Picks and Ponderings: Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks Preview

Over at Picks and Ponderings, I tackled Saturday’s pair of three-year-old points races at Turfway: the Spiral Stakes (GIII) and the Bourbonette Oaks (GIII).

Both races drew huge fields, twelve plus two on the AE list.  Both drew a mix of more familiar Derby and Oaks trail types along with new faces: horses who are reaching, horses who have synthetic-track form, horses who are trying to find their place.  All in all, they are as difficult as you would expect races with such big fields to be.  From a betting perspective, there are prices to be found — particularly in the Spiral, where I want nothing to do with the likely favourite.

Head on over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of the Spiral and the Bourbonette, and let me know in the comments what you think!

2 thoughts on “Picks and Ponderings: Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks Preview

  1. I was very much impressed when I read your pre-race analysis of the Bourbonette Oaks. For an outsider you broke down the race the same way I did beforehand. Happily we were just a little bit better last Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your stuff going forward.

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