As of this writing, both Rosehill (A track) and Flemington (B track) are reporting “Good 3.”
Race 1A Australia (Rosehill) Friday, May 19, 2017. JOHN MILLER HALL OF FAME HCP ($100K) 9:25pm EDT 8:25pm CDT 6:25pm PDT W, P, S, Ex, Qu, Tri, Super 2yo OPEN, 6 furlongs Apprentices Can Claim. Picks 3-1
#3 ADSUM (6/1 ML) had a solid trial on May 8th, and comes to the races for Team Hawkes with their “go to” jockey, Tommy Berry. If this horse is real his odds will be a lot closer to 3/1. #1 Viridine (7/2 ML) has a win under his belt for the red-hot Godolphin operation under ex-champion jockey Darren Beadman. This appears to be a two-horse race.
Race 1B Australia (Flemington) Friday, May 19, 2017. SAINTLY HALL OF FAME TROPHY ($100K) 9:45pm EDT 8:45pm CDT 6:45pm PDT W, P, S, Ex, Qu, Tri, Super 2yo OPEN, 7 furlongs. Apprentices Cannot Claim. Picks 2-5-4
#2 GRANDIOSE (4/1 ML) looks like a horse that loves to win races, and this field isn’t stacked. Choice. #5 Salsamor (9/1 ML) has won at the taxing 7 furlong distance. #4 Hecta (5/1 ML) doesn’t have fast track form but he did win his debut and is bred for the distance.
Race 2A Australia (Rosehill) Friday, May 19, 2017 2A GEORGE MOORE HALL OF FAME-BM73 ($100K) 10:00pm EDT 9:00pm CDT 7:00pm PDT W, P, S, Ex, Qu, Tri, Super 3yo BM73. 7 furlongs Apprentices Can Claim. Picks 7-4
#7 PASSAGE OF TIME (9/2 ML) is lightly raced and gets in very light at 122 pounds, compared to the 131 pound high weight. I also like the class drop from BM76 to BM73. #4 Samadoubt (7/1 ML) is also dropping from the same BM76 into this spot, and is second off the layoff. He has the back speed figures to be a threat with nominal improvement.