There’s another action-packed card from Will Rogers Downs to enjoy on Tuesday, with a further ten races from the Oklahoma track beginning at 19:15.
Our man on the trading floor, Jonathan Priddey, takes us through what we should be looking out for.
The feature race of the day is at 23:15 with the Tulsa track laying on a decent stakes prize.
A field of eight notably nippy sprinters are set to take their places, with the overwhelming favourite expected to be Teri Luneack’s local hero Welder.
The Oklahoma-bred grey towers over his rivals with career earnings of $973,000 – more than the total haul of the rest of the field combined!
This horse is simply a boss over 6f in Oklahoma with 21 wins from 32 starts: landing Champion Sprinter, Champion Older Male and Champion Oklahoma-bred honours again in 2019.
He also smashed Remington Park’s longstanding track record in the David M. Vance Stakes.
Who could beat him?
The one source of hope for Welder’s seemingly outclassed rivals is that Tuesday will be his seasonal return after a four-month break.
The grey has not won first time out in either of the last two seasons, so this could be the time to take him on.
Welder’s peak Beyer figures are well ahead of the opposition, with only habitual front-runner Shannon C looking anywhere near the same class.
Scott Young’s charge has a good strike-rate with four wins from 12 starts and has the advantage of race fitness after a nice blowout second at Will Rogers Downs over 5f three weeks ago.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication