Holland's North American Free Racing Picks for July 22

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July 22nd, 2020


Race 7

Maidens on turf include #6 Gaelic Gold (5-1), who has not been seen since finishing sixth after a slow start in her debut at Tampa in April. Daughter of Giant’s Causeway is out of Strike It Rich, who won the Boiling Springs (G3), and trainer Clement wins with 18% of his second-time starters. Gray can be running late under Rosario, who has won with 25% of his rides for the barn in the past two months. #10 Sainte Mere Eglise (9-2) has not raced since closing well for second in her debut over the course and distance last August. Trainer Bush wins with 14% of his runners that have not raced for 90+ days and daughter of Noble Mission is a half-sister to two winners. Filly has been working well and may be ready for a good effort with Irad Ortiz riding.

Race 8

One of two here saddled by Chad Brown is #8 Junkanoo (12-1), who comes off a lengthy layoff having not raced since closing to finish fourth at Keeneland in 2018. Son of Scat Daddy faced tough company in his two outings and has been working forwardly for Brown, who wins with 30% of his runners that have not raced for 90+ days and with 27% of his starters on grass. 4-year-old can be running late under Gaffalione, who has won with 37% of his rides for the barn in the past 60 days.

Delaware Park

Race 7

#1 Fly on Angel (6-1) may have needed her latest when fading to finish unplaced on grass at Gulfstream last month being her first start since December. Trainer Preciado wins with 11% of his runners second off a layoff and daughter of Palace Malice finished second in a stakes at Parx last year. Dark bay can be in good early position with McCarthy in the irons.

Parx Racing

Race 4

Trainer Lake wins with 17% of his claimers and saddles #3 Skookie (5-1), who comes off a third-place finish in a starter allowance earlier this month in her first start after a short break. Lake has won with 15% of his runners at this meet and 4-year-old figures to be the one to catch with Silvera retaining the mount.

Penn National

Race 7

Newcomer #4 Brazilian Bay (5-1) debuts for trainer Houghton, who wins with 11% of his first-time starters. Daughter of 13% debut sire Friesan Fire is a half-sister to two winners and works include a sharp 4-furlong move in :47 3/5 from the gate this month for Houghton, who wins with 21% overall in maiden claiming events. Chestnut may win at first asking under Beato, who has won with one of his last eight rides for the barn.

Canterbury Park

Race 1

#5 Richiesgotswagger (5-1) was not a factor after a poor start when unplaced at Oaklawn in April. Son of Benny the Bull has won six of 18 career starts and trainer Robertson wins with 14% of his runners that have not raced for 46-90 days. 6-year-old may be sent early with Roman in the irons.