Races of the Week
Last week, Shes All Eltish won the Bonnie Miss Stakes, paying $10.80 to win, $5.60 to place, and $3.40 to show. Fierce Wind finished tenth in the Florida Derby. So far this year, a flat $2 win wager on my selections has yielded a net profit of $30 on total wagers of $36.
This week, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. Equibase's race of the week is the John Connally Breeders' Cup Turf at Sam Houston.
War Pass looks formidable in the Wood, but I'll take a chance on Bill Mott's entry of Court Vision and Inner Light. Inner light may set a fast pace. Court Vision makes his second start off of a layoff, and has a win at Aqueduct. The Form provides free past performances.
In the Santa Anita Derby, I'll bet the front-running Bob Black Jack, who is 2 for 3 at Santa Anita and is coming off of a bullet work. The Form provides free past performances.
My selection in the Connally is Scrappy Roo. He's taking a big step up in class, but he's won 4 races in a row, all on the turf at Sam Houston, and his recent turf Beyer figures are competitive with the rest of this field. Equibase provides free past performances.