Best bets from Will Rogers Downs on Monday



Nick Shiambouros ended the week with a winner when Ny Traffic won at Belmont Park. Nick heads to Will Rogers Downs with two selections from the Monday card…

Sooner Than Sooner to graduate

Race 2 19:28 Will Rogers Downs – Sooner Than Sooner

Sooner Than Sooner should open his account in this $7.5 maiden claimer on the main track.

This gelding finished fifth to Scarlett’s Jack in a Maiden Special Weight over this course last month. He was forwardly placed in the early stages, but weakened quickly when the chips were down. The track was muddy, and did not appear to handle the conditions. Trainer Ray Ashford drops him aggressively and should be rewarded with a big effort. The gifted Curtis Kimes has the riding assignment. Anything around 3.02/1 will do.

Pretty Britches to take feature

Race 8 22:16 Will Rogers Downs – Pretty Britches

Pretty Britches is taken to win this Stakes race on the main track.

This mare beat Sweet Mary M in an allowance race over this course in March. Despite not changing leads in the straight, she found plenty for pressure and held on well in the closing stages. She is a six time course winner, and has won at this level in the past. The Karl Broburg stable has not been in the best of form at the meeting, but this consistent mare can get things rolling. This is a competitive race so BSP is recommended.