How to bet the Saturday juvenile turf stakes

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August 31st, 2018

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A total of five stakes races will be held for two-year-olds over the lawn on Saturday. I previously covered the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes on and will now take aim at tabbing the other four events.


An overflow field of 15, three of whom are on the also-eligible list, will contest this one-mile affair. Three in the cast stand out to me – ROAD TIGER (#2) (6-1), TWO SHAKES (#3) (3-1) and MISS TECHNICALITY (#7) (7-2).

I will box the trio in exacta and trifecta wagers.


The 7 1/2-furlong affair for fillies has nine signed on. ENTIRELY (#6) (9-5) looks imposing in the field. Jonathan Thomas trainee was a fine debut winner at Gulfstream Park and finished a good fourth on the synthetic at Woodbine in the My Dear Stakes second out.

I will key Entirely over Dangerous Curves (#8) (4-1), A Bit Special (#5) (5-1) and Rosedale (#4) (12-1)in trifecta and superfecta plays.


Eight will run on the Monmouth Park lawn going one mile. I will hunt for the upset with NO MORE FAST WOMEN (#8) (8-1). The Factum filly showed huge improvement second out when graduating at Presque Isle Downs most recently. Florida-bred has since been transferred to conditioner Louis Lindner Jr. and could thrive going first time turf. The April foal also should get a fast and contested pace to rally into with Jose Ferrer on board.

No More Fast Women to win/place/show is my desired wager in this race.


Ten will run on the Gulfstream turf with LOUDER THAN BOMBS (#8) (4-1) as my selection. The David Fawkes charge came home swiftly on this course to win at first asking and I think he will move forward in his stakes bow. Violence colt is one of my top plays of the day.

I will be aggressive with Louder Than Bombs, keying the chestnut in vertical and multi-race wagers.