Our first selection is worth taking an early punt on. Switching across to the care of Chad Brown is a massive positive and added to that he gets the medication (anti bleeder) Lasix for his Stateside debut.
Tribhuvan sits perfectly as far as the conditions of the race are concerned and can make a splash in the USA.
Was a pretty smart prospect when trained in the UK by John Gosden and wasn’t a cheap buy at $1.2 million. He remains in the same ownership suggesting that we are only just scratching the surface as far as his talent is concerned.
He will need to up his game for Saturday night’s assignment but has a big ticket to improve. The speed figure Almashriq ran last time was 93 and just needs a little improvement to go close again.
A massive each-way price at about 8/1 on Friday. As they say in the States, Win, Place and Show.
A well-bred filly out of a very good mare, who was placed in both the English and Irish 1000 Guineas.
She didn’t set the world alight when trained by Mick Halford in Ireland, but looks to have turned a corner since going over to the States. The key on Saturday night is that she stays particularly well and will see out the trip no problem.
Elizabeth Way was a decent second to Barbados early on in her career and is fulfilling her potential now.
We’ll change venues – and coasts – and head to California for our next couple of picks. Sometimes in America, it’s all about the statistics and percentages and this is one to follow.
The trainer William Spawr has not been hitting the bull’s-eye much recently, but has a fantastic record with horses taking the sprint route. Baby Gronk stands out as a consistent mid 80s to low 90s speed- figure performer and that should prove good enough to win this.
We finish in California and go down the statistics route again. Trainer Jack Carava is not in the greatest form at present, but delve a little deeper and this runner was performing well at a much higher level fairly recently at Santa Anita.
He went up to Golden Gate Fields and didn’t run too well on his debut there and was claimed last time for $20,000. He reappears in a $16,000 claiming race and and that, together with having the blinkers removed, can see Incredible Luck get his head in front.
*Prices correct at time of publishing but are subject to change