Brew Casa gave a good account when second on his most recent outing over C&D, doing much the best of those who raced on the speed. He should get a good tow into the race here from Nurse List and is fancied to have enough in reserve at the finish this time to hold off the closers. Nurse List is a danger if getting free on the front end, while Camp Washita makes most appeal of the rest.
Stephen’s Answer was only narrowly denied in a handicap here last month, keeping on well to be beaten just a neck by one who was getting plenty of weight. The conditions of this contest are much more favourable, meeting most of his rivals on a level playing field, and it will be disappointing if this speedy front-runner can’t hold on this time for an eleventh career win. Towards The Light is feared most ahead of Seattle Thunder.
Blue Moonrise was a winner at Oaklawn Park in February, making all the running to land the spoils impressively by three and a half lengths. She wasn’t in quite the same form back there last time, but this represents a significant drop in grade, so there is every reason to be positive about her chances of resuming winning ways. Baydar and Fool’s Paradise head the list of dangers.
Baysider took a while to get off the mark but has found his level in recent starts, with two wins now on the board since October. Admittedly, he was never in the hunt at Laurel Park last time, but it’s worth forgiving him that one bad run, with a return to his best form likely to give him leading claims in this line-up. Ride To The Wire and Totality are others to consider.
- 19:45 Will Rogers Downs – Brew Casa @ 11/8
- 20:45 Will Rogers Downs – Stephen’s Answer @ 11/10
- 22:45 Will Rogers Downs – Blue Moonrise @ 4/6
- 23:45 Will Rogers Downs – Baysider @ 7/1
*All odds correct at time of publication