In case you didn’t see it on the track’s website, here is Angela Hermann’s look at our race:
#8 Tens Wild
#5 Why Frank
#6 Vino Limbo Tango
$.50 Trifecta ($14 total)
$1 Exacta Box ($8 total)
Some class relief comes to most in the third but it’s an above-average $16,000 claimer on turf. From the looks of it the pace shouldn’t be too hotly contested and a lot will depend on a sprinter stretching out and a fleet dirt horse trying turf for the first time…..neither a type of horse that can be singled with much confidence.
Tens Wild took further off the pace last time than he had previously and things worked out with a snappy-timed win going this distance. He’s had an assortment of different types of trips up here but the just off-the-pace style seems to suit best; this pace setup may play well into this hands and Butler seemed to get along with him great last time.
Why Frank can show speed as well but seems attuned to the type of trip the top choice should be looking for as well. Thing is, this one usually finds himself on or close to the lead in midstretch and looks for company……the nineteen slices next to just four wins in his career make him hard to love on top.
Vino Limbo Tango has some things to prove with the long drought since tasting victory, but at least he’s handled this trip in the past and could show enough speed to get the lead off his shorter recent endeavors. Franco is riding the turf very well at the moment and should this one get comfortable he may be a tiger to run down.