This week, the polytrack types get their final chance to get on the Derby Trail and the Oaks Trail by proving their prowess over a synthetic surface. Attention turns to Florence, Kentucky, just south of the Ohio border from Cincinnati, to the Spiral Stakes (GIII) and the Bourbonette Oaks (GIII) at Turfway Park. Both races drew full, wide-open fields, and should be the types of races in which anyone who gets it right sees a nice return.
Over at Picks and Ponderings, I took a look at both of these prep races. Let me know what you think, and leave a comment if you think I got something really right or really wrong!