Your Best Racebook Options for Sunday’s Lynbrook Action
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
As we prepare for this weekend’s Lynbrook action at Belmont Park, there is one burning question at the forefront of every online horse betting fan: will I Still Miss You be able to stay undefeated?
Sunday marks the day that racebooks will get an answer to that question but until then, bettors will keep the betting odds on the move as they go back and forth with this question. No doubt whichever bettor is able to successfully answer this question will walk off a very happy man.
I Still Miss You is coming off a very dominant performance and has the opportunity to rack up her second straight stakes win as she will be competing in a field of five New York-born juveniles fillies in the 4th rendition of the $100,000 Lynbrook this Sunday.
The Lynbrook represents the final stakes, and arguably most alluring, of the Belmont spring-to-summer meet. This Sunday’s event will also mark I Still Miss You’s first event since winning the Astoria on June 8th on Big Sandy.
For those racebook players who are unfamiliar, I Still Miss You is the daughter of Majestic Warrior, owned by Gold Star Racing Stable (Matthew Hand and Brian McKenzie) and is 2-for-2 in her career for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. This Sunday’s event will mark the first time the steed has competed at six furlongs and it will be interesting to see how she fares.
I Still Miss You broke ‘her maiden’ against state-bred at Belmont. She did so by an eye-raising 3 ½ lengths on the 11th of May. Afterwards, she delivered another win at her stakes debut, just four weeks after. In that victory, I Still Miss You beat out her nearest opponent by 2 ¼ lengths. This Sunday, Jockey Javier Castellano will be competing from post #4.
Missbigtimes, who is also an Englehart trainee, finished 3rd in her first ever career start this past June 22nd. Jockey Jose Ortiz will ride Missbigtimes out of post #1 this Sunday.
Pure Silver, owned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables, got her first victory, one that was also front-running, on June 22nd. She did so by posting a 1 ½ length score in a race that was 5 ½ furlongs long. The filly, a Mission Impazible one, had gotten some training down at Palm Beach Downs before getting exported to New York.
Right after her win, Todd Pletcher – Pure Silver’s trainer, said she has been doing some work at Belmont that could certainly catch the attention of most online racebooks. How could it not after she sprinted four furlongs in 48.88 seconds on Sunday at the training track.
“It’s been straightforward what she’s been showing us in the morning,” Pletcher told the media. “She has good gate speed. She’s a pretty straightforward type of filly.”
John Velazquez, a Hall of Famer who was behind the reigns during her first win, will again heed the call. This time coming out of post #2.
There are some great racebook options for this Sunday’s event, but there’s no denying all the focus will be on I Still Miss You.