First at Laurel Park is the General George Stakes, 7 furlongs, Grade 3, for 4YO+.
At Santa Anita there is the big race of the day, the Grade 2 San Vincente, 200k for top 3YOs. My top 3 are Nyquist, El Charro and Sheikh of Sheiks.
There is no stopping Nyquist from going undefeated in 6. I’m a fan of his consistent fast speed figures, and same for distance and prior track runs here. El Charro is my overlay pick here. Boosted speed figure to 96 in the Mucho Macho Man a month ago at Gulfstream, ahead of an 86. Could have run better there, as he was going 4 wide. Also best turn time and turn time gain of the field. Sheikh put up lifetime bests of 92 and 89 in last two, and seems fastest of these based on his early/pressing run style. Waiting 6 weeks to stretch out from 6 furlongs. Also has competitive turn time.