HHR’s 2 Year Old Stakes Watch- Clever Trevor

Clever Trevor Stakes at Remington

Cairo PrinceOn Friday November 8th we have the Clever Trevor Stakes to handicap at Remington Park. Before we get into the thick of that race, let’s take a look at the results of last Sunday’s races at Aqueduct. In the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct, Stopchargingmaria obviously could not stop charging and decimated the field by 10 ¾ lengths! Divided Attention ran 2nd with Derek’s Girl up for the show. The big talk was focused around the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct, though. Cairo Prince won by 2 ½ lengths over Financial Mogul and paid $10.60 for the win. Cairo Prince, son of Pioneerof the Nile, may very well have his sights set on the Remsen and will definitely be a 2 year old to keep an eye on going forward. Now let’s take a look at the Clever Trevor at Remington.

$100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes

Dunkin BendThe $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes is the 8th race on the card Friday at Remington and will host a field of 8 two year olds traveling 7 furlongs. Dunkin Bend is the 7/5 morning line favorite. He recently won the Grade 3 Sapling at Monmouth on September 1st and looks ready for this field. He will get some stiff competition from Guns Loaded, though; who is 5/2 on the ML. Guns Loaded hasn’t won since his career debut in July, but has put up valiant efforts running 5th in the Del Mar Futurity and 3rd in the Best Pal. Both horses have comparable speed figures and should put on quite the show! Between them, I favor Guns Loaded and I believe he should get the best of Dunkin Bend in this race. These two will be the top contenders for the Clever Trevor, but for a possible value play I like Bump Start at 9/2 on the morning line. Bump Start won his career opener at Indiana Downs by 9 ¾ lengths ridden out. He earned a respectable speed figure in that race and I believe that he could perform well here at decent odds. I look for him to be right in the mix with Dunkin Bend and Guns Loaded. Good luck everyone!




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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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