Stand Against We The People Saturday in the WV Derby at Mountaineer

Chris Adams

We The People is favored in the West Virginia Derby on Saturday at Mountaineer. A wide open race suggests he may be a bad bet in this spot.

Mountaineer- Race 1

Post: 2:00 PM ET; $21k Allowance going 7 furlongs on turf; Entries: 7

  • #3 IN TO THE NIGHT (4-1) gets the top selection. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #1 KIMALLOSA'S HALO (7-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late.
  • #5 TEAM HOT LINE (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. She seems to fit well enough here. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 DRAMADORA (8-1) is worth a look as she has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 3 – 1 – 5 – 4

Mountaineer- Race 2

Post: 2:25 PM ET; $75k West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup S. going 1 mile 70 yards on turf; Entries: 16

  • #10 IN LOVE (5-2) is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one was considered a major player in the Breeders’ Cup last year.
  • #1 MIDNIGHT TEA TIME (9-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #6 PRICE TALK (4-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Cox and Lopez.
  • #3 TEMPER TANTRUM (8-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. He goes out for the Hernandez barn and gets Batista in the irons.

Selections: 10- 1 – 6 – 3

Mountaineer- Race 3

Post: 2:55 PM ET; $75k West Virginia Secretary of State S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #9 THUNDERING CREED (4-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. She projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #1 WE MISS SUSIE (8-1) should be competitive in this spot. She may benefit from the fields she run against recently.
  • #4 PULPIT'S PURRFECT (12-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race going out for the combination of Galloway and Batista.
  • #7 COMMAND STRIKE (7-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 9 – 1 – 4 – 7

Mountaineer- Race 4

Post: 3:25 PM ET; $75k West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup S. going 4 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 HOLLIS (1-1) gets the top selection. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #2 STORM BOARDER (3-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #5 WILD BEHAVIOR (4-1) isn't without hope. He should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #1 FULLY CONNECTED (6-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. He has run these super sprints successfully before.

Selections: 8 – 2 – 5 – 1

Mountaineer- Race 5

Post: 3:55 PM ET; $75k West Virginia Senate President's Cup S. going 1 mile 70 yards on turf; Entries: 13

  • #8 ADVENTURING (6-5) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #4 LASHARA (3-1) projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #5 VEZPA (10-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. She seems to fit well enough here.
  • #10 I'M FINE (15-1) is a candidate to outrun the odds, but that may just be good enough to hit the board.

Selections: 8 – 4 – 5 – 10

Mountaineer- Race 6

Post: 4:25 PM ET; $75k Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #7 SPECIAL RESERVE (6-5) looks best here. He looks to be the class of the field. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #1 MACRON (7-5) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #5 WILLISTON WAY (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.
  • #3 NOMO RON (20-1) is a price horse and should be in with a chance to hit the board late.

Selections: 7 – 1 – 5 – 3

Mountaineer- Race 7

Post: 4:55 PM ET; $200k West Virginia Governor's S. going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #9 PROMISE KEEPER (5-1) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance.
  • #4 FULSOME (3-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has the top overall power rating in the group. This one may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #10 ENDORSED (10-1) 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.
  • #5 SILVER PROSPECTOR (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. He seems to fit well enough here on class.

Selections: 9 – 4 – 10- 5

Mountaineer- Race 8

Post: 5:35 PM ET; $500k West Virginia Derby going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 7

We the People wins his prep for Mountaineer Derby
We The People | Coglianese Photo
  • #7 SKIPPYLONGSTOCKING (5-1) is the top pick. He has the top overall power rating in the group. It feels like this one is just getting better.
  • #3 HOME BREW (3-1) feels like one that should relish the distance.
  • #2 SIMPLIFICATION (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. The price is a bit short, but this one is a runner.
  • #6 WE THE PEOPLE (2-1) appears to be a major player in this race, but the concern is that the Belmont Stakes run supports the idea that the Peter Pan was a weak race. There he beat Golden Glider who was 6th in the Curlin last weekend.

Selections: 7 – 3 – 2 – 6

Mountaineer- Race 9

Post: 6:00 PM ET; $21k Allowance going 7 furlongs on turf; Entries: 12

  • #5 DESERT COWBOY (6-1) looks best here. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #4 THE BEST DISTANCE (5-1) comes into the race in really good form.
  • #8 NEW YEAR SURPRISE (7-2) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #2 PRINCE AMADEUS (5-1) has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.

Selections: 5 – 4 – 8 – 2

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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.