Monmouth: How to bet the Tyro Stakes

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July 28th, 2022

A total of seven two-year-olds will dash five panels on the Monmouth Park lawn in Saturday’s $100,000 Tyro S.

I liked how #5 Bart’s Dream (5-1) rallied for victory at first calling on the Gulfstream Park All-Weather oval and will tab him for success in his turf and black-type bow. The $37,000 juvenile buy was slow early and didn’t take much money in his June 25 unveiling, but the son of Chitu showed a nice turn of foot to reward his backers at 22-1 odds.

Bart’s Dream has a turf-winning sibling, and posted some grassy morning drills in South Florida in the spring. The chestnut lands in a field with substantial early speed which will aid his late kick for trainer Jose D’Angelo. Samy Camacho will be in the controls atop the selection.

#1 Power Attack (4-1) has flashed big speed in both of his career tries to date, including a facile wire-to-wire score on the Belmont lawn last time out. The dark bay son of War Dancer possesses the highest Brisnet Speed figure in the field and I expect him to flaunt early foot from the rail as soon as the gates open on Saturday.

Jorge Vargas inherits the mount atop the New York-bred speedster who will challenge for the lead from the opening bell.

The Doug O’Neill-conditioned #6 Sharp Aza Tack (5-2) led in gate-to-wire fashion at Santa Anita on debut and will aim to make it two-for-two in this spot. The dark bay son of Sharp Azteca was purchased for $100,000 in the spring, and that investment looks to be well worth it if his debut was any indication.

Sharp Aza Tack comes in fresh with a nice string of morning moves, and will be especially dangerous if he moves forward while making his local bow. Jairo Rendon will be in the stirrups atop the interesting prospect.

Tyro Wagers

  • $10 winplace: #5 Bart’s Dream ($20)
  • $5 exacta key box: 5 with 1, 6 ($20)
  • 50-cent trifecta: 1, 5 with 1, 5, 6 with all ($10)