Lone Star Park is in focus on July 15, for the Texas Futurity, both the colt and filly versions. The colt’s version opens up the 10 month-long Enlightened Derby Trail. The filly version is the 2nd such race in their Trail.
Here’s how I see the colts and geldings… This race is all of 5 furlongs, racing for a 100k purse. Top 3 here are the favored Wakefield, then longshot/overlays Moro Charlie and Silver Aces.
Moro Charlie adds blinkers after his maiden race….73 Brisnet speed in anothr 5 furlong race just a month prior. He had gone 3 wide on the turn, and was even wider in the stretch. The 73 score was the fastest of those who hadn’t won prior coming in.
Silver and Aces is a first time starter, I’m banking on his work tab. 4 races to prepare for this debut; all 4 happened at Lone Star, and the last 2 were rather fast.
As for the fillies, their version of the Texas Futurity is of a duplicate nature, 100k purse, 5 furlongs. My top 3 here are 2 favorites in Silver Moon Rising and Silvercents, then Pick N Run. I also like overlay Here’s The Deal.
Pick N Run had 2 races at 4.5 furlongs here..and won vs fellow Texas fillies with a 72 Brisnet. She had ran close to the lead early, assuming it in the stretch. The 72 score was 20 points higher than her debut.
Here’s The Deal is the one filly here with any pattern. Usually fillies are fickle in their patterns, so seeing 2 races in the 60s and the others with no such pattern makes me want to take a flyer on her.