We broke even on yesterday’s double play with the two favorites winning impressively. Rushing Fall’s kick down the stretch in the G3 Jessamine Stakes was something you don’t see too often from a two-year-old. A run like that brings a tear to an old Cornfather’s eye. We’ll hammer another double today and this one will bring us a profit tenfold.
Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile. OC 625000n2x
#1 Matrooh (4/1) – This old man has the best races in this field and his last race suggests he’s rounding into form. He’s 2/3 at this distance and should be poised to run a big one in his third start off the layoff. The Cornfather thinks he’s got a big W left in the tank.
#7 Just Move On (4/1) – This colt was steadily improving last year and ran his fastest race last time out in his first start of 2017. This developing three-year-old should move forward off that effort and will like the stretch-out in distance. He is the Cornfather’s top pick in here.
Race 9: 7 Furlongs. F. Alw 67000n1x
#2 My Peeps (8/1) – She isn’t bread to be much, but she is a rapidly improving two-year-old with two daylight wins. She can surprise at a price.
#7 Sultry (7/2) – She’s the one to beat in here cutting back to a sprint and dropping out of Grade 2 company. She made a nice middle move in that last race and might prove too tough for this group.
#8 Jehozacat (6/1) – She is the Cornfather’s top pick in here. Her debut win two starts back was the best race in this field and she lost all chance last race stumbling out of the gate. She’s been working well and gets blinkers today.
#11 Quick Quick Quick (4/1) – She broke her maiden despite a troubled trip last start. Any baby that won at the Spa this summer must be respected.
Race 8 Double:
Hammer 1,7 / 7,8
Slightly Less Hammer 1,7 / 2,11