Brave Monarch takes on 9 rivals in the 25k maiden claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf this afternoon at Pimlico. He's trained well since his debut and we are looking forward another solid performance. He should improve having a race under his belt. We'll look to be a few lengths off the early pace before closing in on them late. Our colt will benefit from a hot pace up front being a closer.
Fire Ruler tries the turf for the first time for trainer Mike Trombetta. A son of Roman Ruler, he was 2nd last time out in his first try around two turns. He has the highest last race Beyer of any horse in the field (52). Even though he returns in two weeks, if he takes to the turf, he is a very logical contender.
Maddy's Ravens is another horse trying the turf for the first time after a few decent tries at this level over the dirt. He should be close to the pace early and could try to take them gate to wire. He'll likely have company on the lead if Beaver Creek shows speed again.
Overall, this is a pretty weak field. We like our chances in here
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