Must concede several scenarios before taking a deeper dive into Friday’s featured turf event. With thunderstorms predicted, there is the real possibility the one-mile allowances could be rescheduled to the main track.
Not to mention the usual problems to solve and limit field of specialists in which many have a license to win this, a race replete with returnees and one of those, Dundalk (5-2), has a lot going for him despite a 447-day layup.
His last run came when he finished second in a key race in June of 2019 and he loves today’s trip, as his (5) 2-1-2 slate attests.
Further, his half-mile blowout on the 23rd with sixth fastest of 60 peers to work this week and Damon Dilodovico is a profitable 26% efficient with new acquisitions.
In the last two weeks, the trainer has finished in exacta in eight of 11 starts with four wins. Five of those eight were with Horacio Karamanos in the boot.
We’re compelled to take Dundalk at early line odds or greater and key-boxing exactas with Cannon’s Roar (4-1) and Broker’s Reward (6-1).
If race is run on the main track, Main-Track-Only Youngest of Five rates the call.