SENIOR INVESTMENT (c, 3, Discreetly Mine–Plaid, by Deputy Commander)O-Fern Circle Stables. B-Dixiana Farms LLC (KY). T-Kenneth G. McPeek. Sales History: $95,000 Ylg ’15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GSW & GISP, 9-3-0-1, $372,080.Last Start: 3rd, GI Preakness S., PIM, May 20Accomplishments: 1st, GIII Lexington S., KEE, Apr. 15.Equineline PPs
Senior Investment managed a respectable third in Baltimore simply by picking up the pieces of the Preakness pace meltdown. In his prior race, the Lexington S. at Keeneland, this deep closer dropped far off the action and had only one horse beaten 2 1/2 furlongs from the wire, but he kept methodically chugging along, building enough momentum to carry him past the two favorites on the lead. While I’m doubtful that Senior Investment will get a sizzling pace into which to close in the Belmont S., I do appreciate the speed-figure pattern he’s put together over nine career races: According to the Beyer scale, this colt has equaled or surpassed his previous-race speed number in every lifetime outing. He hasn’t improved in leaps and bounds, but Senior Investment keeps going in the right direction and always seems to outrun his odds, which is something to bear in mind betting-wise considering the average win price in the Belmont S. since 2010 is $25.