Best Bet: Nautical Star can shine in Steel Valley Sprint

Monday’s 10th race at Mahoning Valley is the $300,000 Steel Valley Sprint for 3-year-olds dashing six furlongs on the main track. The scheduled post time is 4:20 p.m. EST.

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No. 7 Nautical Star (7-2) is lightly raced and might have the race flow in his favor. Irad Ortiz Jr. got to know him in a clear place finish in the Gallant Bob last time. 

No. 10 Uncashed (4-1) returns to the main track and might bounce back. He is very fast on conventional dirt and might be the speed of the speed.   

No. 1 Frosted Departure (8-1) figures to work out a decent ground-saving trip behind the speed. The competent dirt sprinter sports back-to-back bullet workouts at Keeneland. 

No. 2 Damon’s Mound (5-2) captured his last two wet-track stakes starts. He won both outings at six panels, and his early-pressing versatility should serve him well. 


No. 7 to win

Exacta 7-10, 1-7-10

Trifecta 2-10, 1-2-7-10, 1-2-7-10

Trifecta 2-7-10, all, 1

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