Horses to Watch – Ed Meyer
The racing world was focused on the “Windy City” as the Arlington Million card was chock-full of great betting opportunities. As usual, it did not disappoint for players from all walks as they were treated to some of the best US and Euro runners tossing their hat in the ring trying to etch their name into the history books. – Here are some runners that may have had a tough trip or a good excuse for not finding the winner’s circle. Just follow them back to the races next time out and they may give you a little payback for a lackluster effort. – Best of luck from your friends at BetPTC.com!
Race #7 – Mdn Sp Wt – 7f on the main – #2 – Coal Truth
#2 – Coal Truth = Javier Castellano aboard for trainer Chad Brown this day. They were sent off the odds-on favorite and hit the side of the stall upon leaving the starting gate. After grabbing his mount and getting back on course he was forced 6 wide at the top of the stretch and was running strong late in the lane.
Race #9 – Allowance Optional Claiming – 6f on the main – #9 – Cerro
#9 – Cerro = John Velasquez aboard for trainer Bruce Levine. They were 3-4 wide going into the first turn and were sent off the post time favorite at race time. – This is one of the best gambler’s move to come right back and make repeat play.
Race#7 – G1 Secretariat – 1 1/4 on the turf – #6 – Taj Mahal
#6 – Taj Mahal = Ryan Moore made the trip across the pond for trainer Aidan O’Brien. He rated well and moved into the 2 path around the 1st turn. Continued to rate and was forced to swing out 6 wide making a strong late rally being forced to settle for 2nd money this day.
Race #8 – Bruce D Memorial – 1 mile on the AW – #10 – Society Beau
#10 Society Beau = James Graham had the call for trainer Neil Howard and was far back in the field shortly after the start. His efforts weaved through traffic and uncorked a strong late rally making this race a to follow right back to the windows for good things to come.
Race #9 – G3 American St. Leger – 1 11/16 on the turf – #8 Bullards Alley
#8 – Bullards Alley = Irad Ortiz aboard for trainer Tim Glyshaw. All reports had this runner looking great coming into the race and was forced wide around every turn in the race. He was forced to check at the 5/8th’s and appeared to call it a day after a taxing trip. – You can bet dollars to donuts you’ll see a much better effort next up.
Race #10 – G1 Beverly D – 1 3/16 on the turf – #5 – Grand Jete
#5 – Grand Jete = Joel Rosario in the saddle for trainer Chad Brown. He rated well from the start and tried to kick out for clear sailing being forced to wait until the 1/8th pole where he finished up with a very strong late run. – This race is a sign of very good things to come.
Race #8 – Claiming – 6f on the main – #3 – Dancing Ava
#3 – Dancing Ava = Perry Ouzts in the irons for trainer Larry Smith where they win (21%) as a team. He broke slowly from the gate and made a very strong late rally up the rail settling to be the bridesmaid this day.