Race 1: 2-6-7
#2 Hunter Jumper was involved in very fast pace last time, 1/2 mile went in 44.77 sec. Can’t battle so fast early with #6, who he faced last time also. Not sure about the jock switch, but trainer Robertson is excellent 2nd time out. Perhaps the stretch out to 6f will help this son of Graydar.
Race 2: 4-3-2
#4 Minnesota Miracle is in fine form with good early speed to take them a long way. 1st off the claim for Robertson, a very good angle. Battled with Thealligatorhunter last time, who came back and won the Minnesota Derby.
Race 3: 3-7-6
First off the claim for trainer Silva, who is 22% at the meet, #3 Oramental Iron can either take the lead or stalk from here. Needs to rate kindly off of #1 probably, hope jock is patient and doesn’t press the “go” button too soon!
Race 4: 5-7-1
Wide-open race, many to choose from. #5 Sailing Along is first time turf for trainer Bravo. Dam won 86k on the turf, and her babies have accumulated 223k in turf routes. Male side of the family more dirt success, but like the early speed this one has and taking a shot this 3yo filly will take to the green.
Race 5: 6-8-5
#6 Stitzy is razor-sharp and can up close, stalk, or close from behind, very versitile. Comes back quickly, 8 days since his last…but he’s done this before with success, not concerned.
Race 6: 1-8-3
#1 Oxwood has dirt races on the go-back that would easily win here, drops from 16k to 5k. Very quick turnaround for solid trainer (8 days) tells me horse is ready, drop and pop for Quinonez.
Race 7 – 10 are Quarter Horse races and therefore not covered in this blog. Good luck!