Only two changes this week.
Classic: Game On Dude – A solid workout this weekend for Game On Dude is good news for all of us that will be backing him in two and half weeks.
Ladies Classic: Questing – I’ve flipped flopped more than a politician in this race, but I’m back on Questing this week. I’m just not real keen on Royal Delta’s inconsistent pattern this year.
Mile: Wise Dan – Best turf miler in the world, and possibly the horse of the year. Will they choose this race or the Classic?
Turf: Optimizer – Worked a bullet last week, but had an average workout this week. Still sticking by my longshot selection.
Juvenile: Power Broker – Home track advantage, and possibly the best horse in the group going two turns.
Dirt Mile: Shackleford – The “Shack Man” is still my pick this week, but I’m not sold on him.
Turf Sprint: Bridgetown – Sticking by this guys side for now.
Sprint: Coil – Baffert is loaded for this race, but Coil is the best of the bunch. Since returning in 2012 he’s been a brilliant sprinter.
Filly and Mare Sprint: It’s Tricky – Really hoping she enters in this spot. There is no doubt she can win going two turns, but this is her best distance.
Juvenile Turf: Noble Tune – Chad Brown has a shot to sweep the two-year old turf races, and like Baffert in the sprint he’ll have multiple entires in this race.
Filly and Mare Turf: Siyouma – If she comes, I’ll back her. Impressive performance at Woodbine over the weekend.
Juvenile Filly: Executiveprivilege – The competition is going to be really stiff, but I just can’t pick against Executiveprivilege
Juvenile Filly Turf: Watsdachances – Chad Brown is loaded with 2-year-old turfers…can’t go against him.
Marathon: Eldaafer – This race is in need of some serious help.
Juvenile Sprint: Beholder – I’m worried she might enter the Juvenile Filly, but if she ends up here, good luck to the rest of the field.