By Jennifer Morrison
Sunday’s Best Bet: 5- MORAL TURPITUDE – Race 4
Sunday’s Longshot Play: 2 – HALF TO RELOAD – Race 9
RACE 1: 7 – MOONQUEST; 1- GUARD OF HONOUR; 4 – MIGHTY SEA; 6- COLLABORATIVE
I picked Moonquest in his return from a one-year layoff on April 29 and he ran well to be third in a fast race. He has worked quickly since then and should handle the 1 1/16 miles. Guard of HOnour is getting one of the biggest class drops in racing – MSW to maiden claiming.
RACE 2: 8- HEAT MERCHANT; 3 – POSTURING; 5 – SOUPED UP; 9 – SENSING HOLIDAY
RACE 3: 6- SOCIETY’S KAT; 2- FOOLISH GAMES ; 3- FLOWERS ‘N BERRIES; 1- O WOW
While Foolish Games had a big debut win last month and posted a 70 Beyer Figure, she might be tested on the early pace in this second start. I like the way Society’s Kat has been working from a time standpoint this spring and she may be able to reel in the speed.
RACE 4: 5- MORAL TURPITUDE; 4 – BIJOU BABY; 2 – TAPPING A RHYTHM; 1 – LIAM’S AWESOME;
Moral Turpitude probably should have won her maiden by now but she has had more than her fair share of trouble in her races. In her Woodbine debut she broke slowly and then made a good gain along the rail but it was too late. Patrick Husbands takes over.
RACE 5: 2- MY BOY PRINCE; 4 – TUNECHI; 6 – MODDASSAH; 3- SOUTHERN SYLE
Last year’s CTHS Ontario yearling sale topper My Boy Prince had a very fast gate workout on May 13 and is a leading player in this 2-year-old dash. I respect Tunechi also, a son of Outwork who is trained by Barbara Minshall for Legion Bloodstock.
RACE 6: 5 – LAPOCHKA; 2 – CITRUS BOY; 8- LENNY K; 6 – THE GREAT OZ
RACE 7: 5 – WICO (IRE); 6- STAYHONOR GOODSIDE; 8 – TWIN CITY; 7 – VELOCITOR
The $100,000 King Corrie Stakes for 3-year-olds is at 7 furlongs and the lone invader, Wico (Ire) won his maiden with an 85 Beyer Figure on Tapeta at Turfway two starts ago. He had a wide trip on the grass last time. He gets the slight nod. The others are all Canadian breds seeking to start a good journey to the King’s Plate and most of them are interesting in this field. Stayhonor Goodside has the benefits of a race when third in the fast Woodstock Stakes.
RACE 8: 5- HUNT MASTER; 6- PRICELESS WILL; 7- HILARIOUS AFFAIR; 4 – SIR SEAMUS
(check out Handicapping tips at Ontario Racing for more on Hunt Master https://ontarioracing.com/news-and-results/top-racing-headlines/2023/handicapping-spring-racing-in-ontario)
RACE 9: 6- JAMIESTA; 2 – HALF TO RELOAD; 8 – GIVE ME MY MONEY;; 7- BOSS HOLIDAY