The Gulfstream Tapeta program for two-years-olds which at minimum helps to provides experience and conditioning today offers added money in the Armed Forces Stakes at one mile 70 yards–and a good betting race it is.
Half of the eight-horse group impressed visually but no more so than Maximo (8-1) in our view. His last in the 7-furlong Affirmed Stakes behind a tougher set is a throw-out. Racing wide throughout in the back of the pack at that trip on the main track is often a disaster. It was.
But his prior maiden breaker impressed. Yes, his did set a loose, unpressed pace but it was the manner in which he did it, under control ad under very confident handing. Junior Alvarado is not in torn these days but Edgard Zayas, more than an able replacement, takes the call from Juan Alvarado.
Back on his winning surface and trip, the outside, even for a speedy type, is often the placed to be on this surface. Besides it goes Zayas options to play the break.
As stated, we loved his 10-1/2 length maiden breaker which was, for us, more about style than margin. Check out Gulfstream Park, JUL 15, Race 6 in the video section on the homepage and see what you think. This will not be easy, but the price should be attractive enough to wager.
Taking Maximo to win at 5-1 or greater, quinellas, and trifecta keys 1st and 2nd with Lights of Broadway (3-1), Tigre (9-2), and Wine Emperor (10-1)