Race 6B (Rosehill) – Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes – 10 furlongs – 12:50 am EDT Saturday
My picks are 1-2-3: #1 First Seal (8/5 ML) is a very good horse and either of her last two races wins this. Ran second at this distance against males last year. #2 Set Square (18/1 ML) is really talented but there is no pace in this race to set up her late run. She’s probably destined for a wide trip in here. #3 Amicus (10/1) might well lead early. She’s a sprinter stretching out and she looks to be the speed of the speed.
Race 7B (Rosehill) – Group 1 “The BMW” Stakes – 12 furlongs – 1:30 am EDT Saturday
#7 To The World (3/1 ML) has the speed figures and a close second to Gentildonna, who won the Japan Cup twice. Best wins this. #11 Rising Romance (11/1 ML) is rounding into form. A great angle is playing an Australian horse on seven days rest. #10 Lucia Valentina (7/1 ML) put in a much better effort and has competitive speed figures and also comes back off one week rest. #1 Protectionist (7/1 ML) has been really bad since the switch into a local Australian barn. Time for a form reversal?