November 1, 2020/ 1:05 p.m.
Here is a look at two big Sunday's races at Woodbine, both of which should be very good events, including the $250,000 Coronation Futility.
Race 7 - Maiden Special Weight ($126,000)
11 colts and geldings, including five-first timers, will go one mile on the turf.
Analysis: #6 Money Printer (12/1) is a son of Tapit and has a very good last training session, going five-furlongs in just over one minute. Trainer Josie Carroll, who has a 17% win rate with first-timers, and jockey Daisuke Fukumoto have a 41% win rate when working together. #5 Perfect Chime is the most experienced of the starters, with three cashes in five career events, although this is only her second start on the grass. She returns to the turf after finishing third on the dirt at the current level and distance. #3 Amanofmystature (6/1), who was purchased for $150,000, is a son of Into Mischief and had an outstanding debut on the turf the last time out despite breaking through the gate. I expect him to be a major factor, if he doesn’t get scratched as Amanofmystature last raced just a couple of weeks ago.#9 Trinity Gold (10/1) along with #11 American Great (20/1) turned in a very good workout two training sessions ago and both could be factors here.
Best Bets: I will take a show bet on the #6. I also will go with a #6, #5, #3 exacta box.
Race 8 - Coronation Futility (Purse - $250,000)
Eight colts and geldings foaled in Canada will go one and one-eighth miles on the all-weather surface. None of the runners have gone this distance before so expect an interesting race.
Analysis: #2 Tio Magico (3/1) demonstrated massive improvement in his second outing as he stretched out from six furlongs to one and one-sixteenth miles despite occurring massive trouble once again. Tio Magico has also turned in a pair of strong workouts since that Oct. 4 race. Plus, trainer Gail Cox -- who is training the son of Uncle Mo -- has a 26% strike rate with 2-year-olds as well as a 21% win rate in stakes races. #5 British Royalty (6/1) used a strong close to break his maiden in his debut in a mile event. #8 Stephen (7/2) will look to get off to a better start when he broke slow but he still finished a one-half length behind Tio Magico in a $126,000 maiden special weight race as the son of Constitution made up five lengths down the stretch. #6 Threefiftyseven (8/1) has run well this year and switches back to the all-weather track after finishing behind Master Spy in the Cup and Saucer Stakes on Oct. 10.
Best Bets: I like a win bet on #2 along with a show bet on #8.