How to bet the 2023 Futurity Stakes
A total of eight juveniles will travel six panels on the Aqueduct outer lawn in Sunday’s $150,000 Futurity S. (G3). The grassy dash serves as a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.
The Derek Ryan-trained #8 Book’em Danno has yet to run on the lawn in his brief career, but the Garden State-bred gelding has given a fine impression of himself from two dirt runs and will be very tough if he takes to the green. The Bucchero juvenile cruised home an emphatic 9 1/2-length winner on debut at Monmouth Park, which preceded a measured two-length tally in the Smoke Glacken S. at the same venue.
Book’em Danno has registered healthy Brisnet Speed numbers of 88 and 94 from his two appearances to date, and the dark bay sports the catalog page to thrive on the turf, as well. The April foal picks up pilot Jose Ortiz, which is a positive.
#6 Jimmythetooth has never run a bad one from a quartet of career tries to date and has a lot of top-three appeal in this dash for conditioner Mike Maker. The bay son of World of Trouble was a sharp maiden winner on the Saratoga lawn two back, prior to closing for a decent fourth in the Juvenile Sprint S. at Kentucky Downs in his stakes bow last time out. The Michael Dubb homebred will be forwardly placed early under Manny Franco.
#3 Lamorna is still a maiden following two career efforts to date for Bill Mott, but the daughter of Munnings has flashed potential on each occasion, and I love the aggressive move to face off with the boys today. The $320,000 yearling purchase was a closing fourth in her debut run at Saratoga in a deep field, and her big late kick could play well in this field, which lacks a standout. The Kentucky-bred will make one run from well off of the early tempo with Katie Davis inheriting the mount.
Christophe Clement’s #7 Apollo Ten was a smart maiden winner on the course in a first turf experiment most recently, and the dark bay son of Violence makes sense in this spot with even minor improvement. Joel Rosario will be in the stirrups.