With a projection for clear skies, we’re looking at the turf and today’s seventh has drawn a limit field sprinting 5-1/2 furlongs. A competitive group with many question mark, it looks like the right spot to throw deep.
At this time last year, Love You Much (10-1) was coming off a lengthy layup and just missed, earning a good figure, so he runs well fresh. When last he came off a layup, it was against stakes runners going two turns; not the right spot class and trip-wise.
Further, he had a terrible trip. See for yourself on the Laurel Park Live Video, OCT 19, RACE 8. Today, however, he returns to his best trip (17) 6-4-3 and likes this course, as two wins and a place from four starts on this course last year attests.
Taking Love You Much to win and place at 8-1 or greater, an exacta box with Tracks To Doo for Arnaud Delacour, 28% with long layups, and adding price shot Duncastle to the super-exotics mix.