Race 7. Westchester Stakes (G3). For four-year -old and up at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Purse $100,000.
|1||Endorsed||Joel Rosario||William Mott||6/1|
|2||Monongahela||Jose L. Ortiz||Chad Brown||4/1|
|3||Mihos||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||James Jerkens||10/1|
|4||Payne||Kendrick Carmouche||Chad Brown||8/1|
|5||Prendimi||Reylu Gutierrez||Chad Summers||50/1|
|6||Joevia||Junior Alvarado||Gregory Sacco||20/1|
|7||Senior Investment||Jorge A. Vargas, Jr.||Scott Lake||10/1|
|8||Forewarned||Manuel Franco||Uriah St. Lewis||30/1|
|9||Code of Honor||John R. Velazquez||Shug McGaughey||6/5|
|10||Wait for It||Mychel J. Sanchez||Edward Coletti, Jr.||20/1|
|11||Backsideofthemoon||Eric Cancel||Robert Klesaris||20/1|
Endorsed will return to stakes company for the first time running fifth in the March 7 Santa Anita Handicap (G1). He won on May 2 at Oaklawn Park.
Monongahela is a G3winner and is coming off a second-place finish in the Feb. 15 John B. Campbell Stakes. He the Phillip H. Iselin Stakes (G3) last summer. He should find a spot in the top three
Code of Honor is making his debut after finishing seventh in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Park. He was runner-up in the Champagne Stakes (G1) as a 2-year-old after a maiden score at Saratoga. He won the Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont in July and prior was the second -place finisher in the Kentucky Derby. He won the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) plus the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1). He has posted solid works leading up to this race. He worked four furlongs June 1 in :49.09 and went the same distance May 23 in :47.88. He is the class of the field but may need a race. He should find a spot on the board.
Payne was won three consecutive race, but will be moving up to grades stakes for the first time. He should find a spot in the top five.
Senior Investment enters off a three-race win streak. He won in his start the March 14 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial. He finished fifth in the 2017 Belmont Stakes (G1) and was third in the Preakness Stakes (G1). He will be competitive in this field . He has the ability to finish in the top four.
Joevia finished third in the 2019 Belmont Stakes. He finished seventh in the March 7 Stymie Stakes. He is coming off surgery to correct a breathing issue.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Code of Honor