No. 4 TABLE TWENTYONE: First time starter for trainer Mark Glatt was very live at almost 9/1 but was up against another very live runner who blitzed the group by more than 7 lengths. “21” finished a solid second and will be very hard to beat next time out.
No. 1 WOODYS WHARF: Was coming off the layoff for trainer Doug O’Neill and going a mile on the grass. She ran a much better than looked fifth just missing the win by just 1-1/2 lengths going willingly along the inside till the end. She will be set for the win next time out.
No. 7 UP THE ALLEY: Trainer Cody Autrey has not had much luck on this circuit the past couple of years since he has been bringing runners in. He brought this very live one in from Oaklawn Park and she just failed to win this race while wide the entire trip, breaking from post 12 in this 1 1/16 $20k maiden claimer. This filly lost the bob and was claimed by Ron Ellis who will have her spotted for the win next time out. We may want to keep an eye out for more of Autrey’s runners from Oaklawn.
No. 2 WHINE FOR WINE: Just destroyed this allowance field by more than three lengths with Mike Smith fitting this gelding like a glove. Look for the move up and another score. $$$$$
No. 3 PRIVATE STEVENS: First time starter ran an even race and was claimed for $25k by the very astute Bill Morey. Not many give up $25k for a horse at the Gate.
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].