Churchill Downs, Race 3 – 05/27/2023
By 2YO EdgeMan
CD3:052723 – Spendthrift Farm’s First-Crop sire – Omaha Beach – sent out another winner in this one when #7 Easy Red came a runnin’ down the lane to score by a short head on the wire over #2 Luxuriate. Our pick #1 Princess Mitole set all the pace (23.15 & 47.57) until the quarter pole before she ran out of steam and the #2 horse caught her. But the winner said, ‘why not me?’ and nipped the #2 horse on the line in 1:00.27 (with a disappointing EBSF of 53). She returned a scant $5.12 to her $2W backers. This victory announced Dougie O’Neill’s presence at Churchill in our beloved 2YO MSW races and Rey Gutierrez just keeps on keepin’ on. Learnings – Go with your head and stick with your first instinct. We had the winner picked and the article was written indicating that she’d be your winner, but then my heart got in the way and I over thought it and went with the Mitole filly.
One more race that we are tracking this weekend – CD2 on Monday – our ‘Picks, Plays and Pontification’ piece will be up for that event on this dynamite website soon. Have a great holiday tomorrow, be safe and thanks for all of you who support of our stuff – you are the best!