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2014 Bowling Green

Bowling Green at Belmont

GrandeurIt’s time to preview the Grade 2 Bowling Green Handicap for four year olds and up going a distance of 11/2 miles on the turf course for a purse of  $200,000. The  morning line favorite is Jeremy Noseda’s Grandeur with Joel Rosario in the irons. Most of his races that show up are overseas events and you know how I feel about that, however he does show two races in the states. From what I can tell from these two races he does like to come off the pace. He has two impressive speed figures and that is good. I have to give him a chance in this short field. Second choice in the ML is Todd Pletcher’s Boisterous with John Velazquez in the saddle. He likes to lay a little closer to the pace but not on the lead. He ran third in this race a year ago as the favorite. His last graded stakes win came a year ago in the ManOWar stakes where he was also the public choice in that one.

BoisterousThird choice in the morning line is Jason Servis’ Hangover Kid with the pilot being Jose Lezcano. He likes to come from far off the pace when he tries for the win. He shows me a couple of claiming races last year but seems to be on the improve. This race is a tough one for me. Everyone knows that I do not handicap turf races too well at all. But here goes. It appears to me that Horvat Clan wants the lead and could have it all to himself. The problem with him is that he has hardly ever been outside the claiming race, save the Allowance he won last out. And I believe that he could have company up there with Chamois, also indicating that he wants the lead. So I see those two locked  in a speed duel and Boisterous running them down with Grandeur on his heels. Reflecting will be third. Happy Handicapping Guys and Gals!

 

 

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