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.