Two Horses to Watch

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Frisco Bash
Frisco Bash is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Monday, June 14, 2021

Beep... beep... beep! Our signals point to Prairie Meadows and Delaware Park as destination spots for our Radar Horses: BLAZE AWAY N HIDE and FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY. Each of them has a great shot at bringing home the win. Let's have a closer look at their profiles.

BLAZE AWAY N HIDE — Monday, June 14, 2021 @ Prairie Meadows, Race 6.

Post Time is 6:15 PM CT.

Radar Insight: Hot trainer/jockey combo with 43% wins in 7 starts.

The daughter of RUN AWAY AND HIDE breaks from post-position two, with a morning-line odds of 2-1. She's owned by NBS Stable, trained by Jon G. Arnett, and will be ridden by jockey Elvin Gonzalez for the four and a half furlong assignment.

She enters off a fourth-place finish last time out at Prairie Meadows, with previous rider Alex Birzer aboard. It was a two furlong race, and she was a $1.20 to win favorite that day. She didn't win, but gained valuable experience from that race. Compare her experience with the next three betting favorites—CENTERFOLD, INTERSTELLAR, I THINK I KNOW YOU— who are all making just their very first starts. It's clear that experience is one of BLAZE AWAY N HIDE's advantages.

Note there are two others in the field she already out-finished: REMITTANCE SENT and RAGGY. 

In preparation for this event, BLAZE AWAY N HIDE delivered a 3F workout in 36.00, "breezing from the gate" as the 4th best of 9 workouts. She's as sharp as a tack. 

FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY — Monday, June 14, 2021 @ Delaware Park, Race 6.

Post Time is 3:45 PM ET.

Radar Insight: Distance specialist with 40% wins in 5 starts with 3 seconds.

The son of SKY MESA breaks from the fifth slot as the 8-5 morning-line favorite. He is trained by Jaime Ness and owned by Johnson, Troy, Lo, Charles and Jagger, Inc., and will be piloted by new rider Jaimie Rodriguez for the 1 mile 70 yd assignment. 

This horse is at the top of his game. He has put together two consecutive wins, one at Pimlico and the other at Parx Racing, and set two new top speed figures over the last two races. 

His recently earned 112 ESF rating simply towers over this field. For example, the next favorite, a 3-1 shot, earned a 105 ESF last time out, in what was a Grade 3 race.

We might expect FORLOVEOFCOUNTRY to show some good early zip, considering the speed he's shown in his last two races. If he secures the lead and is permitted to relax on the front end, the competition could be running for second.

Source: Equibase

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