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Jeff Siegel: National Best Plays | Monday, July 4, 2022

by Jeff Siegel

July 4, 2022


Monmouth Park – Seventh race. Post time: 3:09 ET
7-Pass and Stow (3-1)

Loved the way this highly-promising sophomore colt broke his maiden at first asking sprinting from the rail last month, doing so while under pressure throughout but having plenty of reserve speed left in the tank enroute to a more than four length victory. The speed figure was strong, so we’re expecting this son of Medaglia d’Oro to move right up on the class ladder and win again as the likely controlling speed in this two-turn first-level allowance event. Three easy workouts since raced is another strong indicator of likely forward move by the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained sophomore. He’s 3-1 on the morning line and is a strong play at or near that price.

Los Alamitos – Eighth Race. Post time: 4:30 PT
7-Candy Caramel (4-1)

One of three from the Peter Miller barn entered in this five furlong sprint and appears the best of the trio based on several factors. The daughter of Candy Ride sports two recent five furlong gate works in 1:01 flat (both fastest of the morning) at San Luis Rey Downs to have her plenty fit to go along with a sizzling :21 flat breeze at the OBS April sale to indicate intense sprint speed. From her cozy outside draw under top rider Juan Hernandez, she looks to be extremely well-meant, so at or near her morning line of 4-1 let’s make this promising juvenile filly a win play and rolling exotic single.