Saturday's 11th race (6:00pm ET) from Monmouth Park is the Grade I United Nations Stakes for 3-year-olds and up traveling eleven furlongs on the turf course.
#2 Big Blue Kitten (4-1) finished willingly for the place despite a lack of pace in the G2 Monmouth Stakes June 9. The Chad Brown runner has a nose for the wire and Bravo knows him now. Today's race shape should hit him between the eyes and he looms a serious stretch threat if able to navigate this marathon distance.
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#4 Teaks North (4-1) is 4-for-4 at Monmouth and captured the 2011 edition of the U.N. He is back in form this year and owns running style versatility.
#1 Willcox inn (5-1) is usually in the hunt but typically settles for minor awards in the graded ranks. The patient type can hang with these on his best day and has the pedigree power to handle this trip.
#7 Little Mike (2-1) is 2-for-2 here and the overachieving 6yo gelding is an obvious prominent throughout threat if he rediscovers his sharp 2012 form. The reigning BC Turf champ flopped in back-to-back starts at Meydan in March and is worth trying to topple at underlaid odds.
$24 to win #2
$6 Exacta Box 2-4 ($12)
$1 Trifecta 2-4/1-2-4/1-2-4 ($4)
analysis by Jarrod Horak
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