Saturday's Best Bet: Clayton ready for big effort in Woodstock

Saturday’s 7th race from Woodbine is the $100,000 Woodstock Stakes for three-year-olds dashing six furlongs on the all-weather surface (Post Time 4:21 p.m. ET).

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This becomes an interesting betting race if #7 Untitled (5-2) fails to handle all-weather ground. #4 CLAYTON (3-1) was excellent in his local sprint debut last year. He overcame a less than ideal trip and cruised that day, and he is probably going to win if he has improved at all and is ready to roll in his first start in more than six months. 

#2 Newstome (4-1) disappointed in the Animal Kingdom Stakes at Turfway Park March 14. He easily won a Pennsylvania-bred stakes on all-weather ground last fall, and he might be able to bounce back.

#6 Striking Moon (15-1) is a first time gelding making his first start in more than nine months. He improved second time out in a sharp local maiden win last summer.

#8 Muchmorethanthis (10-1) is another first time gelding, and he finished in the top three in all seven of his turf starts.


#4 to win

Exacta Box 2-4

Trifecta 2-4/2-4-6-8/2-4-6-8

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