HOLY SAINT — Monday, August 2nd, 2021 @ Delaware Park, Race 2.
Post Time is 1:45 PM ET.
Radar Insight: HOLY SAINT has two wins, two seconds and a third at Delaware Park. A horse for the course.
M J M Stable's HOLY SAINT breaks from the rail at odds of 9-5. He's the top favorite of the six-horse field, tasked with sprinting six furlongs over the main track. The 4-year-old son of GHOSTZAPPER exits a second-place finish against similar opponents, but at the shorter 5.5 furlong distance. He closed well that day and now gets an extra half furlong in distance to to fully use his late kick. Today marks his second start since being claimed by trainer Victor Carrasco Jr.—who incidentally converts well (24% rate) with horses making their second start from being claimed. Jockey Isaac Castillo was aboard for the last ride, and is back again for the assignment.
MISSALPHA — Monday, August 2nd, 2021 @ Finger Lakes, Race 8.
Post Time is 4:33 PM ET.
Radar Insight: Comment: MISSALPHA ran the top, late race speed figure and his resume says it could go higher in the third start after a layoff.
My Purple Haze Stables' MISSALPHA will be a tough competitor at this spot. The Chris J. Englehart trainee breaks from post position three, with a morning-line odds of 3-1. Regular rider John R. Davila Jr., will be onboard for the assignment. He exits a wire to wire victory over this same track and distance, and drew clear of his rivals at the end. Moreover, he earned a new top speed figure for that effort. Note that Davila Jr. and Englehart have teamed up to win at a 26% rate over the past two months. On top of that, Englehart's conversion rates for horses making their third race off a layoff is a superb 29%. MISSALPHA doesn't need the lead to win; he could take a stalking trip and let the speed horses (and there are several) wear each other out before pouncing.
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