Pick for Saturday June 3, 2023:
Let's start the month of June off with a BANG!
1 1/16 Miles | Fillies and Mares | 4 Year Olds And Up | G3 STAKES | PURSE: $225,000
Track: Churchill Downs
Horse: Travel Column (ML 15-1)
Field (in post position order):
1. Soul of Angel (ML 20-1)
2. Travel Column (ML 15-1)
3. Pauline's Pearl (ML 5-2)
4. Idiomatic (ML 5-1)
5. Sixtythreecaliber (ML 6-1)
6. Frost Point (ML 2-1)
7. Hidden Connection (ML 9-2)
8. Moon Swag (ML 12-1)
Bet Travel Column (ML 15-1) to win and place and show.
Yes, that is right: WIN/PLACE/SHOW.
Her final odd may even go higher than the morning line of 15-1 as the first three favorites [Frost Point (ML 2-1), Pauline's Pearl (ML 5-2), and Hidden Connection (ML 9-2)] will get bet heavily leaving Travel Column (ML 15-1) as one of the three longest shots in the field.
Yes, this definitely qualifies as my "Longshot Play of the Week" -- if not for the month, year, or century -- because I rarely pick longshots.
It's not my type of plays to play (too many) longshots (but only occasionally).
And this one is one of those rare occasions that I pick a longshot.
Again, play Travel Column to WIN/PLACE/SHOW.