All The Juice ran on well when third over course and distance on March 31. She’s only ever won one of her 16 races but must be of interest with David Cabrera taking over in the saddle. Cabrera has won on nine of his last 21 rides and this is a soft enough opening race on the card to give her the vote.
Realrealgood would also have a say if she can get good early position from this wide draw.
Trainer Karl Broberg has had four winners from his last seven runners here over the last few days and saddles De Bird Is Da Word in this $5k claimer. David Cabrera wasn’t overly hard on the gelding when he stayed on for fourth on his most recent start here on April 8 – his first run after an 11-week break.
The cob-webs have been blown off and with the stable & jockey in flying form he’s the obvious choice here. Indian Cross finished a few lengths in front of our selection in that April 8 contest and should pose the biggest threat to our pick.
Reachreachreach stayed on well when third over 6 furlongs at this venue on March 31. She’s stepping up in trip and dropping in class tonight. Both trainer & jockey are very prolific here.
Ty Kennedy has had 20 winners from his last 75 rides & Robertino Diadoro has had 18 winners from the last 65 runners he’s saddled. Reachreachreach has won four of her 17 starts and her chances would improve greatly should the ground turn wet as a couple of her wins have been on ‘sloppy’ ground.
The Devil’s Daddy lost his maiden tag at the 11th time of asking at Oaklawn on March 29 and is having his first run at Will Rogers Downs tonight. Representing a very much in form stable, ridden by a very prolific jockey and the inside gate draw are three positives that catch our eye.
Ride to the Wire has solid form in better races than this and is rated the main danger.
Foreign Creation caught the eye staying on when a nearest at the finish third over course & distance April 6. That was the filly’s first run in almost a year.
She’s taking a big drop in class tonight and should be good enough to lift this pot. Madison’s Wild One is only having her seventh career start tonight. She’s less exposed than most and represents strong connections.
Trapalanda has won nine of his 23 starts and is on a treble mission tonight. The six-year-old gelding doesn’t know how to run a bad race, but we think he’s worth taking on at the likely short odds in this stronger race.
We’ll chance Kats Second Silver who stayed on well in third on her first visit here on March 31.
David Cabrera rode him to victory in a much better race than this at Sam Houston on March 18 and he’s back in the saddle tonight.
He looks better value at the prices.
*Prices correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.