09/19/2010 11:29AM

Monmouth: Interesting Early Betting


Do you think Jay E Tess Ess (#3) can run a little? He's taking all the money in the opener despite the presence of a couple of horses from win-early barns, such as Richard Dutrow Jr. (Blue Rock) and Kelly Breen (Ruler on Ice). My top pick, Tell Tale Friend (#2), is dead on the board at 27-1 but he does have some decent works. I also like the worktabs for Ruler on Ice (#4) and R Gold Broker (#6), though the betting suggests it would be silly to completely leave out the one horse that's clearly expected to run big.

Carlos Marquez Jr. is off all of his mounts today. Marquez, involved in a spill during the week at Belmont, took off the rest of yesterday's card following a win in the 1st race.