What makes him so tough is the fact he can win with the lead or without it, giving his rider lots of options.
But it’s Safe Trip (3-1) that intrigues us more. He comes off an excellent comeback effort in his first start off a very lengthy layoff—fast, but not too fast, and a good race to build on.
Not only does he also own two victories on this surface but has earned some of his best performance figures here.
The 5-year-old gelding makes his second start for trainer Bret Calhoun, Miguel Mena takes a return call and returns to his favorite venue seven weeks fresh.
Taking Safe Trip to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with the favorite.
Running Totals: (1071) 329-210-160 Total Dollar Return: $2,262.40 [win selections only]