God's Tipster's Sunday Churchill Downs Picks: The 7th is sprint for 2yo maidens, with Dallas Stewart runner
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Saturday’s Race Recap from Belmont at Aqueduct:
(All odds US)
Belmont at Aqueduct:
Race 1: 1st@ 4.10/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Race 2: 4th@ 5.30/1
Race 3: 7th@ 8.50/1
Private Desire got us started the right way at 4/1 in the opener battling with favorite Hurricane Nelson around the track and prevailing by 1 1/4 lengths. It was nearly 12 lengths back to the third-place finisher. In Race 2 Capone ran just off the pace and came wide on the turn before flattening out. In Race 3 Miss Our Hero raced well back and never mounted a serious rally.
Saturday’s Race Recap from Churchill Downs:
(All odds US)
Race 4: 3rd@ 11.14/1
Race 7: 5th@ 9.99/1
Race 9: 6th@ 3.20/1
In Race 4 Necker Island sat off the speed duel between co-favorites Strobe and Bango and made his move in the stretch but couldn’t do better than third. In Race 7 Riperton could not have been any less impressive after getting the fast pace to close into she could do no better than fifth. In Race 9 Patriot Spirit rocketed to the front for some reason and set SCORCHING fractions while leading by five lengths at the top of the stretch. He understandably faded in the drive.
Let’s close out our week by taking a look at a few more races from Belmont at Aqueduct and Churchill. I’m expecting fast and firm conditions at both locales. Let’s get this party started!!!
Race 7: Midnight Maestro - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 12/1)
Two-year-old maidens sprint 6 furlongs on the main track. We’ve got a full field of ten and only the rail runner, Handsome Herb, has experience – a second place finish at 31/1 odds last out. In viewing that replay though he really had things easy on the front end. While it’s entirely possible he gets another flyer on the front end, I think it’s likelier he’ll have pace pressure today. Midnight Maestro is my selection here. This two-year-old son of Bernardini is out of a dam named Irish Lute who just missed in her debut and was graded stakes placed in her career. She’s already thrown a debut winner and I love seeing precocity in the bloodlines. The Dallas Stewart barn is one of the more underrated barns you’ll find, especially here at Churchill Downs. Over the last five years Stewart is 8 for 49 (16% wins) at average odds of 12/1 with two-year-old debut runners in dirt sprints over this surface. He’s got a plethora of five-furlong drills on his worktab (my favorite!) and will offer value at 12/1 or higher.
Best of luck to all our members playing Sunday’s races from Belmont at Aqueduct!