Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes (division 1) has drawn a field of eleven and morning line favorite Longview Drive invades from Southern California for Jerry Hollendorfer.
#5 Longview Drive (5-2) finished 3rd in the low
rated G3 Delta Jackpot to end his juvenile campaign and occupied that
same spot when last seen in the G3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The $175k
Keeneland sales grad figures to show speed and a few others might join
him on the front end. The underlaid contender is worth trying to beat on
the win end.
#8 Reckless Jerry (9-2) was hung out to dry from
post 12 in the local Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan 16. He raced five wide
throughout and missed by a neck to ground saving winner #6 Junebugred (7-2). He can turn the tables on that rival with a better trip.