Top Horses to Bet on Today – May 28 Analysis – Saturday, May 28, 2022

by: Ed Meyer

Belmont Park

Race #9 – The G3 Softly Soaring – 7f on the turf – 5:12 pm Analysis / #8 – Haughty / #9 – Derrynane / #7 – Wonka

#8 Haughty is a late running daughter of Empire Maker for Chad Brown and Flavien Prat in the irons. She is coming off a six month break and has some solid works under her belt. She exits the BC Juvenile Filly, and she drops back in class to more to her liking. She broke her maiden at Belmont and rider and trainer are 4 for 4 ITM the past two weeks. Brown is winning42% at the meet and wins 32% with Prat.  #9 Derrynane is a daughter of Quality Road and has a strong late punch. Christophe Clement is her conditioner and Joel Rosario in the saddle. She has been a closer sprinting and will get added ground to run into as they turn for home. #7 Wonka ships up from GP for Bill Mott and Jose Ortiz. She has two races and both show good late run. Ortiz is 7 for 7 ITM the past week and wins 24% with Mott.

Santa Anita

Race #5 – $150,000 Snow Chief – 1 1/8 on the turf – 6:10 pm Analysis /#6 – Smuggler’s Run / #4 – Bally’s Charm / #5- Worse Read Sanchez

#6 Smuggler’s Run is a closer going the sprint distance and today gets to stretches it out for two turns. She is 3 for 3 in California company and Joe Bravo in the saddle for John Sadler. She is 2 for 3 ITM at SA and Bravo is winning 19% on the weeds and his mount sports some sharp works. Her dam Maddie’s Odyssey has 6 starts, 6 wins, and three turf winners.  #4 Bally’s Charm who is a stalking sort for Jeff Mullins and Jessica Pyfer. This is her 2nd start off a layoff and is eligible to give a good account of herself today. #5 Worse Read Sanchez hails from the Doug O’Neill barn with Mario Gutierrez in the driver’s seat. He is 4 for 6 ITM on the turf and will come calling as they square off at the top of the stretch. Rider and trainer are winning 35% as a team.

Race #8 – The $150,000 Melair Stakes – 1 1/16 – 7:45 pm Analysis / #2 – Big Switch / #3 – Everly’s Girl / #6 Youteyourhonor

#2 Big Switch hails from the John Sadler barn with J.J. Hernandez in the irons. She is a late runner who gets more distance today. She has faced tougher and should fit like a glove in here today. She makes the turf to dirt switch and should be more at home facing state breds. #3 Everly’s Girl is a stalker for Brian Koriner and Umberto Rispoli. She should be much closer today and will be just off in the patient hands of Rispoli. She is 3 for 4 ITM at SA. #6 Youteyourhonor is a late running daughter of Danzing Candy with Tyler Baze in the saddle. Going a route should have her in the mid pack and she is 2 for 3 ITM at SA.

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