Races of the Week and Ohio Stakes Selections
Last week, Panty Raid finished fifth in the Alabama Stakes. Lava Man was sixth in the Pacific Classic.
Today, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga and the Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap at Monmouth. Equibase's race of the week is the Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
My selection in the King's Bishop is King of the Roxy. King of the Roxy seems to like today's distance of 7 furlongs and ran well in his only other start at Saratoga. The Form provides free past performances.
In the Molly Pitcher, I'll go with Kettleoneup. There's an awful lot of early speed in today's race, and Kettleoneup can come from off the pace. She's coming off of a layoff, but her past performances show an 8-lenght win off of a layoff this past winter at Oaklawn. The Form provides free past performances.
Street Sense looks like a prohibitive favorite in the Travers. At such a short price, I can't bet on him, but I can't bet against him either. Equibase provides free past performances.
In the Miss Ohio Stakes today at Thistledown, I'll bet Thevicarsdaughter, who ran a bullet work at River Downs on August 14. Thevicarsdaughter's trainer, Ivan Vazquez, wins 21% of the time with first-time starters. Thistledown provides free past performances for all Miss Ohio nominees. Equibase provides entries.