Late Pick 5 sequence:
Race 6 SELECTION: 9
Selecting the potential winner in a maiden special weight of ten 2-year-olds going a route on the grass, many for the first time, is not an easy task. In order to keep the ticket manageable let’s single #9 Hardy Choice. This Hard Spun colt is dropping in class for trainer Brian Lynch and gets Leparoux in the saddle. Last time out showed good speed early before fading; has had good works since, including one on the turf.
Race 7 SELECTIONS: 1 – 6
Pace is usually not a dominating factor in a sprint race but that could be the case in this race. #1 Golden Isle is the speed of the speed and is running first time out for owner trainer Daniel Hurtak. #6 Adios Babe has shown the ability to press a moderate pace and have enough to finish strong.
Race 8 SELECTIONS: 11 – 9
#11 Delight returns after a lackluster finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last month, where she faced a very fast pace and was unable to sustain. Today’s pace and caliber of runners should allow her to be very much a factor. #9 Junipermarshmallow runs for trainer Todd Pletcher and St. Elias Stable, over the years that combination has fostered many good youngsters, this homebred is out of Quality Road.
Race 9 SELECTIONS: 9 – 6 – 8
#9 Race Craft is a closer that should get a good pace setup in this race, top jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. will be in the irons. #6 Wicked Finn is a scrappy son of Wicked Strong that is always well positioned, runs for a small barn and will get the services of apprentice jockey Jamie Torres. #8 Uncle Armando returns to the Tapeta and should get a good trip, will be running second off the layoff for trainer Saffie Joseph Jr.
Race 10 SELECTIONS: 4 – 9 – 8
#4 Dazzling Truths is a versatile runner that moves back to the grass and will run second off the layoff. #9 Performing Arts will be making his first start for strong connections, coming off a three-month rest. #8 Cadet Corps has run primarily on the Tapeta but has the late close running style that could translate well on the turf.
Let’s make it happen!!!
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