. 7 Ann’s Storm who seems to fit here and trainer Landry has won with a few in past weeks.
Good luck and may they all come home safely.