With the promise of clear skies, Saturday’s Laurel feature, a secondary allowances for older horses going nine furlongs on turf and perhaps an opportunity to find value in a big, contentious field. We think Mokheef (5-1) is the one.
Check out the Laurel Park Live Video and see if you agree that the gelded six year old will benefit from his recent season’s debut which looked a little short of condition and very much like a prep at a shorter trip. Laurel RACE 7, JUNE 27.
His best races have been going farther–he’s won marathons–and hails from a barn, Suzanne Stenntinius, that is very effective in LAY-2 scenarios.
When she partners with Sheldon Russell, the stats get even better and he’s had a sharp half-mile breeze at his Pimlico base for this and is nicely posted inside.
Taking Mokheef to win at 4-1 or greater and box an exacta with Papal Law (7-2).
Unfortunately, Russell suffered a broken wrist in a gate incident at Delaware Thursday and will be out 4-6 weeks so there will be a change of rider. Fortunately, the intent remains the same, check changes on Saturday