RT's Sunday Woodbine Picks: Two 5-furlong MSW sprints for 2yos as Maiden America switches to Maiden Canada
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Heading out to Churchill Downs again today.
Woodbine Race 3 - $126.8K Maiden Special
2yo fillies going five furlongs on synthetic
Nine fillies line up for this two year old first level Maiden Special with four of them having a race under their belt. One of those, 4-Cahira’s Blessing (5/2), looked enticing until I saw the 5% win record in sprints for jockey Declan Carroll. After watching the race, this Maclean’s Music filly did not respond well to him. I will go with 6-Delilah’s Revenge (4/1) who exits the same race and ran green in the stretch yet showed grit late, taking 2nd place from today’s favorite. Delilah’s Revenge is by Haskell winner Good Magic, this year's third leading first crop sire.
Woodbine Race 5 $126.8K Maiden Special
2yo’s going five furlongs
I am leery to go with a first timer as the seven first time entries in this race have not worked past four furlongs; except for 8-Highland Life (20/1), who did a 1:03. I am going to bet the 1-Wickedblackbullet (15/1) who came out of his last race in good order, hitting a :48.4 morning work eight days ago. His debut was a strong 69 Equibase figure, he gets first Lasix, and his jockey, Olaf Hernandez, is an excellent 25% with 2yos.