Capital OTB’s “Featured Race of the Day”

Monday 5-20-2019

Woodbine Race 7

The Eclipse 

1 1/16 M

Purse: $750,000

Pace Factor   

The pace of the race should be set by #3 Souper Trait. The horses taking stalking roles should be #4 Third Day, #5 Decorated Solider. The horse that has shown closing speed is #6 Are You Kidding Me.

Key Percentages

#1 Mr Ritz … Listed jockey is winning at a 35% clip.

Recent Trends

#5Decorated Solider … Horse has run in the money every start at Woodbine.

Overall View           

Holiday racing Monday afternoon at Woodbine and race seven is a route stakes race on the synthetic. Roger Attfield sends out Are You Kidding who can win from a stalking role or can close into field. With such a short field and several of the horses wanting the lead, Are You Kidding Me should be towards the back of the field but only a few lengths off the pace setter. Two starts back at Woodbine, the horse came in second in a stakes race and did not run well last time out at Keeneland. The second start off the layoff should be a better effort and the work outs have been sharp for the horse. Decorated Soldier is a horse that will be forwardly placed for trainer Norm McKnight. McKnight is winning thirty seven percent of his stalking at Woodbine and he has a horse that shows game efforts when running fast fractions which is what Decorated Soldier will have to do this afternoon.

Picks: 6-5-1-4

 

Sullivan Crotty

About Sullivan Crotty

Sullivan grew up two blocks from Saratoga Race Course, got involved with horse racing from his father at a young age, who used to breed and own race horses. Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. He played college football at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.

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