Tipsheet: Springboard Mile

December 16th, 2020

The $200,000 Springboard Mile will be run Friday night as the 12th race at Remington Park. The race for 2-year-olds will be run at one mile on the main track and is part of the 2021 Road to the Kentucky Derby series with 10-4-2-1 points going to the top four finishers.

Top Picks for the Springboard Mile

  • #10 Joe Frazier
  • #8 Cowan
  • #9 Outadore
  • #6 Game Day Play

Betting the Springboard Mile S.

  • $20 win - 10
  • $10 ex - 6,8,9 with 10

Springboard Mile Analysis

#1 Senor Buscador (15-1) made up 10 lengths to win going away in his well-bet career debut here going 5 1/2 furlongs and now stretches out to two turns from the rail. He gets tested for class but is by Mineshaft out of a stakes-winning dam whose first two foals to race are stakes winners.

#2 Number One Dude (6-1) is a speedball and 3-for-3, all over this main track and all against Oklahoma-bred company, so he has some questions to answer. But he draws well against a bulky field and Karl Craddock shows a healthy, flat-bet profit with his last 104 2-year-old starters.

#3 Vim and Vigor (20-1) broke his maiden third time out in his two-turn debut here but then came back against open allowance foes going this distance and was a close third in fast time. Son of Vancouver looks like he has learned to settle and finish better.   

#4 Gushing Oil (15-1) broke his maiden pulling away in his well-bet career debut here going 6 furlongs in good time. He came back as the 11-10 favorite in the Clever Trevor S. and raced evenly in slowish time. Lane Luzzi rides back – 31% when he rides for Danny Pish.

#5 Red N Wild (12-1), a speedy colt by Bayern, just missed in the Clever Trevor two starts back then stretched out to this distance and wore them down in the stretch. He seemed like he relaxed better for Sophie Doyle and she is showing a flat-bet profit with her 130 route mounts this year.   

#6 Game Day Play (10-1) broke his maiden second time out when blinkers were added then came back two starts later with a sharp win. Since then he shows a couple of fast, five-furlong breezes for Bret Calhoun and gets Lindey Wade back aboard – 29% when he rides for Calhoun.

#7 Saffa’s Day (10-1) looked great when he won his career debut by five lengths against salty maidens at Keeneland, then he came back there and tired badly on a rock-hard track against stakes foes in crazy time. Off for six weeks, he adds Lasix for his two-turn debut.

#8 Cowan (4-1) ran well in three straight races on the turf when blinkers were added in Kentucky. The son of Kantharos stretches out to two turns for Steve Asmussen, who wins 17% stretching out and 22% with Stewart Elliott. His last four workouts indicate that he’s ready.

#9 Outadore (3-1) has made all three career starts on the turf where he won a $500K turf sprint stake at Kentucky Downs, then came back to hold on for third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). Wesley Ward gives him the complete makeover with the removal of blinkers and addition of Lasix while picking up leading rider David Cabrera.

#10 Joe Frazier (5-1) looked very professional when he broke his maiden on a wet track at Keeneland, then showed good speed on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs when stretched out to two turns. Brad Cox is having a career year and wins 26% when he adds Lasix for the first time.

#11 Flash of Mischief (15-1) showed good speed before weakening here going 5 1/2 furlongs, then the son of Into Mischief shipped to Delta Downs where he broke his maiden by over six lengths. Back here for Karl Broberg, he stretches out with Ramon Vazquez.