Cadeyrn (#4) is the horse they all have to catch once again, but I’m starting to wonder whether he really wants to go nine furlongs. The Pace Projector is predicting that he’ll be racing on a clear early lead today, but one would imagine that he’ll receive some token pressure from Delta Outlaw, who is stretching out to a route for the first time. At a short price, I’m somewhat against him.
Flash Trading (#5) also figures to take some play off his local win at this distance, but that came against much softer company than what he meets today. Juan and Bina (#1) has arguably kept the best company of all while consistently running competitive speed figures. The only problem is that he never seems to get the job done and actually win a race.
All of these horses will be somewhere on my tickets, but I’m going to take a shot against them with TESTOSTERSTONE (#6).
He finished behind Cadeyrn two back after chasing the pace off the rail for much of the way in a race that was dominated by two closers. That was also just his first start off the claim for Chris Englehart, who has a tendency to improve horses as they spend more time in his care. I know his last race at Finger Lakes appears to be a regression, but that was an oddly run affair that featured an extremely slow pace, which negatively affected the resulting speed figure. Testosterstone has run enough competitive speed figures in the past and is proven around two turns. The price figures to be fair today.
Exacta Key Box: 6 with 1,4,5