Another odd week of NO Maiden Specials all week until today and only 1….
Race 12 – 1Mile on Turf – 3yo – Nothing Super Exciting here but still a shot to make score.
1 (C) Saint in the City making second start for Mott would not rule out, but I will be looking for this one next out. OLD WORKNOTE – I have this one working well last summer with barn mates Gifted and Baie Longue who are both still looking to break their maidens.
2 Dark Vector for Weaver took a little money on debut and adds Blinkers today. Castellano and Paco swap mounts here? Barn is 3 for 25 with this move in the last 5 years. Would have to see something significant in workout reports to include this one.
3 Silent Mode
4 Nanga Parbat
5 (B) Gotta Like Him will make his second start after long break and changing barns. Last out broke sharp and was running thru the bit for first 1/4 mile then settled a bit but damage was already done. Still had a little in tank when asked mid turn but quickly emptied out in the stretch. Castellano has great hands and could get this one to rate a bit easier. Assume will be on the engine either way.
6 Hurrying Home for Mott may take a little money with barn being hot recently. Ill pass with Alvarado on the 1 that is enough signal for me.
7 More Than Tough I am seen enough of to toss until he finds softer company although cutting back to the mile will help a little.
8 (A) Carl Spackler will be a heavy and deserving favorite here. I have become a fan of Lope de Vega and this one is the most talented Maiden I can recall coming out of chad’s barn so far this meet and looked home in last finishing well before being nailed at wire.
9 Whiskey and Wine took money on debut when running into LOOMSBOLDLY… Barn is 15% with move, debut does not bother me as Long on Grass was the goal. Solid work tab only workmate info I have does not amount to much.
10 (B) Blame D Rule Maker woke up when getting on the turf for the first time. 3/4 wide entire race responded well gaining in stretch while lugging in a bit then got caught up in traffic at 16th and just jock just sit up. Galloped out well and Zayas goes here who riding well.
Top Pick – 8 Carl Spackler Suggested possible wagers – Exacta 8 / 5,10 If you wanted to get a bit more creative Trifecta 8 / 5, 10 / 1 , 5, 7 , 10 If any type of saver may have a ticket with the 10 on top. Moving the 1 into second would structure a safer play, but I prefer to have these type of wagers narrow for large increments when I find them. Goodluck….