Why I’m betting Forty Under in the 2019 Penn Mile

Forty Under training at Churchill Downs - © Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM Saturday’s $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (G2) at Penn National is stacked with accomplished 3-year-old turf runners, but despite the competitive look of the race, I’m expecting #5 Forty Under to deliver a winning performance. After he finished ninth in his debut sprinting on dirt at Saratoga last summer, Forty Under switched to turf, stretched out to 1 1/16 miles and promptly sprung a 20-1 upset in another [...]

Saratoga 2yos Analysis: Bill Mott Gets Hot

Two weekends ago, the juvenile races at Saratoga were dominated by trainer Steve Asmussen. Last weekend, it was Bill Mott’s turn to take the spotlight. The Hall of Fame trainer, best known as the conditioner of two-time Horse of the Year Cigar, has been enjoying a strong Saratoga meet with nine wins from his first 42 starters. Two of those victories came on Saturday, courtesy of the two-year-olds Casa Creed and Mucho. Both ran very well in their respective races, [...]