The featured race at Laurel Saturday is the day’s eighth, a secondary allowances/optional claiming going 1-1/16 miles on the turf–and there is lies the issue. Will it, or won’t it?
Rain is predicted to begin after noon as this is posted and whether or not the race is rescheduled to the main track will depend on the intensity and duration of the precipitation. What to do?
Fortunately for us, a sharp contender can be effective on either surface is Bobby G. who has won in the wet though we believe his talented would be better suited to the grass course.
Making his third start for the Jonathan Maldonado barn, he’s stretching out, a tack in which the barn enjoys a 19% success rate. While he was beating weaker, he did so with authority at this trip for his old connections three back.
In addition to the stretchout, Maldonado reaches out for the hot riding Angel Cruz again to handle a horse that loves the game, as his 12-for-35 lifetime slate attests.
Taking Bobby G. to win at 3-1 or greater and if race remains on the grass, an exacta box with currently sharp Artemus Bridge.