Horse Racing Graded Stakes Analysis – 5/22/2021
by: Ed Meyer
Churchill Downs Race #5 – The G3 Winning Colors – 6f dirt – 7:57 pm ET
BetPTC.com Selections / #2 – Frank’s Rockette / #4 – Sconsin / #5 – Bayerness
#2 Frank’s Rockette is 2 for 2 at CD for Bill Mott with Florent Geroux in the saddle. 2nd time off the layoff where the barn wins 19% and is 6 for 7 ITM at the distance. She’s a stalker type and sports a bullet work coming into the race. She was a beaten favorite last out and the barn comes back to score 24% on this angle. #4 Sconsin hails from the Greg Foley barn with Tyler Gafalione in the saddle. 3rd off the layoff they score 20% and cut back in distance from 7f. She’s a closer and Tyler G wins 19% with late runners. #5 Bayerness comes from the Cherie DaVaux barn with B.J. Hernandez in the irons. 2nd start of the year and this gal has a solid late punch. She has plenty of back class and could improve greatly.
Race #2 – The G2 Santa Maria – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 4:30 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #5 – As Time Goes By / #4 – Ce Ce / #2 – This Tea
#5 As Time Goes By goes to post for Bob Baffert and Mike Smith in the driver’s seat. 3rd off the layoff and 4 for 4 ITM at SA. She owns a bullet work as this daughter of American Pharoah exits off a solid win cutting back in distance. #4 Ce Ce hails from the Preakness-winning Michael McCarthy barn with Victor Espinoza in the irons. She is 6 for 6 ITM and she makes her 2nd start of the year and will be stalking off the pace. Her bullet work shows preparation moving forward. #2 This Tea just missed last out with Kent Desormeaux in the saddle. This daughter of Curlin is 3 for 5 ITM at SA and has faced some tough gals in the past. She may complete your exotics for a solid payoff.
Race#7 – The G3 Honeymoon – 1 1/8 on the turf – 7:00 pm
BetPTC.com Selections / #6 -Going Global / #7 – Madone / #3 – Golden
#6 Golden Global is three for three at SA for Phil D’Amato and Flavien Prat in the irons as they win 31% as a team. Been off for 49 days and will come rolling late in the lane. Prat is fresh off a Preakness victory and wins 28% with late runners. The one to beat. #7 Madone makes her 2nd start of the year and 2 for 2 at SA. She exits off a win in the G3 Senorita and Juan Hernandez wins 17% on the turf. Simon Callaghan brings a solid closer to post. #3 Golden makes her second start off the layoff for Richard Mandella and Umberto Rispoli in the saddle. She was moving late in the G3 Senorita and will appreciate the added distance. Rispoli wins 25% on the turf.