Update [4:25 p.m.]: Sorry I couldn’t elaborate on these picks, but I had to be out for most of the day and am only just watching the replays of the earlier races.
Race 4: Maiden Special Weight at 1 1/16 miles on the turf for NY-bred fillies and mares
$10 Win 1 (WINNER; Payout: $42.00)
$5 Win 3
Update: Chloe Bear ($8.40) was the half of the entry that I really liked so I was glad to see her stay in the race. She got a good trip and wore down Celesta to win by a head.
Race 7: Optional Claiming $25,000/N1X at 1 1/16 miles on the turf for NY-bred fillies and mares
$10 Win 5 (WINNER; Payout: $206.00)
$5 Win 9
Update: I got pretty excited entering the stretch when 50-1 Star Black, my second choice, was still leading the pack after setting slow fractions, but former “Horse to Watch” Frosty Bay ($41.20) proved much the best as she sliced between horses late to gut out the victory.
Race 9: Claiming $16,000N2L at 1 1/16 miles miles on the turf
$10 Win 9
Update [6:18 p.m.]: Well, Jackin My Style didn’t run a step despite getting back on his preferred surface. Still, it was a good day all in all as it’s been a little while since I’ve given out a winner like Frosty Bay on here. I’ve welcomed the return of turf racing in New York and I hope to offer more good opinions as the better barns ship back in and we move onto Belmont.