Oaklawn, Race 4: 3:18 p.m.
It will be a battle of the locals in the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap. Odds-on favorite Mitole has reeled off four straight wins and has never been worse than second at Oaklawn. Even-money second choice
Keeneland, Race 7: 4:24 p.m.
Veterans of last year’s Kentucky Derby, Flameaway and
Aqueduct, Race 8: 5:21 p.m.
Last year’s Gazelle (G2) winner
Keeneland, Race 9: 5:34 p.m.
Those searching for some last minute, easy Kentucky Derby points will go to post in the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes. The field is headed by El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate, who is undefeated on all weather but has yet to record a victory on dirt -- though he did run second by a neck in the Sunland Derby (G3). Holy Bull (G2) winner Harvey Wallbanger is looking for some redemption after finishing eighth in the Florida Derby (G1), while Sueno enters off three straight graded stakes placings.
Keeneland, Race 10: 6:12 p.m.
Rushing Fall returns to the starting gate in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes, her first start since a bold, front-running score in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) in October. Now 4 years old, the More Than Ready filly has just seven career starts, but she has made them count, going 7: 6-1-0 with five of those wins in graded company. If she runs her race, the Jenny Wiley is hers to lose, and she hasn't been defeated yet at Keeneland.
Oaklawn, Race 9: 6:22 p.m.
Despite still searching for his first 2019 victory, Giant Expectations has been named the tepid 3-1 favorite in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap. A trio of veterans from last year’s Triple Crown trial will be there, as will local runner Rated R Superstar, the upset winner of the Essex Handicap.
Oaklawn, Race 11: 7:43 p.m.
Both Rebel (G2) winners Omaha Beach and Long Range Toddy will face off in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, while Improbable tries to get back on track. For an in depth look at the field, check out Head to Head handicapping.
Oaklawn, Race 6: 4:46 p.m.
Last year’s Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Noble Indy will be looking for his first placing in more than a year when he goes to post in Oaklawn's Fifth Season Stakes. Snapper Sinclair, who was a nose away from winning last year's Risen Star (G2), will try to turn an Essex runner-up placing into a win here. Familiar face Hawaakom drew the rail and will be looking for his first victory since winning last year’s Razorback Handicap (G3) in the slop.
Aqueduct, Race 8: 5:15 p.m.
The inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint produced three starters for the Mizdirection Stakes. The runner-up from that race, Wesley Ward’s Chelsea Cloisters, will likely be one of the top choices, but her stablemates Mae Never No and Moonlight Romance are worth keeping an eye on as well. Chad Brown will send out Golconda to face the Ward trio.
Oaklawn, Race 8: 5:42 p.m.
It’s a battle of the Grade 1 winners in the Apple Blossom Handicap as Azeri (G2) winner and runner-up, Midnight Bisou and Elate respectively, meet again. Joining the fray are Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot and Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) winner Chocolate Martini. A win by Midnight Bisou here keeps her perfect for the year and squarely at the top of the division.
Santa Anita, Race 6: 6:30 p.m.
Beach View tops the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup Stakes field. The son of Giant’s Causeway has never hit the board on the main track at Santa Anita but gets a drop in class in this field and likes the 1 1/2-mile distance. Trainer John Sadler has two in here, including Campaign, a recent private purchase who's wheeling back from a fourth in last weekend's Santa Anita Handicap (G1).