How to bet the 2024 Forego Stakes

February 2nd, 2024

A total of eight horses will go postward in the Saturday feature at Turfway Park, the $125,000 Forego S. The 6 1/2-furlong tilt on the All-Weather attracted a talented and well-matched group, with the Wesley Ward-trained #4 Arrest Me Red among the main players. 

Forego Wagers

  • $2 superfecta 4 with 3,7 with 3,7 with all ($20)
  • $2 superfecta 4 with 3,7 with all with 3,7 ($20)
  • $1 superfecta 3,7 with 4 with 3,7 with all ($10)
  • $1 superfecta 3,7 with 4 with all with 3,7 ($10)

The six-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile gelding is a Grade 2 winner who has worked primarily as a turf sprinter in his lifetime, and I think he landed in a perfect spot to get back to his winning ways while making his synthetic debut. This Kentucky-bred bay has the back class to be tough to defeat with his best showing in this run, and the Lael Stables’ color bearer also signaled his readiness for the dash with a bullet morning drill at this venue, as well. A clean break from the gate beneath Walter Rodriguez could find the leading selection on the lead early on.

Synthetic specialist #7 Surly Furious hasn’t won in six starts dating back to July, but the stout late runner has been in good form at this venue as of late and seems like a good exotics piece with some value for trainer Glenn Wismer. The six-year-old son of Upstart cuts back following a route run in the allowance ranks most recently and ran a big one the last time he used this kind of move in the past. The Kentucky-bred bay could peak in his third appearance off the short layoff with Luan Machado in the silks. 

Recent Holiday Cheer S. victor #3 Night Time was a close third in the contest in 2023 and is a top-three must use for conditioner Bill Morey. The chestnut son of Majesticperfection has been sharp in each of his four assignments since being claimed by this outfit, and in a field lacking a lot of pace, he figures to receive an advantageous journey while always close to the tempo, as well. The seven-year-old Kentucky-bred continues to train in swift fashion on the oval and will have Fernando de la Cruz on board once again.