Churchill Downs – 6th race – 9-Seeking Blame (5-1)
Wound up a distant third in his racing debut last month but showed plenty of promise in doing so and can be expected to produce a significant forward move while stretching out to two-turns. Sophomore son of Blame finished with good interest and galloped out strongly in maiden special weight one-turn miler without being knocked about, sports a strong, steady work tab since that outing and retains Hernandez. The Stewart-trained colt should be along in plenty of time to earn his diploma and offers significant value at 5-1 on the morning line both in the straight pool and in rolling exotic play.
Belmont Park – 7th race – 4-Fulmer (3-1)
Won a visually pleasing maiden race way back in November of 2014 as a two-year-old but then disappeared, finally making it back today in an entry-level allowance affair for a trainer that excels with layoff runners. The son of Kitten’s Joy will race with Lasix for the first time, retains Rosario, and looks capable of picking up where he left off in this modest state-bred affair. At 3-1 on the morning line he’s a strong straight play and rolling exotic single.