2022 Remsen Stakes Cheatsheet
By TwinSpires Editorial Team, Sponsored Content

By Vance Hanson (TwinSpires.com)

1. IL MIRACOLO (12-1) – Distant runner-up in his first three, but put it all together last time leading from start to finish over a one-turn mile at Gulfstream; turned in a stamina-building, seven-furlong work for this Nov. 25, so figures plenty fit; the obvious knock is his inexperience facing winners and speed figs are relatively light; Gun Runners, especially improving ones, can’t be underestimated in spots like this, so being in the frame at the end wouldn’t surprise.

2. TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (8-5) – Regarding this colt, trainer John Servis has said: “Mentally, the light hasn’t gone on yet…” and “He’s doing it all on raw talent…”; we’ll see what the finished article will eventually look like, but he’s caught the eye so far winning both starts by widening margins, including the Rocky Run S. at Delaware Park over a two-turn mile; the competition is tougher on this circuit, but looks fast enough and there should be enough pace to set up another strong performance; the one to beat.

3. PROVE RIGHT (15-1) – Arguably one the best-bred runner in the field, a son of Justify and out of a half-sister to dual Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Goldencents; however, he’s also the most exposed at this point, with just one win from eight starts; perhaps not shown to best effect when setting a hot pace and tiring late in the Nashua (G3), and perhaps would be better off attempting to come from behind in this speed-laden field; overall, needs to quicken.

4. ARCTIC ARROGANCE (2-1) – Made amends for his loss to Jackson Heights two back with an authoritative score in the Sleepy Hollow S. for New York-breds; although he hasn’t yet faced open company, on paper this isn’t the deepest looking renewal and speed figures suggest he’s quick enough; speedy colt does figure to face a little pressure, though, and this marks his two-turn debut.

5. MIDNIGHT TROUBLE (8-1) – Pace duel in the Rocky Run opened it up for Tuskegee Airmen to take advantage, and the race flow for this might also present a similar problem for this Midnight Lute colt, who will also be asked to stretch his speed a furlong more; leaning elsewhere, given the likely race dynamics.

6. QUICK TO ACCUSE (6-1) – No match for Artic Arrogance in the Sleepy Hollow, but perhaps this son of Accelerate, like his sire, will be more effective around two turns; has the tactical foot to be in striking position much of the way, and like others here he has room for improvement.

7. DUBYUHNELL (5-1) – No shame in finishing a distant fourth in his debut to Instant Coffee, eventual winner of last week’s Kentucky Jockey Club (G2), and rebounded last time in the slop to graduate by 2 1/2 lengths with blinkers added; seemingly has more upside than most, especially with sire Good Magic having three graded stakes winners from his first crop already; this colt’s dam was a multiple G3-winning sprinter; some things to like.