Chick Lang Stakes
#1 Scaramagna (Speightstown x Cove by Pine Bluff) 12-1: If Piermarini can get this one to break well from the rail, he will stand a big shot at 12-1. Speedy colt missed by head two races back at Gulfstream to Right to Vote, a colt that would return to be second in the Grade 2 Jerome Stakes. With so much speed signed on, expect this one to get rolling as the pacesetters get tired. Trainer Vitali wins at a 24% clip with horses racing on a 31-60 days rest.
James Murphy Stakes
#6 Mr. Handsome (Rock Hard Ten x Tombisue’s Mamaloi by Gone West) 20-1: Ran admirably last out to be second to the stellar Flashy Dresser, one of the more promising sophomore colts in the nation. Moving to turf is an “X” factor. Progeny of Rock Hard Ten tend to move up when stepping on the grass. If he can convert his sharp form to the grass, which I think he can, then he will be very competitive.
Grade 2 Dixie Stakes
#10 Forte Dei Marmi (Selkirk x Frangy by Sadler’s Well) 5-1: Suffered from a poor trip against a tremendous group in the Woodbine Mile last year, a race that was his first in North America. Since then, he was second to a super fast Turbo Compressor at Gulfstream and an allowance winner at Keeneland. The horse he beat there, Seruni, returned to win. This will be the third start in his form cycle. Look for a peak effort from the Roger ATtfield trainee. Mike Smith gets the call to ride.
Our selection for the Preakness is Went The Day Well. Click the link above to learn why.
Pimlico Late Pick 4: 1,2,5,6,11,12/1,5,8,9/3,10/5,9
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