Extending the horse racing season beyond the Triple Crown is the Breeders Cup. “Win and You’re In” season takes place over the summer. There will be a total of 20 automatic qualifying races for the Breeders Cup over summer. In fact, it has become a television series for NBC and NBCSN. Horse players are drawn to the event. Casual fans and gamblers are paying more attention with the Horse racing odds. Overall it means that horse racing continues to build its brand and appeal. With that in mind it’s important to look at the top three-year-old males.
Despite his status as the Online wagering favorite at the Kentucky Derby, Omaha Beach was scratched. That has not discouraged gamblers from considering the colt a top prospect for the rest of the summer. Omaha Beach is a strong possibility for the Grade One Haskell Invitational on July 20. In the same way trainer Richard Mandella’s ultimate goal is a spot in the Breeders Cup Classic. Next time out Omaha Beach will be gunning for his fourth consecutive win. He is coming off an April 13 win in the Grade One Arkansas Derby.
Encompassing the strange 2019 Kentucky Derby was Maximum Security’s disappointing performance. Trainer Jason Servis led this colt to four consecutive wins with the Horse racing odds. However, on Derby Day, Maximum Security was a total flop in the slop. A final finish of 17th at Churchill Downs was a colossal disaster. Now the question is which horse is Maximum Security? On March 30 he won the Grade One Florida Derby. Offsetting that is the Derby debacle.
Yet another disappointment with the Horse racing odds for Derby Day was Game Winner. Bob Baffert trained this colt to be among the Kentucky Derby favorites. But a fifth-place finish was not what Baffert and gamblers were looking for. Prior to that was a second-place finish in the Grade One Santa Anita Derby. Most important of all were three straight wins to start Game Winner’s career. Grade One wins at the Breeders Cup Juvenile and American Pharoah Stakes highlight the resume. A return to the Breeders Cup is of paramount importance.
Unlike other top-rated horses Tacitus showed reasonably well at the Kentucky Derby. Consider the colt’s third place finish at Churchill Downs. Prior to the Run for the Roses Tacitus had won three races in a row. As a matter of fact, this William Mott trained horse won a pair of Grade Two races. Wins at the Wood Memorial and Tampa Bay Derby highlight the rap sheet.
In brief Vekoma has operated under the radar compared to other top males. Vekoma showed well leading up to the Kentucky Derby with three wins in four tries. Immediately impressive was the colt’s win at the Grade Two Blue Grass Stakes. Also impressing was a Grade Three win at the Nashua. By reason of a 12th place finish on Derby Day has Vekoma dropped in esteem.
Long Range Toddy
Steven Asmussen trained Long Range Toddy let down a lot of gamblers with a 16th place finish at the Kentucky Derby. By contrast this colt was the winner at the Grade Two Rebel Stakes. In turn that win showed the potential of this horse and gives him a shot at the Breeders Cup.