Sunday, May 06, 2012
Take the U Train to Times Square
Won’t be needing a search warrant to find the favorite in today’s split feature at Belmont Park, the Times Square division of the New York Stallion series for New York-breds 3-year-olds sprinting 6-1/2 furlongs in today's ninth race.
That distinction goes to Sportswriter (1-1), which on Equiform performance figures towers over the group. Further, those figures have moved up since transferred to the Rudy Rodriguez shed, the trainer a profitable 26 percent efficient with horses turning back from a route to a sprint.
But it’s I’ll Stake U (4-1), who broke his maiden in an open claiming race at Parx at today’s hybrid distance and now it looks like he might have the most upside. His ability at the distance, his development this season as his figures continue marching forward, and a switch to patient finishing Rosie all augur well.
We’re Taking I’ll Shake U at 3-1 or greater, an exacta box with the favorite, and will add Disco On and Frisky Warrior to the exotics mix.
Running Totals: (1074) 329-210-161 Total Dollar Return: $2,262.40 [win selections only]