Racing at Ellis Park
Racing at Ellis Park@coglianesephoto | @EllisParkRacing on Twitter

RT's Friday Ellis Park Pick: It's Opening Day in Henderson, Kentucky, and the 5th is a $50K MSW for 2yos

5th race post time is 3:42 pm EDT.

RT’s Spot Plays

07.08.22

Follow Me @RtsSpot

Ellis Park Race 5 - $50K Maiden Special

2yo’s going five furlongs

2-Meraj (9/5) – Am not going to lay a short price on a horse whose sires’ eleven progeny have won only twice - once at Parx and a state race at Monmouth. His works have been good, yet as an untested, unraced 2yo at a short price, I’ll pass. 4-Giant Awakening (6/1) is by Mor Spirit, a first crop sire that is 15th on the list. His foals are 1 for 8 and given his lineage, Eskendereya/Giant’s Causeway et al, expect his foals winnings to improve. He is out of the Forest Wildcat mare Hermione’s Magic, and her offspring have won 33% of the time in their debut. Given his work tab, look for him to hustle to the front before fading off. 1-Accident (12/1) went off at 30/1 in his debut, got off to a slow start, and ran 6th in a 6 horse race. He put up a respectable 66 Equibase number and given today’s par of 75, he should hit that with normal improvement. Trainer Tommy Short just 4% with second time starting two year olds, so I am using this Tale Of Verve colt in my exotics. My choice is 3-Eli’s Promise (5/1), a colt by Not This Time, who is an astounding 50% with second time two year old starters. Trainer James DeVito is an excellent 21% winner with second starters and of the four times he used Chris Landeros as his jockey, they won two. I expect Landeros to not let him loose on the lead like Hernandez did last out and press the pace before drawing away.

Happy Hunting!

Related Stories

No stories found.
Bettors Insider
www.bettorsinsider.com