Entries and J’s Picks for Muniz Memorial (G2T)

Race 10. Muniz Memorial (G2T). For four-year-old and up at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Purse $300,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey  Trainer M/L
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
  • Synchrony

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