Race 10. Muniz Memorial (G2T). For four-year-old and up at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Purse $300,000.
|1||Dot Matrix||Florent Geroux||Brad H. Cox||8/1|
|2||Aquaphobia||Tyler Gaffalione||Michael J. Maker||12/1|
|3||Dontblamerocket||Julien R. Leparoux||Norm W. Casse||12/1|
|4||Rockemperor||Joel Rosario||Chad C. Brown||10/1|
|5||Captivating Moon||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Chris M. Block||15/1|
|6||Instilled Regard||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Chad C. Brown||5/1|
|7||Henley’s Joy||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Steven M. Asmussen||20/1|
|8||Channel Maker||Junior Alvarado||William I. Mott||6/1|
|9||Factor This||Shaun Bridgmohan||Brad H. Cox||10/1|
|10||Secretary At War||Adam Beschizza||Norm W. Casse||20/1|
|11||Marzo||Luis Saez||Michael J. Maker||15/1|
|12||Synchrony||Joe Bravo||Michael Stidham||3/1|
|13||Bundibunan||Corey J. Lanerie||Ignacio Correas, IV||20/1|
Synchrony won this race in 2018 and ran third last year. His post position did him no favors. The 12 hole going the distance should be an obstacle for him today. However, he should be able to find a spot on the board.
Dot Matrix returns from a layoff after taking the John B. Connally Turf Cup (G3T). He has been training well and should be a factor at the wire.
Rockemperor was pinned in behind a slow pace in his last race the Saratoga Derby Invitational. He needs to find a clean running position to have a chance.
Instilled Regard is shorting up the distance. His last two races were at 1 3/16 miles. He enters off a third place finish in the Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1T).
Channel Maker is a multiple grade 1 winner. He is the old class of the race, but the distance may too short for his running style.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Dot Matrix
- Instilled Regard