#1 Film Making- Trainer is James Baker with Edgar Prado aboard, carrying 111 pounds- the lightest weight in the field. This is first stakes race. In his last two starts he's been caught going four and five wide around the turn. With a smaller field, he'll most likely get lucky with a better trip. I might consider playing him, but I feel that he is just too outclassed for this field.
#2 Point of Entry- Trained by McGaughey III and ridden by the well known Johnny V., he is carrying the high weight in the field at 123. This horse did not consistently start to win until his first race at 12f. With races 10f and over, he has never placed out of the money. His last race at 9f was at the same track almost a year ago. He placed 4th. I believe 9f is too short a distance for Point of Entry, however, I don't think this will stop him from putting on quite the performance.
#3 Salto- Ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by Todd Pletcher he is carrying 114 pounds. This horse is a miler in my eyes and 9f seems to be pushing it. His most recent win was on synthetic at 8.5f. I see him placing 4th.
#4 Unbridled Command- Trained by Thomas Bush and ridden by Javier Castellano carrying 120 pounds. His last four starts have been EXCELLENT and 9f is the perfect distance for him. He will be a contender in this race.
#5 Where's the Baby- Ridden by Bridgmohan and trained by Kassen, it took this one thirteen tries to break his maiden. His most recent win has been on dirt. In his last turf run going 8.5f (one month ago), he placed 9th. I won't bet any money of this one.
#6 Animal Kingdom- Trained by one of my favorite modern day trainers Graham Motion and ridden by Rosario he carries 121 pounds. I am absolutely TRILLED about his outside post! In both the Kentucky Derby and his Allowance race at Gulfstream Park he drew a post closer to the outside. In the Breeders' Cup Mile he drew a post in the middle which caused him to get caught in traffic in the stretch. With post #6 he should be clear of any traffic and even if he has to go wide around both turns, his tremendous kick will make up for it. This race is all about Animal Kingdom!
Trifecta: 1st- Animal Kingdom, 2nd- Point of Entry, 3rd- Unbridled Command
Exacta: 1st- Animal Kingdom, 2nd- Point of Entry
Show Bet $5- Salto
Win Bet $2- Animal Kingdom (to keep, not cash)
Extra money on the side for additional bets