Four changes this week…
Classic: Game On Dude – He remains my pick for a third straight week, but will this weeks action sway my opinion?
Ladies Classic:Questing – I’m still going to stick by her. The track at Parx was strange, and she did spot My Miss Aurelia some weight. What a race this is going to be!
Mile: Wise Dan – Dominating performance in the Woodbine Mile, next stop…Breeders Cup Turf Mile.
Turf: Optimizer – Hey, what can I say, I’ve got a weak spot for this horse! Obviously he’s found his niche, and is there any doubt he can run all day on the lawn? I think he’ll do what his daddy did, win this thing in wire to wire fashion.
Juvenile: Know More – Really impressed with his second place effort at Del Mar last time out. Felt like he was the best horse.
Dirt Mile:Rail Trip – Looking for a change here….will be watching this weekends races closely.
Turf Sprint: Bridgetown – Changed it up a bit this week. This is really wide open…
Sprint: Amazombie – I really want to pick a long shot here, but just can’t go against Amazombie.
Filly and Mare Sprint: Dust and Diamonds – Asmussen has handled this horse with extreme care, and it could pay off in a huge way.
Juvenile Turf: Brown Almighty – It looks like he’s heading for a rematch with Java’s War in the Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland. That race will tell us a lot. I felt like Brown Almighty got a very suspect ride in his last race.
Filly and Mare Turf: Zagora – Her performance at the Spa last time out was really strong.
Juvenile Filly: Executiveprivilege – She’s still my top choice, even though Dreaming of Julia looks awfully tough as well. This is a very deep division, but you have to love the consistency and class Executiveprivilege has shown.
Juvenile Filly Turf: Speedinthruthecity – Really like her last race as a felt like she got the worst of the trips in her third place effort last time out.
Marathon: Eldaafer – Redeemed has been retired, so Eldaafer is now the selection mainly because it’s a real question mark as to who will even be in this race.
Juvenile Sprint: Carried Interest – If they can get him 100% healthy, he could be a force. His maiden win was one of the more impressive ones I’ve seen this year.