Monmouth Park Oaks (Grade 3): JuJu’s Map Returns Sunday

Chris Adams

Monmouth Park will host a grade 3 event for horses that were eligible for this year’s Kentucky Oaks. Juju’s Map is among the stars set to go to the gate.

Sunday Full Card Analysis

Monmouth Park- Race 1

Post: 12:15 PM ET; $27.5k Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 9

  • #8 BABY BOOMER (8-5) gets the top selection. He seems to class up really well here. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 TRILOGY (7-2) feels like a one with a shot in this spot. He will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #5 ARCADIA CALLS (9-2) isn't without hope. He should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #6 BEACH WARRIOR (5-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one.

Selections: 8 – 2 – 5 – 6

Monmouth Park- Race 2

Post: 12:44 PM ET; $25k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #2 BELMAR SUMMER (3-1) should improve off the first start and is the top pick. The pace figures from the last race say that this one could end up being a front runner in this race.
  • #4 COMODA (9-2) could be in with a shot in this race. With the top pick this one projects to have a chance to find the lead early in the race. That could be dangerous if she sets slow fractions.
  • #3 SIRENETTA (7-2) debuts here and isn't without hope. She is a relatively short price on the morning line which means the clockers are taking a shine to this filly.
  • #7 SUE B DOOO (7-2) should improve off the first start and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to take a big step forward. She yet another with pace numbers to suggest she’ll be close to the front.

Selections: 2 – 4 – 3 – 7

Monmouth Park- Race 3

Post: 1:13 PM ET; $33k Starter Optional Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #7 R B'S STAR (7-2) looks best here. She seems to fit well enough here. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #6 JOE MIKE JIM (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. She has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 PATTY CAKES (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. She goes out for the Mcburney barn and gets Rodriguez in the irons. This one should be able to sustain her speed throughout the race.
  • #4 LI'L MISS CAMILLE (4-1) could be in with a shot in this race. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 7 – 6 – 5 – 4

Monmouth Park- Race 4

Post: 1:42 PM ET; $55k Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile on turf; Entries: 11

  • #9 NETWORKING (5-1) should improve off the first start and gets the top selection. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big effort at a solid price.
  • #7 SUPERR RON (4-1) has licenses to take a step forward and appears to be a major player in this race. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Delgado and Camacho.
  • #10 BERNARDO'S LEGACY (9-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He goes out for the Hemingway barn and gets Rendon in the irons.
  • #1 FERAL'S JOY (7-2) debuts here and is getting plenty of respect from the line maker. He goes out for the Duarte barn who will give a leg up to Rodriguez.

Selections: 9 – 7 – 10- 1

Monmouth Park- Race 5

Post: 2:11 PM ET; $250k Monmouth Oaks going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 6

Juju's Map favored at Monmouth Park
JuJu’s Map | Photo Credit Coady Photography
  • #3 JUJU'S MAP (3-2) is the top pick. She has shown brilliance in her career and her best crushes here. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #5 SHAHAMA (9-5) should be competitive in this spot. She was the en vouge Kentucky Oaks shipper. Against this group she makes some sense, but feels second best.
  • #2 SHOTGUN HOTTIE (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a top effort.
  • #4 RUNAWAY WIFE (4-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She may benefit from a hot pace up front. She has run well at these dirt routes before.

Selections: 3 – 5 – 2 – 4

Monmouth Park- Race 6

Post: 2:40 PM ET; $55k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #5 HASHTAG NO WONDER (3-1) looks best here. He shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16th mile distance. This one could get the right setup in this race.
  • #1 MANASSAS (8-1) debuts here and should be competitive in this spot. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Pletcher and Davis.
  • #3 ROCK THE STARS (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. He will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here. This one may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #7 AMERICAN DAY (10-1) is a price horse and feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has had 8 tries to get the job done and remains a maiden. It’s getting a little hard to see him as a win candidate at this level, but maybe he can get involved for a piece.

Selections: 5 – 1 – 3 – 7

Monmouth Park- Race 7

Post: 3:10 PM ET; $62.5k Allowance Optional Claiming going 5 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #2 STRATOFORTRESS (9-5) gets the top selection. He looks to be the class of the field. This one will likely be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire.
  • #4 HERO TIGER (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He could get the right pace setup in this race.
  • #6 FEAST (2-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has races good enough to beat this group. It would be surprising to see him not in the mix as the horses run to the shadow of the wire.
  • #1 POWERFULLY BUILT (8-1) isn't without hope. He comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 2 – 4 – 6 – 1

Monmouth Park- Race 8

Post: 3:40 PM ET; $57.5k Allowance going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 10

  • #9 BAM BAM BLU (5-2) is the top pick. He makes sense on speed figures. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #3 CUSTOM BOBBY'S (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one seems to fit well enough here on class.
  • #8 STANDUP (9-2) appears to be a major player in this race. The recent company says that this one could be well prepped to be good here.
  • #4 JESTERS HONOR (6-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He seems like the type that will be right there but lack the punch to make it all the way to the wire.

Selections: 9 – 3 – 8 – 4

Monmouth Park- Race 9

Post: 4:10 PM ET; $75k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #8 CRAFTY DON (5-1) looks best here. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #1 SHIELD OF FAITH (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Camejo and Rojas.
  • #9 DR. DOYLE (4-1) isn't without hope. He should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #2 KAZ SWEET HEIST (6-1) is worth a look. He comes into the race in really good form. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well if things don’t go too slow up front.

Selections: 8 – 1 – 9 – 2

Monmouth Park- Race 10

Post: 4:40 PM ET; $19k Maiden Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 11

  • #10 LE COSTE (9-5) gets the top selection. He has a good foundation and should be able to get the distance.
  • #1 COMMITTED (5-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has run against some decent horses relative to the field.
  • #3 PERPETUAL CHANGE (7-2) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He goes out for the Breen barn and gets Jimenez in the irons.
  • #4 WIZARD SERRAT (12-1) is a price horse and although not as likely as the #3, he’s a much better value. He goes out for the Avila barn who legs up Camacho here. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.

Selections: 10- 1 – 3 – 4

Monmouth Park- Race 11

Post: 5:10 PM ET; $71.875k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #5 IRISH BOOLUM (5-2) is the top pick. He looks to be the class of the field. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #6 YOUNG GUN (7-2) should improve off the first start and appears to be a major player in this race. He is well bred for the 6 furlongs.
  • #1 HELLO POP (9-5) should be competitive in this spot. He could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end. This one seems to fit well enough here on class.
  • #7 FOREST FROST (6-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. The combination of Keller and Hernandez make this one a player to hit the board in this spot..

Selections: 5 – 6 – 1 – 7

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.