“Off the Charts” Trip Notes for AGameofSkill.com visitors
Here are some runners who deserve a good look when they take to the track next out. Keep your eyes peeled and your bankroll handy.
Race 2 – #5 – Minsky Moment – 6f
Two-year-old son of Flatter from the barn of Chad Brown. Bumped soundly at the start and was fanned four wide into the stretch finishing a strong 3rd place effort. Not bad for a first timer and Chad Brown will help his benefit from this outing.
Race 4 – #1 – Trade Zone – 6f dirt
First time starter for the red-hot Kiaran McLaughlin barn (33%). Steadied early and settled out nicely to win impressively. The good news is he’ll climb the ladder next out and should be a major danger at the windows.
Race 8 – #4 – Western Reserve – 7f dirt
Jose Lezcano for Bill Mott, and he lost his whip as soon as the gates opened. It was his 2nd effort off a brief layoff, and owned a sharp work coming into the race. After fanning four wide into the lane he finished up a solid 3rd place on this day. He should be more prepared next out.
Race 3 – #3 – Ventry Bay – 5 1/2f turf
David Flores for Wesley Ward as he came away from the gate in an awkward fashion. He swung wide at the 3/16th’s pole and finished a game 2nd place. He is bred to relish the grass and with a little racing luck may score at a solid price next out.
Race 5 – #4 – Munchkin Monkey – 1 1/16 turf
Javier Castellano in the irons and was bottled up along the rail. This son of Scat Daddy has the breeding to relish the greensward next time out.
Race 4 – #6 – Olympic Smoke – 5f turf
Bobbled at the start under Antioco Murgia and was fanned wide showing a very string late kick running out of ground. Maybe 5 1/2f is a better fit, or maybe just a little cleaner beginning should do the trick.
Race 5 – #3 – Altissimo – 6f dirt
He brought his perfect record of 4/4 at BtP to the table, but was a three-year-old facing older. He loves 6f, and when he drops back in with his age group it will be lights out next time to the races.
Race 6 – #10 – Barbad Bernie – 1 mile turf
Unprepared at the start coming from the #10 post can be a tough row to hoe. He chased the pace and dove over to the rail at the 3/16th’s pole and put on a game showing to be bested by a nose at the wire. Hopefully they will draw a better post and break more alertly. If this all goes accordingly, you can bet early and often.