The Gin Talking Stakes Preview and Free Betting Pick – Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021

by Earl Campbell | December 23, 2021 |

The Gin Talking Stakes will take place as Race 2 of a scheduled 9-race card going to post at 12:54 pm (ET). Six horses will be running for the $100,000 purse. This race is restricted to two years old and will be run on the main dirt surface. The distance for the Gin Talking Stakes will be seven furlongs.  

The weather for this day’s events looks fine so no worries about a sloppy track. Fast and firm in Maryland on Boxing Day is the way to go. Remember though, two-year-olds are tough to judge and even harder to judge when it’s just females. Typical running styles that win over this track in recent history are those who can hang on or near the lead and set a soft early pace. There seems to be only one true speedster here. Of the contenders today, we will be highlighting four probable winners.

Betting Preview: (2) Beneath the Stars 

Their recent race history suggests back-to-back wins coming makes me think the winning streak can continue. Jockey JD Acosta is winning at 12%. Trainer Anthony Farrior is winning at 16% for the entire meet but with horses going for back-to-back wins he is winning at 31%. Their running style is that of a speedster or presser. Workout times are average coming in but they had a sharp workout on December 15th. Their history on this track is solid with two wins in three starts. This horse has the speed figures to compete but underneath makes sense.

Betting Preview: (4) Buy the Best

Their recent race history suggests this horse is the one to beat with back-to-back wins with one being at the stakes level. Jockey Jaime Rodriguez is winning at 10%. Trainer Cathal Lynch is winning at 12% but wins at 26% on two-year-olds. Their running style is that of a stalker or presser. Workout times are a bit slow coming in but nothing to worry about. Their history on this track is a perfect one-for-one. Their experience, in general, has this one as the fastest in the field by far.

Betting Preview: (5) Moody Woman

Their recent race history suggests a win last out at a lower level coming from far off the pace has this one looking for back-to-back wins. Jockey Jorge Ruiz is winning at 25% but has won almost 50% of his mounts in the past week. Trainer Marilyn McMullen is winning at 13%. Their running style is that of a closer or deeper stalker. Workout times are just ok coming in. Their history on this track is solid with a win and a show in two tries. The price here from an underneath perspective, Moody Woman can rule the day if she closes into a hot pace and can get up at the wire.

Betting Preview: (6) My Thoughts

Their recent race history suggests they took second here in a stakes race in October. Jockey Carol Cedeno is winning at only 3%. Trainer Tim Woolley is winning at 7% but truly winning at 17% on dirt. Their running style is that of a stalker. Workout times are a bit slow coming in. Their history on this track is solid with a second in their only try. Blinkers being added could be exactly what this horse needs. An underneath play for me.

Spooky Express Free Pick: (4) Buy the Best Wins at a very short price.

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