Enlightened Trails make their debut at Delaware Park, as the First State hosts 2 ET races, one each on Wednesday and Thursday.
For Thursday it’s the Strike Your Colors Stakes, for top colts/geldings at 2YO, going 5.5 furlongs, 50k purse. My top 3 in this field of 7 are Greatbullsoffire, Prince Of Kentucky and Southern Perfection, as I take the favorite out of the first 2 spots and aim for value first/
Greatbullsoffire won his maiden debut on 7/17 at Laurel, with a nice 78 Brisnet, wire to wire finish at 5 furlongs on turf. That 78 is the fastest of this field. One of the two leading turn times with 23 seconds. Track bias likes sprinters in posts 4 through 7. In 56 races, E types are winning at 56%, and 16% on both rail and posts 4-7.
Prince Of Kentucky was 6th in his debut 6/11 here vs 40k maidens. Won his next start on 7/4, facing 20k maidens, winning by 5.25 lengths. The increase in Brisnet speed is of some concern. The 79 score last out shares as best speed for track and distance. Best works of the field with 3 here, one very fast.
Southernperfection won her debut vs 34k fillies here on 7/11. Carrying just 113 lbs, lightest of the field. One of two horses improving on leader between 1st and 2nd call.