Monday’s 7th race from Almost Isle Downs is the $100,000 Tom Ridge Stakes for three-year-olds racing six furlongs on the all-weather surface (start time 4:12 p.m. EDT).
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The No. 3 ALL IN SYNC (4-1) does some of his best six-back work and proved he can handle an all-weather pitch in a clear finish in the Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine on May 1. loose front runner nobles in this event, but he ran well for the spot and should keep pace to chase there.
No. 6 Nobals (2-1) has wired the field in its last three all-weather sprints. He stalked, pounced and scored smartly on his hometown debut last summer and should be respected in his current form.
The No. 7 One Timer (8-5) won his first three starts last year and two of them were stake scores. He hasn’t been seen since picking up the pace and finishing the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) draw. He shoots for it and should impact the pace. He easily won his two all-weather sprint starts at Arlington Park last summer.
No. 8 Circle Back Jack (12-1) is planning a stalking trip on the outside and might be able to get a piece of it. He finished 4th in a turf sprint stake at Keeneland last time out and finished second Bright Twilight returned to capture the Mamzelle at Churchill Downs on 14 May. This sophomore gelding swerved away from the outside post and broke his young daughter during an all-weather sprint at Turfway on March 12, and he earned a competitive speed rating that day.
No. 3 to win
Box Exacta 3-6
Trifecta key 3/6-7-8
Recent Best Bet Winners
May 5 – Tom’s Regret ($6.40), trifecta ($430.80)
May 6 – Olympiad ($3.80), exacta ($12.00)
May 7 – Jackie’s Warrior / Reinvestment Risk / Trifecta Aloha West ($47.60)
May 10 – Li’l Jimmi Sue ($5.00), exacta ($11.00)
May 12 – I’m Blushing ($7.20)
May 13 – Teddy’s Barino ($4.00), trifecta ($65.80)
May 15 – Arzak/Tap It To Win exacta ($33.10)
May 18 – Thealligatorhunter ($2.80) – tied
May 20 – First Captain/Vindictive exacta ($42.00)
May 22 – Doc Adams ($5.60)