Top Horses to Bet on Today – June 25 Analysis – Saturday, June 25, 2022

by: Ed Meyer


Race #10 – The $250,000 Lady Jacqueline – 1 1/8 miles dirt – 4:48 pm Analysis / #6 – Army Wife / #9 – Maracuja / #5 – Crazy Beautiful

#6 Army Wife hails from the Mike Maker barn with Tyler Gaffalione in the saddle. She is making her 2nd start off the shelf and has a stalking style. She is eligible to improve 2nd time out and sports a sharp workout in preparation. #9 Maracuja is a late closer from the Rob Atras barn with Kendrick Carmouche in the irons. This daughter of Honor Code exits the G1 Apple Blossom and should enjoy a little class relief today with the drop down in class. #5 Crazy Beautiful goes to post for Ken McPeek with B.J. Hernandez in the driver’s seat. She should be forwardly placed and drops down in class with a couple of bullet works coming into the race.

Race #11 – The G3 Ohio Derby – 1 1/8 – 5:35 pm Analysis / #4 – Ethereal Road / #7 – Tawny Port / #1 – Barese

#4 Ethereal Road hails from the D Wayne Lukas barn with Rafael Bejarano in the irons. This son of Quality Road gets Lasix back, and the three [past efforts with the medication has very good outcomes. His off the pace win in the $100,000 Sir Barton with bullet works should have him sharp and ready. #7 Tawny Port is a strong closer from the Brad Cox barn with Irad Ortiz in the saddle. This son of Pioneer of the Nile has been off 49 days since the Derby and sports a bullet work leading up. Ortiz is a strong finishing rider and wins 25% with his closers. Look for a big effort to take the prize. #1 Barese is a New York bred for trainer Mike Maker and Kendrick Carmouche as the reinsman. He adds Lasix and was a beaten chalk last out, and Maker comes back to turn the tables 22%. He returns to a route of ground off a 2 month layoff.


Race #8 – The G2 Mother Goose – 1 1/16 miles dirt – 4:40 pm Analysis / #1- Shahama / #5 – Ju Ju’s Map /#2 – Venti Valentine

#1 Shahama hails from the Todd Pletcher barn with Flavien Prat aboard. She had a tough trip in the Kentucky Oaks and prior to that was racing in Dubai undefeated. She has not raced in 50 days and drops back in class along the red hot rail which wins 21% of the time. #5 Ju Ju’s Map goes to post for Brad Cox with Florent Geroux in the saddle. Cox is winning 30% and comes off a super prep win at CD and looks to stalk and pounce. #2 Venti Valentine is a speedy gal who comes off a horrible trip in the Ky Oaks getting slammed around. She has not raced in 50 days and is undefeated at Belmont. Look for a quick break and find a place along the rail to patiently set up shop and look to get the rail trip.

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