Races of the Week and Ohio Stakes Selections
Last week, Curlin won the Stephen Foster Handicap. Cowgirls Don't Cry finished fourth in the Ogden Phipps Handicap. Seducing Mr. G finished third in the Magic City Classic, paying $2.20 to show. Tom Archdeacon was scratched from the Sydney Gendelamn Memorial Handicap. So far this year, a flat $2 win bet on my selections has yielded a net profit of $20.40 on total wagers of $80.
Today, the Daily Racing Form's races of the week are the Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs and the New York Handicap at Belmont Park. Equibase's race of the week is the Queen's Plate tomorrow at Woodbine.
My selection in the Colonial Turf Cup is Sailor's Cap, who is coming off of a bullet work. There's not much early speed in today's race, and Sailor's Cap can run on the front end when he wants to. The Form provides free past performances. So does McPeek Racing.
Mauralakana looks like a deserving favorite in the New York Handicap. She's 3 for 4 this year. The Form provides free past performances. So does Stronach Stable.
Pay the Man looks like a deserving favorite in the J. William Petro Memorial Handicap today at Thistledown. She has 4 wins from 5 starts at Thistledown, and is coming off of a bullet work. Thistledown provides free past performances for all Petro nominees. Equibase provides entries.
The Queen's Plate is a tough race to handicap, with a field of 15 three-year-olds, none of whom has gone a mile and a quarter before. I'll bet Ginger Brew. She's a filly taking on colts for the first time, but she's coming off of a bullet work, and is undefeated at Woodbine. Equibase provides free past performances. So does Stronach Stable.