Nick Shiambouros started the week in style when both his selections won at Saratoga. Nick heads back to the Spa with two more fancies...
"Trainer Chad Brown appears to have found the perfect spot for her"
The Queens Jules to reign
The Queens Jules should go close in this $12.5k claimer on the main track.
This gelding finished third to Copper Town in a $32k claimer at Belmont Park in June. He chased the leaders in to the straight, and ran on willingly in the closing stages. Trainer Mertkan Kantarmaci drops him aggressively, and should be rewarded with a big effort. The Kantarmaci stable has had a winner at the meeting, and has a 32% strike rate when dropping two or more classes. The gifted Jose Lezcano has the riding assignment. Anything around 3.55/2 will do.
Motivated Seller strong win candidate
I am going to side with Motivated Seller in this interesting $80k optional claimer on the main track.
This talented filly finished down the field in the Grade 1 La Brea at Santa Anita last December. She held every chance at the entrance to the straight, but was left behind when the pace lifted. She had previously finished a close second in a Stakes race at Keeneland. There have been a couple of long gaps between races which is a concern, but her overall form is strong. Trainer Chad Brown appears to have found the perfect spot for her. The brilliant Irad Ortiz has the riding assignment. BSP is recommended.
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Nick’s Weekly P/L
2021 Overall +60.22
2020 Overall: +96.9
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