Today’s featured fourth race provide the stage for the return of a very talented runner, Let’s Play Nine (9-5), who has won two and placed once in of three lifetime starts. With Trevor McCarthy up, he is a worthy favorite.
The wide open nature of the conditions fit this one perfectly, he has conditioning, turning back to 7 furlongs from a mile, and the spacing of six weeks is perfect.
The competition figures to come from the recent Kieron Magee claim, Easy River (3-1), the gelded seven year old won his last with complete authority–see Laurel Live Video RACE 3, FEB 8, on the front end but is versatile enough to run down the speed, like it did JAN 3 over a wet track.
With forecasts for thunderstorms, that event is likely on Friday, where racing will be conducted with fans in attendance, a nod to the current pandemic. Everyone stay safe and follow CDC guidelines, please).
I’ll be playing on Xpressbet, taking Easy River to win at 5-2 or greater and an exacta box with the favorite.