How to bet With, and Against, Two Emmys in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Stakes

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January 20th, 2023

A total of 11 horses, three of which are on the also-eligible list, will vie in Saturday’s $100,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley S. at Fair Grounds. Grade 1 victor #3 Two Emmys (5-2) was a close third in the event last campaign and rates as the one to beat for conditioner Hugh Robertson. The gelded son of English Channel makes his first run since the summer and has been training like a horse who is coming up to a big showing.

Two Emmys dons a solid 9-3-3-1 mark on the surface while facing tough foes along the way, and he will bring a lot of pace to the field while running at a distance where he has compiled a 4-1-2-1 mark in his lifetime. The Kentucky-bred chestnut has proven to be more than capable of running well off of morning drills in the past and will be forwardly placed from the opening bell.

Conditioner Brad Cox has a pair of live contenders in the heat, led by #2 Price Talk (3-1). Claimed for $80,000 in June, the six-year-old has won or placed in each of his four assignments since coming to this outfit, which includes a pair of stakes wins. The versatile son of Kitten’s Joy makes his second start since the short layoff and has the right running style to be a major player in the event from off the pace, in a cast where many of the leading contenders prefer to be in the hunt from the opening bell. Price Talk will have go-to pilot Florent Geroux in the silks.

#4 English Tavern (9-2) was a stakes runner-up in his local bow last time out and has a lot of top-three appeal for conditioner Michelle Lovell. The six-year-old son of English Channel is a stakes winner who possesses a nice turn of foot, and the chestnut also sports a nifty 6-3-1-1 mark at the 1 1/16-mile distance. The Kentucky-bred will make his third appearance since arriving in this barn and will have Deshawn Parker in the irons on Saturday.

Two Emmys – With

Two Emmys – Against

  • $30 win: #2 Price Talk ($30)
  • $10 trifecta key: 2 with 3,4 ($20)