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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Friday’s Laurel feature is a preliminary allowances going a flat mile for three year olds and up and that’s good news for My Friends Beer (9-2) because the one-turn configuration is his best game.

Then you look at his most recent races, especially his last on the Laurel Park Live Video on our home page because he never really had a chance to win it given the ground loss from start to finish: Laurel RACE 7, JUNE 26.

In that time, there was his being overmatched in the G1 Arkansas Derby, a tough optional allowances before that but previously, his placing in the Private Terms.

If you want to consider his figures and finishes, the maiden win came under conditions dynamics followed up by a competitive placing at this level.

Everything points toward today being the day. Jeremiah O’Dwyer has spotted him perfectly and he taps Jevian Toledo for the riding assignment. Taking My Friends Beer to win at 3-1 or greater and exacta key boxes with sharp maiden winner Welling (3-1) and Saintly Samurai (5-2), exiting a key race.

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