‘Simpsons’ Overture For Breeders CrownThis upcoming weekend, stakes-wise, Vernon Downs hosts the Simpsons Stakes, key events in the Grand Circuit, which points its engines north to Woodbine, where Breeders Crown-eligibles are poised to conquer their elimination miles to get into the final.
Minettasuppence (7) was hung badly and beaten as the choice last week. And (10) The Future showed great early speed at 8-1 and finished fourth when caught. He could go all the way tonight, needing that race, and he could also save some for late and brush big in the stretch.
(4) Mac’s Derrick T tossed in a real clunker after sending up a flare the race before. We will go with him again as a courageous single (since his odds should be very high). This is one of those upsets that makes a ticket priceless. We know because we have called similar before.
(6) My Tryin Ryan broke last out in a similar field of trotters. He regained his gait well and came back to be fourth at 6-1. If he stays flat he could wire this field easily.
(1) Tammy’s War Box closed in slowly on the top of the field to get third at 28-1. He is in a good spot to do the same more productively. (7) Exit Hanover suffered from broken equipment and roughed it out to finish decently. He was 5-1, well supported enough to give him a shot without the adversity.