Beginning of Something Great?

Monmouth Park

Let’s hope so! Best of luck to everyone playing Monmouth’s bold experiment today. Get your spreadsheets together (I’m doing that now), your notes in order and your cooler packed… summer is starting with or without you!

Players are certainly a buzz about the full competitive fields but one has to think that trainers must be jazzed about the bargain hunting possibilities that exist in the claiming ranks. For example, the 2nd today is a $5k claimer where many of the entrants had been running for a tag between $10k – $20k. And perhaps the other side of that coin is that owners can more easily liquidate while potentially winning more purse money. Owners with actual $5k claimers must be really bummed about this. At any rate, it should be interesting to see how it all plays out.

I put in my guesses picks for day one of Survival at the Shore.

Race 8: Wide Open Road: last win at the distance off a similar break

Race 9: Da Plane: love the works, cut back looks perfect

Race 10: Supah Prince: big jump for high % trainer, should do ok w/the pace & distance

Today’s the last day to register… I have no doubt you’ll do better than me, so what are you waiting for? Good luck everyone!