Free Selections / Wednesday, 7/17/19

Hump Day is more than a camel telling jokes on TV. – It’s the day where you make final tweaks to your bankroll as the weekend will roll up quickly. This weekend is G1 Haskell weekend and a pair of G2’s at Del Mar. – That’s right, more action than the law allows. – But, I digress. – Wednesday’s are for building it up to knock it down in a couple days. Sit back and use the free selections as an appetizer to the main course soon to be served.


Indiana Grand


Race #8 – Ellen’s Lucky Star – 1 mile on the turf – 5:31 pm EDT

#10 – Moves Like Magic = Jeff Greenhill trainee who comes in off a huge day on June 19th where he swept both stakes. – She has tons of speed and is 2/2 ITM on a sloppy footing where the track was wet on Weds. – She breaks from the outside and Greenhill make a rider switch to the hot John McKee. This Indy-bred cuts back in distance and McKee is winning 23% with “Team Green” when they go to post.


Race #9 – The Snack – 1 mile on the turf – 5:59 pm EDT

#7 – Toss of Fate = Greenhill is loaded for the day and this Indy-bred scored huge on the 6/19 and is 2/2 with wins over the course. – If they come off the turf, there are no worries. – He is 1/1 over the soft footing. A perfect stalker for “Team Green” as the barn is winning at a 17% clip for the meet. Malcolm Franklin aboard and they do very good work as a team. – Greenhill is looking at another big day.




Race #6 – Clm 30,000 2L – 5 1/2f on the turf – 3:55 pm EDT

#5 – Matzo Bella = Filly by Gio Ponti for the Jason Servis barn. 2nd off the layoff move and flying late in the lane. Since getting claimed four back she’s been tough.


Race #9 – O.C. $62,500 – 6f – 5:45 pm EDT

#7 – Bluegrass Jamboree = 3rd off the shelf for this daughter of Bluegrass Cat. She has her hands full with Talk Veuve to Me,¬† but she is making the first start off a two-month layoff. – “Bluegrass” looks to be hitting on all cylinders and cutting back in distance and is 2/3 ITM at the Spa. Jose Lezcano in the irons and he has been on fire winning 22% as the meet is just getting started. She has three works since her last and 6f should fit her well.


Del Mar


Race  #2 РO.C. $62,000 Р1 1/8 on the turf Р2:33 pm PST

#6 – United = Makes his first start off a two-month layoff dropping in class from the G2 Whittingham. He is a long-range closer and cuts back from 1 1/4 in distance. He fires well off the bench and Flavien Prat is a turf master to be reckoned with. Look for Prat to kick out wide and come rolling down the lane.


Race #8 – The Oceanside – 1 mile on the turf – 5:44 pm PST

#5 – King of Speed = Son of Jimmy Creed for trainer Jeff Bonde with Kent Desormeaux in the saddle. 3rd off the layoff and a scorching handily work two back. He is 3/3 ITM at Del Mar and cuts back to the distance where he is 4/6 ITM. Look for a midpack closing effort.