Betting with, and against, Arrest Me Red in the Jaipur Stakes
A talented field of 13 will dash six panels on the Belmont Park outer lawn in Saturday’s $400,000 Jaipur S. (G1). The deep cast features numerous legitimate contenders in a race that could produce a blanket finish under the wire.
The Wesley Ward-trained #5 Arrest Me Red (5-2) is the morning-line choice in the field, and deservedly so, as he sports a six-for-seven mark in his career when sprinting on the lawn. By Pioneerof the Nile, the bay was a measured 1 3/4-length winner of the Turf Sprint S. (G2) at Churchill Downs in his latest offering, and he is a stakes winner from his sole Belmont appearance.
Arrest Me Red could move forward once again while making his third start of the season, and the four-year-old also possesses good early speed in a field without an abundance of pace. Irad Ortiz retains the mount and will have him forwardly placed from the start.
#8 Scuttlebuzz (6-1) is four-for-five since the addition of blinkers and rates a big chance for conditioner Rudy Rodriguez. The gray son of The Factor dons a powerful late kick which was on display during his Elusive Quality S. triumph on the course last time out. The Empire State-bred will improve in his second run off the layoff on Saturday, and I expect the five-year-old to be moving best of all late with Javier Castellano riding.
The hard-knocking #3 True Valour (12-1) has upset appeal for Graham Motion. The speedy sort has a lot of class, and he could sit an advantageous trip with a clean break from the gate beneath Feargal Lynch.
#4 Casa Creed (9-2) is a must use for conditioner Bill Mott. The Jimmy Creed six-year-old was a two-length winner of the event in 2021, and the well-traveled six-year-old gave a fine account of himself with a pair of big runs against top competition in the desert this campaign. The bay will be motoring home from off the early pace if he’s ready under Luis Saez.
Arrest Me Red – With
- 50-cent superfecta: 5 with 3, 4, 8 with 3, 4, 8 with all ($30)
- 50-cent superfecta: 5 with 3, 4, 8 with all with 3, 4, 8 ($30)
Arrest Me Red – Against
- 50-cent trifecta: 3, 4, 8 with 3, 4, 5, 8 with all ($49.50)