by Jeff Siegel
June 18, 2020
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Churchill Downs – 6th race. Post time: 3:42 ET
This sophomore son of Blame may be worth a bit of gamble in his first try around two turn and his first on grass. Out of mare by Galileo, the W. Mott-trained colt certainly is bred to run long on the sod, and after chasing home the extremely talented Art Collector in a fast main track dash last month he’ll certainly enjoy this softer assignment. Competitive on speed figures with the possibility of producing a significant forward move under these conditions, the lightly-raced colt is facing a make-or-break situation today so let’s see what he can do at or around his morning line of 6-1.
Belmont Park – 8th race. Post time: 5:04 ET
1 – Morning Colors (9/2)
Displayed plenty of talent and potential in her maiden win at Tampa Bay Downs in early March while giving the impression that she has the ability to develop into a very useful grass filly for trainer C. Clement, who excels with this type of runner. In that race she was very keen early and unsettled during the early stages, relaxed midway, hit the front with authority entering the lane and then when challenged in the final sixteenth found something extra to win with something left. From her rail post today, the daughter of Midshipman should draft into an excellent ground-saving position under J. Rosario and perhaps even establish the pace if it’s handed to her. This New York-bred first-level allowance event seems well within her capabilities, so let’s put her on top and hope to close to her morning line of 9/2.