Most Likely Winner: (Race 10: Jammin Jimtown #6, 8/5):
Out of Revolutionary, this 5-yr-old gelding is a Parx runner through and through … Trained by the excellent Jamie Ness, he should be primed for another go at the MT. In 24 career starts, this one has some upside with 7 wins overall. That comes to earnings of over $115k, which is not too shabby for a Starter ALLW-type. Jockey Ruben Silvera gets the call, and he should be able to guide Ness’ charge home for the easy score.
Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #6
Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 9: Pylon #10, 8/1):
A 7-furlong contest of the ALLW Co. variety finds us with a good group of 10 … that No. 10 … hmm … mighty interesting. A gelding out of Summer Front, he has some upside for Joe Taylor that looks inviting. Though his last race produced a 5th place finish, and an uninviting speed fig, in his defense he was in the middle of some “Non-G” Co. Hardly an ideal situation … Sometimes trainers gamble, hoping for the chance to drain a 3-pointer. It didn’t work per se, but now coming back down, the class relief should be appreciated. This one is getting better, and you watch, some bright prospects are in his future. Jockey Tony Nunez is the chance to shine … nice price at what promises to be double-digits.
Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 6: Dirt, 7F, MSW42, F&M 3+):
This is only a field of 7, but it should be an interesting betting contest … based on the fact that these fillies are looking to break their maiden for the first time. We want a starter that comes from a good barn. I like the workouts of Finest Work #4 (no pun intended) … These Outwork offspring have some major upside, and this is a sire that might make some noise in the coming years. Harold Wyner can do some rather unheralded conditioning, and Adam Bowman knows how to handle the young and inexperienced runner. Let’s take a shot with this filly, who was bred by the powerful Repole Stable. They have quite a history … As far as the odds go, a fair one would hover around 4/1, I should think …