Jeff Siegel’s Blog: Day Makers for June 26, 2016

Churchill Downs – 9th race – 3-Pyjama Party-Ire (9/2)

Tipped his hand with an excellent U.S. debut at Keeneland in late April, overcoming a rugged start to rally willingly and finish fourth, beaten just over a length, in a strong second-level allowance event on turf.  The son of Rip Van Winkle shows a healthy, steady series of drills in recent weeks and should produce a forward move in this middle distance turf affair for a statistically powerful trainer/jockey combo.  At 9/2 on the morning line he’s a straight play and rolling exotic single.

Belmont Park – 8th race – 4-Mawthooq (5/2)

Was well-meant in his first start in 17 months but was worn down late and settled for second in a strong entry-level allowance dash in mid-May.  The Kieran McLaughlin-trained colt should move forward considerably with that effort behind him, and this lightly-raced son of Distorted Humor shows three strong works since that race to add fuel to the fire.  With the switch to Rosario and at 5/2 on the morning line, he’s worth using as a straight play and rolling exotic single.

 

Jeff Siegel’s Blog: Day Makers for June 26, 2016

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