This meet’s winners through Friday were last raced at AQU (1), BEL (2), CD (1), GP (1), MTH (3), PIM (1), WO (1).
Race 6: FLEET IRISH (4)
That wide post position and today’s slight cutback might fit BUILD TO SUIT (12) like a glove but the hope is that GUCCI FACTOR (13) leans on that one early. If Manny Franco and this selection have learned to play nicely together after their wrestling match last time, they may be in position to pick up the prize late. Result: 12*-7-4*-5 ($10.60) Relaxed, he drifted to the back of the pack; came with a rush late to just miss a piece of the exacta behind a very convincing BUILD TO SUIT. GUCCI FACTOR never fired.
Race 7: RAY’SWARRIOR (1)
Both of yesterday’s turf sprint winners lead gate to wire. If fit, his class disadvantage might not matter shooting from the rail and first off the claim for Rudy Rodriguez. 9-10-3-4 ($9.10) Sprinted to the lead, held to the turn, stopped/last.
2-0-0-1 (-$4.00) on Saturday and 5-1-1-1 (-$5.10) for the meet, figuring the top picks on a $2 win ticket through Saturday, July 22.