Consultants choose at present’s Colonial Downs stakes * The Racing Biz

Colonial Downs has 4 $150,000 stakes on its Tuesday card, and all 4 are a part of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Collection. All 4 are for older horses, with two for boys (lengthy on the turf, sprinting on the filth) and two for fillies and mares in the identical divisions.

With simply this card and yet one more left within the collection, these races will go a great distance in direction of figuring out the collection end result. Extra importantly, these are thrilling races, and tough handicapping challenges, in their very own proper.

Our consultants’ picks:


Race 4, fillies and mares, 7 furlongs

The In search of the Pearl is all the way down to an eight-horse area after the vet scratch of MATCH division chief Kaylasaurus, however what a area it’s. Among the many runners: the undefeated Carribean Caper, Grade 1 winner Kalypso, defending champ Cheetara, two-time stakes winner Fille d’Esprit, and last-out Remorse winner Edie Meeny Miny Mo.

Search for a tempo on the vigorous facet, as quite a few these runners prefer to be inovlved from the leap.

Nick Hahn Derby Invoice Watson Frank Vespe
1 9 – Carribean Caper (5-2) 6 – Kalypso (6-1) 1 – Fille d’Esprit (8-1)
2 7 – Kaylasaurus (9-2) 9 – Carribean Caper (5-2) 9 – Carribean Caper (5-2)
3 2 – Edie Meenie Miny Mo (8-1) 2 – Edie Meenie Miny Mo (8-1) 6 – Kalypso (6-1)


Race 6, fillies and mares, 1 1/16 miles turf

It’s a fairly various area that can line up within the Outdated Nelson, with horses right here having made their most up-to-date prior begin at seven totally different tracks, from Belmont Park to Canterbury. On the identical time, although, there are many acquainted faces, as 5 of those confronted off within the Huge Dreyfus at Laurel final out, and 4 tangled within the Neshaminy previous to that. And three of those gained at Colonial Downs of their final begin.

Does expertise over the monitor matter a lot? This race will present some proof by hook or by crook.

Nick Hahn Derby Invoice Watson Frank Vespe
1 10 – Didia (9-2) 9 – Deciding Vote (10-1) 1 – Cheermeister (7-2)
2 12 – She Can’t Sing (6-1) 8 – Market Rumor (5-1) 9 – Deciding Vote (10-1)
3 8 – Market Rumor (5-1) 1 – Cheermeister (7-2) 10 – Didia (9-2)


Race 7, 1 1/18 miles turf

Three from the Prince George’s County at Laurel final month are entered on this one, and people three comprise the highest pair in each that occasion (Eons and English Tavern) and the Bensalem at Parx prior (Eons and Beacon Hill). Beacon Hill was the overwhelmed favourite in each.

Unsure of these? There are many different methods to go, together with Militarist, Derby Invoice’s longshot choose; last-out Colonial Downs allowance winner Eamonn, who will get Nick’s nod; and 2019 Kentucky Derby entrant Roadster, who’s a half to a Grade 1 winner on turf and will get Frank’s backing.

Nick Hahn Derby Invoice Watson Frank Vespe
1 10 – Eamonn (5-1) 8 – Militarist (15-1) 7 – Roadster (8-1)
2 9 – Eons (4-1) 9 – Eons (4-1) 1 – English Tavern (6-1)
3 7 – Roadster (8-1) 1 – English Tavern (6-1) 9 – Eons (4-1)


Race 8, 6 furlongs

5 scratches make this area a extra manageable 9 horses, and it’s one other good group. Defending champ Simply May returns for coach Michelle Lovell and can go over $1 million in profession earnings with a win.

Nevertheless it gained’t be simple. Necker Island, a 2020 Kentucky Derby entrant now discovering new life as a sprinter, arrives off a stakes win on the primary monitor. Mucho owns six wins on the journey. And Jalen Journey, winner of final yr’s G3 De Francis Sprint (by way of DQ) arrives in the hunt for remdemption after a number of so-so outings whereas making his first begin within the Norman Money barn.

Nick Hahn Derby Invoice Watson Frank Vespe
1 8 – Mucho (8-1) 9 – Necker Island (9-2) 13 – Simply May (4-1)
2 13 – Simply May (4-1) 13 – Simply May (4-1) 8 – Mucho (8-1)
3 3 – Jalen Journey 8 – Mucho (8-1) 9 – Necker Island (9-2)

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