Jeff Siegel’s Blog: Day Makers for May 19, 2016

Belmont Park – 7th race – 10-Uncle Sigh (7/2)

Former Triple Crown participant may have found a home on turf, judging by his excellent performance last month at Aqueduct in a second-level state-bred allowance race.  Lagged off the slow pace, responded when set down and finished strongly to just miss in a photo while flashing some of the ability that he had displayed during his 3-year-old season. Returns in a similar spot over a mile, and with a little help up front and good racing luck the Bill Mott-trained son of Indian Charlie should be able to produce the last run.

Churchill Downs – 4th race – Sport (5-1)

First-time starter by Gone Astray brought $375,000 at the OBS March Sale after breezing a furlong in a blistering 9 4/5 seconds, equalling the fastest workout at the sale.  Hasn’t been asked to show that kind of speed since joining the Steve Asmussen barn but make no mistake, he has it.  Figures to be a decent price in a better than average juvenile dash, and if he breaks cleanly he should be well worth the 5-1 that he’s listed on the morning line.

Jeff Siegel’s Blog: Day Makers for May 19, 2016

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