An evenly matched field of eight fillies and mares will enter the starting gate on Memorial Day for the 2019 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Vasilika is the 8-5 favorite, and post time is 7:03 p.m. ET.
Before you lock in any 2019 Gamely Stakes picks, you ABSOLUTELY need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling is on a hot handicapping run. In January he nailed the superfecta at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup -- a $678 payout on a $1 bet. The following month he hit the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and correctly picked War of Will to win the Risen Star Stakes.
On April 6, Demling scored the exacta and trifecta in the Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass Stakes and Wood Memorial on the same day. One week later he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Arkansas Derby. The following week, he nailed the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes, winning $408.38 on a $38.40 investment.
And just last week he scored the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, turning a $50.40 investment into $208.57. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Demling has analyzed the entire 2019 Gamely Stakes field and released where he believes every horse will finish.
We can tell you Demling wants no part of Causeforcommotion, who is listed at 8-1 on the morning line. This five-year-old mare trained by Eric Kruljac was injured at Del Mar last year, which forced her out of training for eight months. She finished third in her first race back, in April, before impressively winning the Grade 3 Santa Barbara Stakes.
But she faced a much softer field than the one she's set to face in the Gamely. In addition, the Santa Barbara was just on May 11, which means Causeforcommotion will have only 16 days between starts. That's a pretty short turnaround for a mare who was away from the races for more than 10 months.
Instead, Demling in high on a double-digit long shot, saying she has a chance to hit the board in the 2019 Gamely Stakes. If you include her in your exotics, you could be looking at a COLOSSAL payday.
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