Race 9. Unbridled Stakes. For three-year-old at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Purse $75,000.
|1||Necker Island||Dylan Davis||Stanley Hough||12/1|
|2||Americanus||Edgard J. Zayas||Mark Hennig||6/1|
|3||Dr Post||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Todd Pletcher||8/5|
|4||Relentless Dancer||Chris Landeros||Michael Maker||6/1|
|5||South Bend||Rajiv Maragh||Stanley Hough||4/1|
|6||Soros||Emisael Jaramillo||Gustavo Delgado||15/1|
|7||Attachment Rate||Luis Saez||Dale Romans||3/1|
Dr Post is moving up in class from maiden company to stakes competition, returning off a victory in a seven-furlong maiden special weight in his second start March 29 at Gulfstream. He stalked the pace from the outside post and made a powerful move to break his maiden.
Americanus is coming off an impressive victory in a Feb. 22 allowance race at Gulfstream. He rated off the pace in the seven-furlong race and was able to find inside racing room for the win. He ran eighth in the one-mile Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack. He has 2 wins from his 4 outings. He is bred to handle two turns and needs to show improvement against this field.
Attachment Rate is coming off a third-place finish in the March 7 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct. He finished off the board in his debut at Churchill Downs last summer before returning to finish a fast-closing second going seven furlongs Jan. 25. He broke his maiden on Feb. 15 going a mile at Gulfstream. He should be stalking the leaders and make a move turning for home.
Relentless Dancer struggled in his last two graded routes. He was trying to stay with the pacesetters in both of those races but lack stamina to be competitive down the lane. He matches up with class of this field and the pace today should be he can handle.
Necker Island finished fifth in both Gothman Stakes and Swale Stakes. He has speed and the inside post but not at the level of this field to be a challenge at the wire.
South Bend has started in four stakes this year and has record of 0-1-3.He is coming off a second place finish in the Cutler Bay Stakes on March 28. He likes to stalk the field and likes to make his move down the lane. The lack of speed in the race will not help his kick. He should not be a factor at the wire.
Soros has only one start this year. He was able to finish firth in an allowance optional claiming rase at Gulfstream Park on March 27. . He likes to stalk the field and likes to make his move down the lane. The lack of speed in the race will not help his kick. He should not be a factor at the wire.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Attachment Rate
- Dr Post